With thanks to our content experts: Dr. Velton Robinson, DDS, Smile Connections Dr. Paul Glassman, DDS, Pacific Center for Dental Care Ms. Ann Battrell, Chief Executive Officer, American Dental Hygienist Association “It was almost 4:00 PM and I was hurrying to my first dental appointment in over eight months,” Ifetayo (Ife) Johnson, Executive Director of […]
Late last year, we revisited a discussion about health equity that focused on identifying strategies to help public health professionals more effectively examine the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease and illness. A few months after we published that article, COVID-19 had claimed the lives of 50,000 Black Americans. That morbid milestone is yet another […]
The Public Health Learning Network (PHLN), the nation’s most comprehensive system of public health educators, experts, and thought leaders, is a leader in developing and delivering timely and high-quality trainings for the public health workforce. The country’s ten Regional Public Health Training Centers play a significant role in creating, identifying, and sharing training and resources […]
NNHPI’s COVID-19 Taskforce is bringing together member institutes from across the country to address some of the most pressing challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. From health equity to workforce development, these groups are making real change in their communities—and the country—through advocacy and policy, research, and community organizing. These are their stories of impact. Earlier this […]
NNPHI Support for Advancing Learning and Implementing Training on Health and Racial Equity As a nonpartisan, national public health organization and network representing 44 public health institutes employing over 8,000 subject matter experts in myriad sub disciplines, NNPHI supports efforts underway to strengthen the competencies of our nation’s public health workforce to eliminate structural racism […]
A common agenda, a conversation, and a need to dispel misperceptions about reopening led to a collaborative effort between two statewide agencies who had worked together before—but never during a pandemic. The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) launched COVID-19: Preparing for the Next Phase, nine virtual, place-based townhall […]
Soon after we began to understand the real threats of Covid-19 to our nation’s health and livelihood, the concept of “resilience”—which had mostly been confined to discussions about disaster preparedness, response, and recovery— rapidly spread through the public health field. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health and Disasters defines community resilience […]
The Coronavirus has highlighted our nations deeply embedded, systemic inequities and underscored the need to develop authentic solutions driven by cross-sector engagement. While no crystal ball could have predicted this current pandemic and its evolving ramifications, practitioners have long known the impact of social determinants on health outcomes. The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice […]
These guidelines are intended to help inform the general population about safe sheltering practices in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We spoke with Tim Hatch, Deputy Director and Director of Logistics and Environmental Programs for Alabama Department of Public Health. He discusses the challenges of sheltering amidst the pandemic, how we have to think outside the box when responding to COVID-19, and more.