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292 - National Public Health Week Finale: Georges Benjamin on Mending the Broken System Post-COVID-19
The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” Dr. Georges Benjamin, president of the American Public Health Association, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the poor condition of these bridges, from archaic lab technology and a sparse workforce to gross inequities in health care. They discuss what needs to be done to fix the system so these inequities, and current and potential health threats, can be addressed to save lives.
291- We Stand With Public Health Part 4: Solutions
In a special 4-part series excerpted from a webcast, we look at the extraordinary challenges facing the field of public health in the COVID era. In the final episode, we hear more about how serious the problems are and what can be done about it. Lori Freeman, NACCHO CEO; Chrissy Juliano, Executive Director of the Big Cities Health Coalition; and Dr. Marcus Plescia, Chief Medical Officer of ASTO, talk about direct calls to action to address the “boom-and-bust” cycle of public health infrastructure.
290 - We Stand With Public Health Part 3: The Challenges Facing Health Departments
In a special 4-part series excerpted from a webcast, we look at the extraordinary challenges facing the field of public health in the COVID era. Today, health officers from around the country talk about their experiences with harassment and what needs to be done to protect public health workers. Then, Dr. Josh Sharfstein talks with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services about fallout from this crisis and signs of hope from a new administration.
289 - We Stand With Public Health Part 2: By the Numbers
In a special 4-part series excerpted from a webcast, we look at the extraordinary challenges facing the field of public health in the COVID era. Today, Dr. Beth Resnick and Paulani Mui of Johns Hopkins talk about their research on the issue of challenges facing public health officers during the pandemic. The presentation referenced in this episode can be seen in the recorded webcast here: https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/news-and-events/events/2021/february-24.html
288 - We Stand With Public Health Part I: The Harassment of Health Officers During COVID-19
In a 4-part series excerpted from a webcast, we look at the extraordinary challenges facing the field of public health in the COVID era. Today, hear from Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC; and also three public health officers: Columbus, Ohio health commission Dr. Mysheika Roberts; Montana state medical officer Dr. Greg Holzman; and Wilson County, Kansas health officer Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney. They talk about the significant challenges they and their staff have faced during the pandemic.
BONUS EPISODE - Regreso a Clases en Persona: La Pandemia y El Aprendizaje
Una conversación entre Dra. Sara Polk, una de las directoras del Centro Sol de la universidad de Johns Hopkins y Gabriela Calderon Velazquez, especialista en salud escolar de Johns Hopkins. Hablan sobre el regreso a clases en persona en el tiempo de covid. Escuchemos.