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New Report by Big Cities Health Coalition and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

The report highlights why epidemiologists are not only vital to fighting pandemics, but also in addressing chronic diseases, gun violence and other public health threats.  Epidemiologists are essential to helping health officials make decisions, allocate resources, and advance health equity. 

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Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an updated chart pack “Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity” which analyzes racial and ethnic health disparities across several measures, including health coverage, access to care, and health status. 

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Missouri’s Public Health Response to COVID

The publication details research that is relevant to strengthening local public health agencies’ and the state’s capacities to respond to future public health crises.

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How Local Health Departments Can Commit to Transformative Change through Racial Healing

In this new era of public health care and practice, as our global community continues to endure the impact of a pandemic, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure we do not fall back into old patterns. This is our chance as a larger health-focused collective to use our expertise, influence, and resources to change the landscape of health. Governmental agencies, nonprofits, clinical and non-clinical groups, and funders have an important role in the future of public health.

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Incarceration and Public Health: Going Bold to Achieve Health Equity

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the field of public health has sprinted a marathon to address the ongoing crisis — we have implemented mass vaccination plans, pushed back against misinformation campaigns, and taken action in the face of slashed budgets and outright assaults on our lives. But as a public health researcher and advocate, I believe there is a critical place where we have fallen short, and with dire consequences: connecting the dots between incarceration and health.

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Less Criminalization = Better Health + More Justice

Last year, New York State passed the most sweeping parole reform measure in the country. The Less Is More Community Supervision Revocation Reform Act has far-reaching implications for the health and liberty of tens of thousands of people every year, by making critical changes in how the state handles noncriminal violations of parole conditions.

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New Report by Big Cities Health Coalition and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

The report highlights why epidemiologists are not only vital to fighting pandemics, but also in addressing chronic diseases, gun violence and other public health threats.  Epidemiologists are essential to helping health officials make decisions, allocate resources, and advance health equity. 

Read More →
GIH Events

Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an updated chart pack “Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity” which analyzes racial and ethnic health disparities across several measures, including health coverage, access to care, and health status. 

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Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System

The Bipartisan Policy Center, deBeaumont Foundation, and the Public Health Forward Coalition has just released Public Health Forward: Modernizing the U.S. Public Health System, a five-year roadmap for public health. The report provides practical, bi-partisan actions to modernize and repair the nation’s public health system.  Key recommendation for policy makers and public health departments include addressing: financing; data and information technology; workforce; public health laws and governance; partnerships; and community engagement.

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Public Private Partnerships to Strengthen the Public Health Infrastructure

How strong is your organization’s relationship with local health departments in the communities you serve? Do you view governmental public health as an essential partner? How can you best increase and improve support for state and local public health departments? What types of investments are most likely to yield transformative change? As the future of public health hangs in the balance, philanthropic organizations must renew their commitment to governmental public health agencies and reimagine strategies for strengthening these partnerships.

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Missouri’s Public Health Response to COVID

The publication details research that is relevant to strengthening local public health agencies’ and the state’s capacities to respond to future public health crises.

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COVID-19 Community Response: Emerging Themes Across Sentinel Communities

A COVID-19 Synthesis Report, released in July 2021, summarizes the yearlong path that nine of these communities traveled with respect to COVID-19 vaccination, health and well-being, economic recovery, equitable housing, and in-person schooling.

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