Public Health

Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the United States – an epidemiologist explains what it means

After the news broke that the United States had declared monkeypox a public health emergency, my friends and family started asking me, an infectious disease epidemiologist, if monkeypox was about to cause widespread death and chaos. I assured them that the public health emergency declaration of August 4, 2022 was about the allocation of government […]

Family doctors want a federal plan out of the COVID-19 public health emergency

The AAFP praises pandemic flexibilities and recommends future policies on vaccines, payments, telehealth and more. Federal regulators should consider policies to avoid “significant disruption” to the US healthcare system, before the end of the public health emergency (PHE) declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This month, the […]

Refocused History – CNN

On April 11, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last speech from a White House window to the crowd below. They had gathered there awaiting a celebratory speech at the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant two days earlier. But that night Lincoln’s speech was about reconstruction, […]

Best Online Colleges in Washington 2022

Online colleges in Washington include top research universities, smaller colleges, and affordable options. Washington’s online programs prepare graduates for a bright future in the state’s high-growth industries. These include aerospace, agriculture, technology and global health. Organizations such as Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, and the Gates Foundation reside in Washington and offer potential post-graduation opportunities. Start your […]

Philadelphia Department of Public Health Declares Heat-Related Health Emergency Monday August 8 and Tuesday August 9, 2022 | Department of Public Health

PHILADELPHIA — In response to forecasts of maximum Heat Index values, Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH has issued a heat-related health emergency in Philadelphia. This designation begins at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 and is scheduled to end at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, but may be extended if the […]

Four US universities promote equity in public health

Vaccine trials. Physical distancing. Mask mandates. It’s all part of the research and decision-making process that public health experts are constantly involved in as the pandemic spreads. They showed us how much medical progress is necessary for collective well-being and to remedy inequalities in access to health care. Public health has re-emerged as an in-demand […]

HHS declares monkeypox a public health emergency in the United States

The White House is stepping up its efforts to fight the outbreak. Monkeypox has been declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in the United States. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the August 4 statement to “strengthen and accelerate the Biden-Harris administration’s response in recognition of the rapid and […]

Unprecedented opportunities for graduate students in public health

Public health graduates with hands-on experience have a competitive edge when entering the job market. At CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), students gain real-world experience during their studies, play roles in faculty-led research projects, and apply what they learn in classroom in practical contexts and in their professional lives. […]

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