2021 PUBLIC HEALTH STORIES #11

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 11 of 2021

I.

11 short essays answering a provocative, yet insightful question “What if?”- Can we really reimagine our futures after the pandemic?

II.

“Public health now finds itself at a similar crossroads with respect to power. We have amassed substantial power through our efforts to address the COVID crisis. This has been something of a change for us. In the past, it was not uncommon to hear complaints that public health is sometimes neglected, that its recommendations to policymakers and the public can fall on deaf ears. The pandemic reversed this. Notwithstanding the polarization that has kept a vocal faction of the population at odds with the recommendations of health authorities, we are in a moment when public health is more influential than it has ever been.”

-“What George Washington can teach public health?” by Dr Sandro Galea

III.

A sharp perspective piece published in the American Journal of Public Health titled

Leading the World Again: Creating a 21st-Century Public Health Agency.” Read it from here.

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