2022 Public health stories #41

Curated public health stories for this week from my reading shelf for Week 41 of 2022.


“Our health is a product of the context in which we live. Whether or not we can be healthy depends on the air we breathe, the water we drink, the quality of our neighborhoods, our education and family income, the prejudice we face or do not face, and countless other factors that have little to do with doctors and medicines. Income and race, for example, are linked to asthma risk; income and geography are tied to life expectancy. “

Mental Health is Public Health



“The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic required unprecedented state planning for vaccine administration, even prior to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing specific vaccine guidance. The single biggest accomplishment in this phase of the vaccine campaign was enrolling tens of thousands of providers to be able to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Partnerships were developed with hundreds of groups to train and educate providers to attest to proper storage and handling capacity and meet requirements to report doses administered within 24 to 72 hours. These groups included medical societies, emergency medical services, city and county governments, hospitals, insurers, pharmacies, nurses, and many more. “

A Pandemic Success Story: Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines

Disclaimer: Posts and opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.

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