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Class examines public health through the lens of Africana studies
Published April 13, 2021
Alexandre White and Robbie Shilliam challenge students to probe the ongoing effects of colonialism, slavery, and racial oppression in public health practices
Public health
What the American Rescue Plan means for public health
Published April 12, 2021
Experts discuss implications of the historic bill and its impact on health equity issues, local health departments, and schools of public health
Health care costs
Study: Charitable care provided by hospitals doesn't measure up to their tax exemptions
Published April 7, 2021
The amount of charity care hospitals provide and the favorable tax treatment they enjoy is 'badly out of sync,' researchers say
Health disparities
Analysis of medical records shows physicians are more likely to doubt Black patients than white patients
Published April 7, 2021
Bias reflected in medical records may in turn affect the care Black patients receive from future physicians
Education
New global tracker to measure pandemic's impact on education worldwide
Published March 26, 2021
The COVID-19—Global Education Recovery Tracker is a collaborative effort of Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF
Commentary
Pausing AstraZeneca vaccinations in Europe a 'tragic' decision
Published March 26, 2021
Bill Moss, director of International Vaccine Access Center, discusses the fallout of the decision of several European countries to pause AstraZeneca vaccinations
Johns Hopkins University helps launch digital trove of opioid industry documents
Published March 24, 2021
The Opioid Industry Documents Archive, co-managed by the University of California, San Francisco, is a public archive of 3,300 documents disclosed as part of recent legal judgments
Student campaign raises awareness of triggers of targeted violence, terrorism, and misinformation
Published March 23, 2021
The Check Your Bias campaign includes videos, social media coverage, a self-assessment tool, and events
Commentary
Health care consolidation poses hazards to health system goals
Published March 23, 2021
In 'New England Journal of Medicine,' Bloomberg Distinguished Professor calls for greater transparency in health care industry to protect doctors and patients alike / New England Journal of Medicine
Health policy
Surveys find strong support for COVID-19 mitigation measures over time
Published March 23, 2021
Large differences were seen by age, beliefs, and political affiliation and among those who trust science and those who do not
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