Check out these highlights from the June 2020 issue:
Already-strained US public health workforce grapples with COVID-19 [ [link removed] ]
With heightened demand for public health during the pandemic, health agencies try to do more with limited resources.
More states moving to operate their own health exchanges [ [link removed] ]
In 11 states and the District of Columbia, officials in spring authorized special open enrollment periods to help the unemployed get health insurance.
Technology playing central role in COVID-19 response [ [link removed] ]
With considerable gaps in testing, tracking and tracing slowing the U.S. response, tech innovations to help monitor and contain the disease are being used across the country.
Communities get creative to help the vulnerable during COVID-19 [ [link removed] ]
Local programs are helping alleviate food insecurity and transportation problems for vulnerable people.
National Public Health Week observances reflect pandemic [ [link removed] ]
Though participants had to reorganize on the fly due to physical distancing orders, NPHW was still impressive. Dozens of virtual events were held, showing not only the importance of public health, but also the resilience and dedication of organizers.
Latino Caucus, US Census Bureau team up to get Hispanics counted [ [link removed] ]
An accurate census count is critical for public health to work toward health equity.
Poor air quality linked to COVID-19 deaths [ [link removed] ]
People in regions with polluted air are at higher risk for dying from coronavirus, study says.
Study: Messaging important to changing minds about climate change [ [link removed] ]
Climate advocates may find success by recasting their message in a way that is more persuasive.
Healthy You: Exploring your artistic side is good for health [ [link removed] ]
A huge body of research shows that art can promote both physical and mental health, including wellness and healing. Read Healthy You online, or download as a PDF in English or Spanish [ [link removed] ] .
Newsmakers [ [link removed] ]
Check out who’s who in public health
Resources [ [link removed] ]
See what’s new in public health media
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