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HPHR
Public Health
Awareness
Week

Aug 23-27, 2021

The Humor Scientist: Ep2 Now Available

Watch the second installment of the The Humor Scientist with Matt Kazam, on HPHR.org. In this episode, Matt continues his journey examining the intersections of humor and public health with “How to Use Your Words.”

 

Join Matt every month on his journey as he explores how the art of humor can improve public health and reconnect people with the funny that lives inside of all of us. 

Graph 1. U.S.-born and foreign-born participants’ self-reported frequency of fast/packaged food consumption in the last two weeks.

Acculturation, Familial Support, and Unhealthful Dietary Patterns: Evaluating Notable Trends in a Latino Population By

Figure 1 : PDSA Cycle – HHH

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Applying Flexibility to the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model with

Figure 1. Relative percentage decrease for the respondents in the NFCS survey answering “Yes” to the question, “Do you currently have any unpaid bills from a health care or medical service provider (e.g., a hospital, a doctor’s office, or a testing lab) that are past due?” States adopting Medicaid expansion as of 2015 appear in blue & non-expansion states are in orange.

Optimizing Big Data to Inform the Plausibility of Patient Debt By Sebastián R. Díaz and

Figure 2. Twenty-nine patients were recruited. One patient attended three cooking classes, five patients attended two cooking classes, and two patients attended one cooking class.

Culturally Sensitive Cooking Classes to Increase Healthy Cooking Confidence in the Latino Community By Christine

Edition 23 – Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions

Conflicts of Patient-Caregiver Communication and Some Workable Solutions By Vanessa Collins Share on facebook Facebook

Edition 23 – Case Report of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda: Addressing Challenges with Access to Healthcare and How Community Health Workers May Be a Potential Solution

Case Report of Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda: Addressing Challenges with Access to Healthcare and How

Edition 23 – In the Context of Palliative Care

In the Context of Palliative Care By Ian Wee Share on facebook Facebook Share on

Edition 22 – The Kids Could Be Alright: a Call for Comprehensive Sexual Education

The Kids Could Be Alright: a Call for Comprehensive Sexual Education By Kate Kollars Share

Edition 22 – Why We Need Price Transparency in Healthcare

Why We Need Price Transparency in Healthcare By Kristoffer Szumigalski Share on facebook Facebook Share

Edition 22 – Are You a Non-Smoker Visiting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games? Be Advised.

Are You a Non-Smoker Visiting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games? Be Advised. By Kota Yoshioka

Edition 22 – Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements

Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements By Elizabeth Sherman Share on

Edition 22 – The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges? By Sravanthy Gumidyala Share

Edition 22 – Is Advertising a Social Determinant of Health—You Bet!

Is Advertising a Social Determinant of Health—You Bet! By Shantel Herbert-Magee Share on facebook Facebook

Edition 22 – In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk

In the Time of #MeToo, Protections for Survivors Still At Risk By Amanda Graff Share

Edition 22 – CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks By Catherine Gallori Share on facebook

Edition 22 – Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why.

Food Stamp Policy is Failing. Here’s Why. By Sajen Plevyak Share on facebook Facebook Share

Edition 22 – Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong

Modicare: A Universal Experience Gone Wrong By Indu Prakash Share on facebook Facebook Share on

Edition 22 – Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules

Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules By Dianelis Lopez Share on

Edition 21 – The Syrian Mental Health Crisis Present Findings And Future Directions

Ahmad Hassan discusses "The Syrian Mental Health Crisis: Present Findings and Future Directions."​

Edition 21 – Bioterrorism, Public Health and Civil Liberties

Stefano Bonino addresses "Bioterrorism, Public Health and Civil Liberties​."

HPHR Author Insight of the Week

Author Anna Bogursky discusses her article, “It’s Time to Combat Stubborn Insurance Companies: Bariatric Patients Deserve to Live” in Edition 28 of HPHR, which is our featured HPHR Author Insight of the week. Watch all of the HPHR Author Insights here and on our YouTube channel.  

The i-value By Javaid Iqbal Why Data Is Not Enough Covid cases are rising across

HPHR Fellow, Dr. Heather Tillewein, does an in-depth interview with conversion therapy survivor, Clare Killman. This interview looks into Clare's family background and the extent her family took to prevent Clare from living as a Transgender Female. Clare Killman discusses what it was like during conversion therapy and the lasting impact this form of therapy has had on her life.

Ryan Sutherland explores how widespread use of social media and access to internet-connecting devices expose children to cyberbullying and cyber harm.

Dr. Tillewein discusses the barriers that transgender individuals face when trying to access health care. Transgender individuals face several barriers with insurance, medical providers, and and accessing gender based services. Also, this blog will discuss the lack of education on transgender health that providers have.

Elizana-Marie Joseph discusses the history and importance of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month.

The blog discusses the public health and economic implications of drinking sugar sweetened beverages, and how Mexico successfully implemented a soda tax regime, thus setting a policy example for the rest of the world battling with non-communicable diseases.

Think tanks, policymakers, research institutions, social non-profits, and healthcare leaders need to get on the ground and understand that challenges in Bihar are unique and hence the solutions as well.

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses the need for a case for serious reforms to regain the health of Bihar.

Dr. Ankit Raj discusses Economic and Political issues affecting the State of Health in Bihar

In this installment from her Thriving Beyond COVID Series, Bibi Chaterpateah shares the pregnancy experience of Tangila A., who lives with endometriosis and PCOS

Discussing the "co-benefits" of decarbonization for health and climate change mitigation

Zaitoon By Dr. Butool Hisam Public Health and the Pulpit Source: Wikimedia Commons Just 250

Rahseer Dopson interviews Daniel E. Dawes, JD of Moorhouse about health equity and health reform.

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True Curriculum By Rebecca Elliott, MPH Lesson 3: American Education- Flawed by Design? Part II

True Curriculum By Rebecca Elliott, MPH Lesson 4: So if we don’t educate…what are we

"...we need to decriminalize sex work and get people away from the idea that by arresting people it’s going to solve the problem. It’s not, ever. It never has and never will."

"...harm reduction is talking to people, finding out their needs, treating them with respect and dignity and fighting like hell for them against whoever’s trying to bring them down."

"...Our members do not feel safe talking to the police if they were raped, and with good reason. A couple of them told us that when they approached a police officer, their usual response was, 'Well what do you expect? Look who you are, look where you are. And besides, prostitutes can’t get raped.'"

This vlog discusses the critical need for more dental professionals in rural areas.