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Edition 30 - Social Justice

Edition 30, Social Justice

Edition 30 is dedicated to social justice and inequity. Systemic racism has contributed to mental health issues, health inequity, racialized segregation, forced normalization, structural colourism, inequitable distribution of resources, disparities in incarceration, racism in research, housing and homelessness, and underrepresentation of minorities, among other issues. This edition is a compilation of the challenges that have manifested in our communities as a result of racial inequities. The Harvard Public Health Review spotlights these issues across the spectrum, with a series of articles aimed in dismantling racial bias in the hopes of discontinuing the propagation of behaviors that contribute to these inequities.

 

Catherine Tsasis, Junior Associate Editor, Harvard Public Health Review

 

30 – Thinking Beyond Purpose-Built Communities- A Vision to Create Structural Change for Housing in the United States

Thinking Beyond Purpose-Built Communities: A Vision to Create Structural Change for Housing in the United States By Kathryn S. Meyer, MPH Citation

Edition 30 – Structural Racism as a Determinant of Black Mental Health: Looking Back to Move Forward

Structural Racism as a Determinant of Black Mental Health: Looking Back to Move Forward By Lindsay Kephart Citation Kephart L. Structural racism

Edition 30 – Purpose Built Communities to Promote Health Equity and Address the Impacts of Racialized Residential Segregation

Purpose Built Communities to Promote Health Equity and Address the Impacts of Racialized Residential Segregation By Veronica L. Handunge Citation Handunge V.

30 - Community Health Assessment of Muslim Women at an East Harlem Islamic Center

Community Health Assessment of Muslim Women at an East Harlem Islamic Center By Farhana Begum, Brittany Dodson, MSPH, and Anitha Srinivasan, MD

Edition 30 – An Invisible Public Health Crisis: The Forced Normalization of Intersex People​

An Invisible Public Health Crisis: The Forced Normalization of Intersex People By Dr. Candice Carpenter, Khaya Makhubu, MBA; Lee Moche, MBA, MS

Edition 30 - Structural Colorism: Illuminating the Shadow of Structural Racism and its Malcontents

Structural Colorism: Illuminating the Shadow of Structural Racism and its Malcontents By Dr. Candice Carpenter Citation Carpenter C. Structural colorism: Illuminating the

30 - Ensuring Equitable Vaccine Distribution for COVID-19 in Wake County, North Carolina

Ensuring Equitable Vaccine Distribution for COVID-19 in Wake County, North Carolina By Paige Bennett, Lauren M. Brown, Lechelle Wilson Wardell, Marina Smelyanskaya

Edition 30 – Remembering the “Who” and the “How” When Working with Tribal Communities

Remembering the “Who” and the “How” When Working with Tribal Communities​ By Michele Sky Lee, Arden Day, Carolyn Camplain, Natalie Papini, Melinda

Edition 30 – Health Care Payment Reform and Structural Racism in the United States

Health Care Payment Reform and Structural Racism in the United States By Katherine Ianni Citation Ianni K. Health care payment reform and

Edition 30 - Why Social Media Giants’ Attempts to Cure the Infodemic may be yet Another Detriment to Black Americans in the Fight Against COVID-19

Infodemic/disparity/social media #Infodemic #COVID-19 #Disinformation Infodemic/disparity/social media #Infodemic #COVID-19 #Disinformation Why Social Media Giants’ Attempts to Cure the Infodemic May Be Yet

Edition 30 - The War on Drugs & Racial Health Disparities in Incarceration

The War on Drugs & Racial Health Disparities in Incarceration By Kate Orlin, RN, CARN Citation Orlin K. The war on drugs

Edition 30 – The Role of Public Health in the Rule of Law: The Cautionary Tale of Title 42 Expulsions

The Role of Public Health in the Rule of Law: The Cautionary Tale of Title 42 Expulsions By Sarah J. Diaz, JD,

Edition 30 – Defunding the Social Production of Ignorance: Addressing Racism in Research begins with Funders

Defunding the Social Production of Ignorance: Addressing Racism in Research Begins with Funders By Griffin Jones Citation Jones G. Defunding the social

Edition 30 – Pandemic Eugenics: Discrimination, Disability, & Detention During COVID-19

Hiding in Plain Sight: Public Health, Eugenics, and COVID-19 By Laura I Appleman Citation Appleman L. Hiding in plain sight: public health, eugenics,

Edition 30 - The COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing Homelessness in Healthcare

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing Homelessness in Healthcare By Daniel Park, Pranay Bonagiri, Nicole Lee Citation Park D, Bonagiri P, Lee N.

Edition 30 - COVID-19 and the Code: Revisiting the Philippine Experience

COVID-19 and the Code: Revisiting the Philippine Experience By Kenneth Jim Joseph Jimeno Citation Jimeno K. COVID-19 and the code: revisiting the

Edition 30 – “Stay home … Well, suppose you don’t got a home?”: The Public Health Challenges of Housing the Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Stay home … Well, suppose you don’t got a home?”: The Public Health Challenges of Housing the Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Edition 30 – The Case for Universal Basic Income as a Tool for Racial Justice

The Case for Universal Basic Income as a Tool for Racial Justice By Sana Farooqui Citation Farooqui S. The case for universal

Edition 30 – Ending the Opioid Crisis in Five Years

Ending the Opioid Crisis in Five Years By Kelly O’Connor Citation O’Connor K. Ending the opioid crisis in five years. Harvard Public

Edition 30 – Public Trust in Public Health: The Crisis of Confidence and its Consequences

Public Trust in Public Health: The Crisis of Confidence and its Consequences By Eskira Kahsay Citation Kahsay E. Public trust in public

Edition 30 - Medical Malpractice Reform and Its Impact on Lawsuits and Damages Payments

Medical Malpractice Reform and Its Impact on Lawsuits and Damages Payments By D. Daniel Sokol, JD, MSt., LLM; Vivek Ghosal;; and Guanming

Edition 30 - Underrepresented Minority (URM) Physician Exploitation Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications to URM Physician-Faculty Burnout and Worsening Health Disparities​
Edition 30 - ‘We Are Only as Safe as Our Most Vulnerable Citizens’: Healthcare Systems’ Role in Reducing Exacerbating Social and Economic Inequities Before, During, and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

‘We Are Only as Safe as Our Most Vulnerable Citizens’: Healthcare Systems’ Role in Reducing Exacerbating Social and Economic Inequities Before, During,

Edition 30 – Health Disparities in Genetic Testing for Patients Receiving Government-funded Insurance Benefits

Patients receiving public health insurance benefits receive lower-quality, less-reliable care compared to patients with private insurance benefits. T

Edition 30 – Race as a Risk Factor: Public Health Interventions for Uterine Fibroids Among African American Women

The prevalence of uterine fibroids is especially high in the U.S., but it is important to note that among the women impacted, 70-90% are African American.

Edition 30 – Displacement & Gentrification Across the US: The Pillage of Cultural Identity and Community

An ironic shift in residency is occurring in metropolitan areas across the country such as the Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C.

Edition 30 - COVID-19 and America’s Epidemic of Social Inequality: Lessons from Social Science

The COVID-19 pandemic and its unequal impact on marginalized communities elucidate the complexity of health disparities.