5 Insights on How Governance Can Help Build a Responsive Health Workforce

Abt Associates hosted an event in January to learn about ongoing global initiatives in building responsive community health systems and how they connect to governance and achieving universal health coverage.

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What is the Economic Impact of Infant Exposure to Arsenic in Rice Cereals in the U.S.?

Countless news stories and media coverage have been devoted to the health impacts of lead in drinking water. Now, a lesser-known issue, the health impact of arsenic in rice, is getting more and more attention, and deservedly so.

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Bullying is a Public Health Issue in America, Especially for Sikh-American Children

The negative consequences of bullying has the attention of many federal agencies, community organizations and socially minded entrepreneurs who work together and convene to discuss new research, concerning data and creative approaches to prevention.

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What Have We Learned about Housing Recovery After Disaster Strikes?

The 2017 and 2005 hurricane seasons have many similarities, so we are revisiting findings from evaluations we conducted after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to summarize what worked in housing people who lost homes in the storms.

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Why a Research Strategy Matters in Preventing and Responding to Pandemics

The World Health Organization's Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework seems to have all of the right elements: It calls for sharing influenza viruses, surveillance, stockpiles of medicines and vaccines, and more. Yet it rests on shaky footing.

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Translating Research to Public Health Action

During a recent keynote presentation at the Innovation in Infectious Diseases Research symposium, I gave the following challenge: To really translate research to public health action, we need to understand what meaningful collaboration looks like.

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The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, Start With Something Round

As states and the federal government jointly design Medicaid's future, let's include what we know works - and eliminate what does not.

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One More Time With Zika: Investment in Prevention Costs Less, Means Better Health

Investments in local, state and federal public health infrastructure are necessary to stop the spread of Zika and other infectious diseases in the United States, as well as address the health outcomes for those who are infected.

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Pandemic Preparedness: Moving Beyond Public Health

A pandemic is the global spread of an infectious disease. While Ebola didn't meet the definition, it revealed how little prepared we were to manage the risks in places like hospitals and airports both operationally and politically.

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The History of Unrecognized “AIDS” in Monkeys 1969-1980: What Can We Learn for Future Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases?

AIDS was recognized in humans in 1981 and simian AIDS was described in 1983-1985. However, researchers anecdotally reported seeing cases of opportunistic infections of AIDS in monkeys much earlier.

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