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The Beauty of Impact: hidden highlights from the World Health Summit 2017, Berlin

The annual World Health Summit was held in Berlin from 15th – 17th October. With around 2000 participants from across academia, politics, the private sector Read More

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Creating Healthier Communities in India — and now Chicago

By Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease — are one of the 21st century’s greatest health and development challenges, and have become the leading cause of death in most regions of the world. I founded Arogya World 7 years ago to do something about this. Since then, together with like-minded people and like-minded organizations, we’ve implemented innovative programs in India that take prevention to people where they live, work and learn. These programs have been proven to be effective in helping children and adults change behavior and lead healthier lives — as well as share what they’ve learned with friends and family. I am passionate about this work, and encouraged by the progress we have made

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Global Health in Conflict: A Weightier Commitment

I currently work as an epidemiologist at a regional health department in Texas. We serve two main roles for the 30 counties we cover. One of our roles is to function as a local health department and deliver a diverse range of services to 23 counties. The other main role is to serve as an extension of the state health department and provide surveillance/investigation guidance for the reportable conditions that health care providers, schools, and community members are mandated to report. This relationship is seen especially when we work with the 7 counties in our region that have their own local health departments

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Weekly links March 10: Ex post power calcs ok? Indian reforms, good and bad policies, and…

Andrew Gelman argues that it can make sense to do design analysis/power calculations after the data have been collected – but he also makes clear how NOT to do this (e.g. if a study with a small sample and noisy measurement finds a statistically significant increase of 40% in profits, don’t then see whether it has power to detect a 40% increase – instead you should be looking for the probability the treatment effect is of the wrong sign, or that the magnitude is overestimated, and should be basing the effect size you examine power for on external information). They have an R function retrodesign() to do these calculations. Annie Lowrey interviews Angus Deaton in the Atlantic, and discusses whether it is better to be poor in the Mississippi Delta or in Bangladesh, opioid addiction, and the class of President Obama.

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Dr. Georges Benjamin responds to APHA members and Section Leaders

Read Dr. Georges Benjamin’s response to our open letter and learn how you can be involved in public health advocacy efforts: Page 1 Page 2 Tagged: advocacy, Global health, Public health

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Honoring (and learning from) leaders who make a difference

 Ilolahia,  Betancur, Walliser, Mayor Pacalioga, Musa, Sahraoui What kind of leaders can bring people together for the common good, even amid clashing opinions or real conflict? That question was at the heart of the 2017 Global Leadership Forum March 6 on the growing need for “collaborative leadership” in an age of increasingly polarized societies. The event at the World Bank was organized with the Global Partnership for Collaborative Leadership in Development. It explored how to bridge often wide divides to arrive at inclusive solutions, and featured guests such as Festus G. Magae, a former President of Botswana and a South Sudan peace negotiator, and Frank Pearl Gonzalez, Chief Negotiator in the Colombian Peace Talks.

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How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health

Read more: How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health

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Blog Post Highlights Importance Of Understanding Interconnectedness Of Agriculture, Global…

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Global Health & Global Agriculture: Emerging Diseases and Agriculture’s Expanding Footprint Marcus Glassman, research associate with the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, writes, “[A]s populations swell and agriculture’s footprint sprawls, there are some real, and serious, public health consequences,” including “spillover,” when animal diseases…More

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Evaluation of the ability of standardized supports to improve public health response to…

Despite widespread implementation of syndromic surveillance systems within public health agencies, previous studies of the implementation and use of these systems have indicated that the functions and response…

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health Dean Outlines 10 Public Health ‘Truths’…

The Baltimore Sun: 10 public health truths for Trump Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…We should let evidence — not politics — direct actions to benefit everyone in our country. With this in mind, I offer 10 public health truths for the new administration: 1. The health…More

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Don’t forget to submit your abstract for APHA’s 2017 annual meeting!

The 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo will be held in Atlanta, November 4-8. APHA 2017 will bring more than 12,000 public health professionals to Atlanta to learn, network and engage. This year’s theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.” Become a presenter and submit an abstract Deadlines range from Feb. 20-24, depending on topic area. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme as well as current and emerging public health issues.

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Adapting public policy theory for public health research: A framework to understand the…

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Catherine M.

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Register Now to Learn How to Use Mobile Phones for Public Health

In 2016, the number of global mobile subscriptions reached 8.5 billion — more than the number of people on this earth – yet at the same time, health systems around the world are struggling to: Provide access to affordable healthcare for all Treat infectious diseases such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Address crippling maternal and child mortality rates in low-income countries Manage non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, and Diabetes Tackle infrastructure and supply chain challenges in remote settings Train frontline health workers to provide care to vulnerable populations Mobile phones are increasingly central to solutions responding to these challenges – are you ready to leverage mHealth innovations in your programs? TechChange is excited to announce its first online certificate course of 2017: Mobile Phones for Public Health. Use code ICTWorks to get a $50 discount on any TechChange course! The four-week Mobile Phones for Public Health course kicks off on February 6th and will feature leading guest experts, case studies, interactive software demos on the latest mHealth topics and developments. We’ve also been working on a new studio set-up to make live recordings all the more engaging

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Lessons that Last, and Last, and Last: 400 Pearls and Still Counting

In conjunction with the publication of the 400th Pearls article, PLOS Pathogens Pearls Editor Joseph Heitman reflects on the continued success of Pearls, an Open Access compendium of the “lessons that last”. There are a number of ways

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