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NACCHO Annual 2018: Take a Glimpse into New Orleans Public Health

Interview by Taylarr Lopez, Communications Specialist, NACCHO

Torrie Harris, Dr.P.H., MPH is a Health & Equity Strategist at the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD). In the following post, she discusses her role within the department, shares how NOHD is addressing the public health burdens of maternal and infant issues and mental health, and highlights the fun things NACCHO Annual 2018 conference attendees can do during their visit to New Orleans. 1,221 more words

Interview

A Different Kind of Public Health Message

The following excerpt comes from the May 3, 2018, article by Livia Gershon on JSTOR Daily.

“Public health awareness” usually refers to campaigns with messages about quitting smoking or eating healthful foods, often aimed at the people who are most vulnerable to health threats. 404 more words

Health Disparities

Health Equity, with Teeth

I had always been proud of my nice straight and cavity-free teeth–the fact that I had never needed braces or fillings. The dental hygienists would always comment on how nice and straight and perfect my teeth were, which made me pretty proud. 1,879 more words

Breastfeeding, advocacy and women's rights

In June 2015, I heard a fantastic talk by Keith Hansen, Vice President for Human Development at the World BankGroup, at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine summit. 1,699 more words

International

WEIGHT BIAS: HOW OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM HURTS THE PEOPLE ITS MEANT TO HELP

By: Jonathan Beers

Our society is fixated on measurements – from our department stores, to our schools, and perhaps most importantly, to our doctors’ visits. When it comes to our health, we worry over our height, our weight, our BMI and our blood pressure, our cholesterol levels and our diets, how much fat we eat and how much exercise we get. 1,471 more words

ACHIEVING EQUITY: THE RELATION BETWEEN HEALTH AND EDUCATION THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

By: Mirren Galway

The 1982 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics claiming childhood difficulties in school and family life can affect childhood development introduced the idea that a combination of health and environmental factors contribute to an individual’s health (Theiss & Regenstein, 2017). 1,366 more words

National Minority Health Month

Every month, there are dedicated health observances that shine a spotlight on specific illnesses and health issues in the nation. In April, we focus on how these health problems impact different members of our community. 288 more words

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