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Public Health Power Hour

Jul 19, 2022

In her new book, Under the Skin:The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, award-winning writer Linda Villarosa argues that any effort to close the gap in health outcomes must also address the structural racism that underpins the U.S. health care system.

She points to the adverse impact...


May 26, 2022

According to The Tobacco Atlas, smoking prevalence is falling globally for the first time, but countries and people marginalized by the vestiges of colonialism, by racism, bias and other social determinants are due to suffer the greatest harm.

They suffer a triple impact, as they are the least protected by health...


Apr 7, 2022

In this episode of the Public Health Power Hour, we discussed the impact women have when they have equal power, how COVID-19 has changed the landscape, systems and policies that can accelerate gender equity in global health leadership, and what aspiring women leaders should look for and demand in their...


Mar 3, 2022

Women’s health means ensuring that women have access to healthy environments and quality health care throughout their lives, including care for important issues during their reproductive years such as safe motherhood and access to modern contraception, safe abortions and postabortion care.

Women often face pervasive...


Feb 24, 2022

This discussion focused on the past and future of public health and social reform movements, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting from a historical perspective of public health’s history of activism in social movements, and considering the challenges of the current moment, our panelists offer perspectives on...