The covid-19 pandemic has shone a highlight on public well being, a key half of the well being care system that normally operates in the background. Public well being has, over the previous century, helped be certain that Americans have clear water to drink, untainted meals to eat and vaccines which have helped obliterate once-common lethal illnesses.
But like different points associated to the pandemic, public well being has develop into politicized and controversial, main some public well being officers to stop or retire. Some even have been bodily threatened only for doing their jobs, making an attempt to maintain individuals wholesome and protected.
KHN’s “What the Health?” podcast this week takes a deep dive into public well being, its previous and future. First, host Julie Rovner talks with Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, about the significance of public well being.
Then panelists Joanne Kenen of Politico and Lauren Weber of KHN be part of Rovner for a dialogue of public well being’s prospects for the future.
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This story was produced by KHN (Kaiser Health News), a nationwide newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about well being points. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three main working packages at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit group offering info on well being points to the nation.
KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a nationwide newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about well being points. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three main working packages at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit group offering info on well being points to the nation.
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