Today’s theme for National Public Health Week is violence prevention. We asked our colleague, Natalie Penhale Johnson, to reflect on the work she is doing with the Gun Violence Prevention Training Center for Excellence, a project that is providing technical assistance and training to 10 grantee organizations that are tackling gun violence as a public health issue. Her blog explores why we must treat violence as a public health issue, with a focus on how systemic racism sustains cycles of violence.
National Public Health Week continues with today's blog on Maternal and Child Health. Guest writer Alexis Wing takes a closer look at the high rates of maternal mortality in the United States, and the glaring racial inequities reflected by the data.
In honor of National Public Health Week 2020, the CHTI team will be highlighting a new theme each day. To kick this week off, we’ll be talking about mental health and why we need to address this issue through an equity lens.