In her book, Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown prompts the reader to reflect on the role community plays in our ability, at baseline, to survive, and at best, to thrive. She asks, “do you understand that your quality of life and your survival are tied to how authentic and generous the connections are between you and the people and place you live with and in?” This is an idea that has taken on new meaning in the time of COVID-19.
Written by Kelly Danckert
As public health workers, we wear many hats: community organizers, facilitators, content experts, and more. But as COVID19 has propelled us into a time of remote public health work, we wanted to take our hats off to the all the full time public health workers who are also full time parents. Read on for spotlight stories from parents at Health Resources in Action that outline the highlights and lessons learned from parenting in the time of COVID19.
Today's National Public Health Week theme is Environmental Health. This blog takes a look at the field of Environmental Health through an equity lens, highlighting the need for a more equitable system in the US that protects populations that have historically been marginalized and/or ignored, especially communities of color.
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.