How to promote health equity and improve your community in 2023

Healthy Communities Are Equitable Communities

Obesity is an issue that threatens the health of millions of Americans—but especially those that live in rural communities. As we head into 2023, it is important for healthcare leaders in these areas to understand the severity of the obesity epidemic in rural America and to develop public health programs and initiatives in response. This […]

2023 Obesity Epidemic in Rural America | Causes and Promising Solutions

Obesity is an issue that threatens the health of millions of Americans—but especially those that live in rural communities. As we head into 2023, it is important for healthcare leaders in these areas to understand the severity of the obesity epidemic in rural America and to develop public health programs and initiatives in response. In […]

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS IN 6 STEPS

Program evaluation is a crucial tool for assessing the effectiveness and maintaining ethical integrity in public health programs. A frequent assessment provides essential data that will help improve your program, build trust, and engage your community. Public health programs are complex and ever-evolving. Yet, the following six-step evaluation process can help you organize your assessment […]

National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day

November 17 is National Rural Health Day. Throughout the nation, top-level staff in rural healthcare facilities are taking action to promote and build upon the opportunity that National Rural Health Day provides. Because rural executives value teamwork, we encourage others to share ideas and join us in scheduling events, giving recognition to outstanding employees and […]

Newly Approved Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines: What you need to know

The New COVID-19 Vaccines

As of September 2022, over 1 million people in the United States have lost their lives to COVID-19, and over 90 million have been infected with the virus. [I] Now, almost two years since the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered, the FDA has authorized two new bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for use as booster doses—as opposed […]

How to Improve Your Local Emergency Preparedness Plan to Protect Your Community

Emergency Preparedness Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, and many other disasters have made it increasingly clear how necessary it is for communities to have a robust emergency preparedness plan in place. According to a 2018 National Association of Counties report, natural and human-made disasters have grown in “both frequency, severity and cost,” with almost 1 in 4 […]

How researchers are using AI for Long COVID-19 syndrome

AI for Long COVID-19

How are researchers utilizing the latest technologies, like machine learning and AI, for Long Covid-19? Hundreds of millions of people across the globe have had COVID-19. (I) Though many have fully recovered, some patients continue to suffer from the effects of post-acute sequelae of SARS Cov-2 (PASC), more commonly referred to as long COVID. While […]

3 EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH WAYS TO FIGHT THE MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK

The World Health Organization just declared monkeypox a global health emergency as cases increase across the globe. (I) As the disease spreads, public health leaders and health departments need to act quickly and strategically to minimize outbreaks within their communities and ensure that they have the resources to care for those infected. This update report […]

3 FACTORS DRIVING THE LATEST HEPATITIS OUTBREAKS & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

Hepatitis Awareness Week

Hepatitis outbreaks are a growing public health threat that affects millions each year. Understanding the factors accelerating this deadly virus is key to uncovering how to best respond to and mitigate its spread. An investigation into the current crisis suggests that opioids, the COVID-19 pandemic, and limited access to testing and treatment play the protagonistic […]

HOW TO BATTLE HEALTHCARE BURNOUT: SIGNIFICANCE, IMPACTS, AND SOLUTIONS

Even before the onset of COVID-19, healthcare workers were experiencing increasingly worrisome levels of burnout. Exacerbated and heightened by the global pandemic, these concerns can no longer be avoided or ignored—so much so that the United States Surgeon General recently released an advisory aimed at addressing the healthcare burnout crisis. [I] To best mitigate the […]