Who do you want to be at 60, 70, 80, 90? How will you get there?

Remember when September meant the start of the school year? As a student, you weren’t sure what lay ahead, but you knew it was the beginning of something.

September is also Healthy Aging Month…

July 28, 2021, was Day 1 of the Unity National Community Health Worker conference (Unity), with the bonus of the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) second annual meeting. At Unity, community health workers (CHWs) convened to support communities in achieving health, equity, and social justice.

Over 800 CHWs…

Most of us live in a community and belong to overlapping groups of people. While academic and medical disciplines define community health in various ways, the idea of community members contributing to improved health is relatively simple. It is not a radical idea: home remedies and help from traditional health…

We hear a lot in the media about the ongoing challenges with COVID-19 vaccine distribution: managing the complex cold chain requirements of multidose vials; countering anti-vaccination messaging; overcoming vaccine hesitancy; and confronting gross inequities in vaccine distribution.

But at the local level, “where the vaccine gets into arms,” a lot…

International Women’s Day. #ChoosetoChallenge: A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is designed to inspire us to think more deeply about what else we can do to #ChoosetoChallenge existing inequities related to women’s health across the world.

As a newcomer to design thinking — an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems to identify alternative strategies and solutions that may not be obvious — I am finding it helpful for developing and implementing new public health approaches. …

Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, and this year’s International AIDS Conference was no exception. While it was the 23rd conference since the inception of the International AIDS Society (IAS), it was the first to be virtual. As its in-person predecessors, the conference was jam-packed with content…

Early in the pandemic, a friend sent me a children’s book that attempted to explain the novel coronavirus to the youngest among us. The book depicted SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as a large, looming specter that appeared abruptly in a small African village, morphing from one terrifying…

There is some serious irony in the fact that “The only constant is change” was said by Heraclitus in 500 BCE. Things change — and yet they stay the same.

We are employees of a public health organization, John Snow Inc., (JSI), who, after having worked at JSI offices, were…

Organizational survival and the broader system’s ability to meet the needs of its community depends on planning now.

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the U.S. health care system and the economy. …

John Snow, Inc.

JSI is a public health consulting firm that works to improve the health and well-being of underserved and vulnerable people and communities throughout the world

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