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Archive: November, 2012

In the wake of Sandy, recovering, rebuilding – and learning

Monday, November 5, 2012, 6:30 AM
By Michael Yudell A week ago Monday, Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast, devastating coastal regions of New Jersey and New York, and leaving in its wake more than 100 dead, more than a million who are still without power, and tens of thousands whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged.... Read more

Could simply voting – for Obama OR Romney – impact a community's health?

Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:30 AM
John Rich, a primary care physician and director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University, is a member of The Public Health's panel of experts. By John A. Rich During these final days leading up to the election, I find myself more and more aware of the barrage of television... Read more

Q&A with the authors of The Public's Health, on its first birthday

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30 AM
Don Sapatkin is the bicycle-commuting Inquirer public health reporter who edits The Public’s Health blog. By Don Sapatkin The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday posted an interesting interview with Michael Yudell and Jonathan Purtle, the experts behind The Public’s Health. It... Read more
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What is public health — and why does it matter?

Through prevention, education, and intervention, public health practitioners - epidemiologists, health policy experts, municipal workers, environmental health scientists - work to keep us healthy.

It’s not always easy. Michael Yudell, Jonathan Purtle, and other contributors tell you why.

Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health
Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH Research Director, Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
Janet Golden, PhD Professor of history, Rutgers University-Camden
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