Art and the Health of Populations
Before I start today’s Note, a comment that the President’s repeal of the previous administration’s guidance that protected transgender persons is an abominable abrogation of the federal government’s responsibility to protect all citizens, particularly those who may be vulnerable at any point in time. I have written previously about the health of transgender persons and the centrality of LGBT rights to the promotion of population health. It is deeply disappointing to see the federal government fall so short on its responsibilities, reminding us again about the import of the voice of public health in these troubling times. On to today’s note. Population health is
SPH Narrative Month
Recommended Reading from SPH Community
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni share favorite public health-related reads.
‘So Many People Are Touched by the Story, You Just Want to Tell It’
At Diversity and Inclusion Seminar, grandson and daughter-in-law of Henrietta Lacks discuss her legacy, medical ethics, and why the story needs to be told.
In Conversation With
‘They Had to Make Choiceless Choices’
Professor Michael Grodin on growing up with Holocaust survivors, the role of doctors in genocide and resistance, and the power of stories to humanize.
Adolescent Dating Violence Fuels Re-Victimization in Adulthood
Prevalence of adult intimate-partner violence for adolescent victims was 29 percent at five-year follow-up.
Variation Found Among Hospitals in Carrying out DNR Orders
Hospitals with high DNR rates less likely to use invasive and organ-supportive interventions, more likely to use palliative care.