Public Health Post.

Sharing our knowledge with practitioners and the public

PHP helps drive the national conversation

It took a pandemic to make the world aware that the concerns of public health do not get enough attention. Five years ago we were ahead of the pack when we started the first daily digital magazine devoted to the conditions that drive the health of Americans. The Public Health Post ( moves ideas and evidence about public health to the front of readers’ minds.

On the Post, or PHP, we invite important health thinkers—policymakers, journalists, academics, and practitioners—to share their work. PHP helps these experts influence policy on a local, national, and global scale while educating the public from the front lines.

Our editors, working with student PHP fellows, use multiple formats—data visualization of health statistics, traditional long-form journalism, interviews and debates, research summaries, videos, curated content, and more—to tell powerful stories about population health. The issues we tackle run the gamut: from racism and the opportunity gap to gun laws, from prioritizing men in vehicle safety testing to the murder of mothers, from the price of prison to contraception. We are read in all 50 states and in 150 countries. Eight million social media users engage with our content each year.

Together, we are helping to drive—and reshape—the national dialogue on public health concerns.

“Our goal is to share with readers a wide range of public health topics that speak to the conditions under which we live, the challenges of different populations across the country, and the range of social, cultural, and economic environments that make us healthy or unhealthy,” says Michael Stein, executive editor of PHP and chair of the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management at SPH. “No other single media site finds and publishes the stories that we do.”

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