ACSM / Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2021 Fittest City

For more than a decade, the evidence-based ACSM / Anthem American Fitness Index has recognized the critical role physical activity and city infrastructure play in a city’s overall health and fitness. ACSM and the Anthem Foundation will release the 2021 Fitness Index rankings at 7 a.m. EDT on July 13.

Two Mount Sinai Leaders Receive Prestigious Honors from American Heart Association in New York City

Two of Mount Sinai’s top doctors will be honored with prestigious awards at the American Heart Association’s New York City Heart and Stroke Ball, taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 9.

RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards $7 Million to George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy

The RCHN Community Health Foundation has awarded $7 million to the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the nation’s leading academic program focusing on community health centers and the communities and populations they serve.

How to talk to patients of color about the COVID-19 vaccine amid hesitancy and mistrust

A new Annals of Internal Medicine editorial co-authored by a University of Chicago Medicine health disparities researcher offers practical tips for clinicians to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with patients of color who may be hesitant to get vaccinated.

Nearly Half of Community Health Center Patients Qualify for Phase One COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nearly half of all patients served by community health centers (CHCs) qualify for phase one COVID-19 immunizations under priority guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new analysis produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

UC Davis Infectious Disease Expert Available to Comment on COVID-19 following President’s Diagnosis

Dean Blumberg, M.D., is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He has spoken about COVID-19 on NBC Nightly News, NPR, and various additional media outlets. He is involved in clinical vaccine research and childhood immunization policies.…

Associate Professor Craig Pollack Named Inaugural Endowed Chair at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announce the appointment of Craig Pollack, MD, MHS, as inaugural chair of the Katey Ayres Endowed Professorship.Funded through a generous gift from JHSON Class of 1967 Alumna Katey Ayres—and matched by the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund—the professorship will tackle the complex intersection of housing and social services and their impact on health.

Can community-based interventions help to close the epilepsy treatment gap?

More than 50 million people have epilepsy; about 80% live in lower- or middle-income countries, where diagnosis and treatment can be difficult or impossible. The percentage of people with epilepsy that is not receiving treatment is known as the treatment gap; in some countries, this gap exceeds 90%.

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives $4.3M Grant to Launch National Center to Improve Care for People with Disabilities

Through a $4.3 million grant, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will become a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities and their caregivers.

New Data-Driven Approach for Communities At Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

A Maryland Taskforce on Vulnerable Populations for COVID-19 this week began implementing a data-driven approach to identifying communities and individuals at highest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. They are using this data and mapping to guide the deployment of outreach and resources to vulnerable populations including homeless, elderly living in congregate dwellings and those with limited healthcare access.
This is a unique approach to battling COVID-19 that could be adopted nationally.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for media inquiries related to COVID-19

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has multiple experts available for media inquiries related to COVID-19. These include experts with English, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, and Spanish fluency. They include: Professor Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez is an associate professor of…