For much of the 20th century, Americans lived without a health care safety net. Many, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, had no health insurance. They paid out of pocket for care, and when care became too costly, they struggled, fell ill, and often died. For millions of Americans, the value of care was determined by the contents of their bank account.
Brown’s Information Futures Lab aims to arm public health students and practitioners with next generation communication tools to meet the growing information crisis and its public health impacts.
The front line in one of the most important battles in public health is sandwiched between a luxury hotel and a shuttered restaurant in Providence’s Downtown Historic District.
Using digital imaging instead of a scalpel
Dr. Jha reflects on the challenges and opportunities exposed by COVID-19, and on the role of public health as we look toward the next pandemic.