35 Burst results for "Public Health"
Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients
"The use of unproven drugs is covered nineteen treatments it's the latest pandemic issue judges are being asked to rule on mass schools vaccination mandates and business shutdowns of all landed in the courts during the covert nineteen outbreak confronting judges with questions of science in government authority now they're being asked to weigh in on the D. warming drug ivermectin at least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U. S. several by the same lawyer on behalf of people seeking to force hospitals to give their covert stricken loved ones ivermectin drug is used for treating parasitic infections but it's been promoted by conservative commentators as a covert nineteen treatment despite a lack of evidence that it helps people with the virus and warnings from the FDA that large doses can have serious side effects from nausea vomiting and diarrhea to seizures delirium and even death court rulings have been mixed with some judges ordering medical providers to give the medication despite the concerns I'm Ben Thomas
NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
"NASA launches its Lucy spacecraft on a twelve year quest to explore some of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids one of the atlas five rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Saturday morning submission is the first to aim for the thousands of not millions of asteroids that share Jupiter's expansive orbit around the sun scientists believe the Trojan asteroids may hold clues about the formation of our solar system they named Lucy after the three point two million year old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia which was in turn named after the Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds in a pre recorded video for NASA Ringo Starr paid tribute to John Lennon Johnny will love that I'm Julie Walker
US: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week
"U. S. health officials are setting the stage for a national covert nineteen vaccination campaign for younger children Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as young as twelve over the next three weeks federal officials will discuss making smaller dose versions available to children ages five to eleven some twenty eight million across the nation states can pre order doses starting next week to help them prepare the centers for disease control and prevention has sent out a seven page planning guide it notes pharmacies can give covered nineteen shots to children but clarifies that only doses prepared and packaged specifically for children are to be used it does not speak to some thornier questions such as how much school based clinics should be relied on or whether kids should be required to get backs needed to attend school in person I'm Ben Thomas
FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine
"Federal health advisers have endorsed a Johnson and Johnson covert nineteen vaccine booster amid growing fears people who got the single dose are not as protected as those who received other vaccines the government says all three U. S. approved vaccines offer strong protection but the J. and J. version consistently shows lower effectiveness than the Medora and Pfizer vaccines which use a different technology FDA advisers like Dr Paul Offit say Americans who've been given the J. and J. shot need a boost I think that frankly would always the panel unanimously voted to back the J. and J. booster which the company's Dr penny Heaton says can be given as early as two months after the initial dose my waiter an even stronger and you response the same panel yesterday endorsement during his poster paint government regulators will decide in coming days whether to sign off Sager mag ani Washington
UK: 43,000 may have received false negative COVID results
"This is health officials have said that a private laboratory may have wrongly told forty three thousand people that they had negative corona virus test results the U. K. health security agency said that the immense a health clinic in central England has been suspended from processing swaps as a result of the incidents the agency said an investigation into the technical issues behind the full spectators was underway the problem was discovered off to many people he tested positive in rocket tests went on to show up as negative on more accurate PCL tests and then so was awarded a one hundred and sixty three million dollar corona virus testing contracts by the British government said October twenty twenty Karen Thomas London
U.S. to Open Canada and Mexico Borders for Vaccinated Travelers
"The Biden administration has set a date for allowing fully vaccinated travelers into the U. S. starting November eighth foreign travelers can again enter the U. S. by air or land if they show proof of vaccination and the negative covert nineteen tests taken within three days of travel the White House announced earlier this week it would lift virus related restrictions on nonessential travel at land borders and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico early next month in administration official says the CDC has told airlines all FDA approved and authorized vaccines are acceptable plus those with the World Health Organization emergency use listing it'll issued guidelines soon out of what dachshund ation proof is acceptable Sager
Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect
"A man suspected of killing several people in a bow and arrow attack in the small Norwegian town is facing a custody hearing Danish national Espen Andersen Broughton will not appear in quotes because he has confessed to the killings and has agreed to be held in custody the small town of Kongsberg setup memorial in the central square where many came to lay flowers and light candles in memory of the victims local school teacher in guestbooks Bangalow brought her students to pay their respects to small communities so every almost everybody knows each other so it's a it is a very strange and said robin was handed over to medical authorities who tried to clarify whether he was saying at the time of the attack if the conclusion is he was not saying he cannot be punished for the acts but can instead be sentenced to compulsory mental health care I'm Karen Thomas
Too Many Locations (MM #3859)
"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. You see people talking all the time about the employee employment shortage these days and what's going wrong and where you sit on the political fence kind of determines your view on everything. I was driving down the road the other day and realized something. We sometimes have too many locations of fast food places, and that may also be part of the reason why we have such an employer employee shortage. I was driving down a road here in Nashville, which kind of spans about three or four cities. From Nashville into some of the suburbs. And as I was driving down Lebanon pipe the other day, I realized I just passed three KFCs within the span of about 5 miles. Straight line all on the same side of the street, three Kentucky fried chickens. Do we really need that many KFCs that close together in the same neighborhood now I realize there are three technically different suburbs, but at the same time do we need that many? How many more burger kings or McDonald's do we need? Yes, I realize we like having the convenience of something nearby around the corner, but could that be part of our problem too? We're overbuilding just a thought process. I could be wrong, but it's got me wondering.
Biden: Get vaccinated, battle misinformation
"As he calls for more Americans to get coded nineteen vaccines president by the is blasting misinformation about vaccination requirements the president says the requirements by employers nationwide are working vaccination requirements should not be another issue that divides us but he says there's too much misinformation about that man is a healing efforts to fight back Southwest Airlines at the head of the pilot the head of the pilots union and CEO dismissed critics who claim vaccination mandates contributed to flight disruptions the president says some sixty six million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated a number he says is unacceptably high Sager made Ghani Washington
The Dumbest People on Earth Go Into Politics and Journalism
"The dumbest people on Planet Earth wind up in Politics and journalism They are morons I have dealt with journalists my entire life These people are idiots If you ask them who is buried in grant's tomb they will sit there and go Man give me a minute Do you got a phone I can throw that in my favorite search engine Google Who's yeah they needed yet Jim says they'll need a hint This is how dumb these people are They are so stupid and they listen to them They manufacture realities This is a perfect example of how it happens Jim queue up cut 11 first Here is one of the dumbest people I met this guy when I used to do hits at CNN Believe me this man has the IQ of a 97 year old sea turtle who is just like drank in a bunch of disposed medicine flushed down the toilet that made it into the ocean This is a genuine turd burglar a really stupid human being who I'm telling you is one of the dumbest people I've ever met Jim Acosta And yet the left worships is moron Remember when he put his book out and he went to his store with like a book signing he was nobody there This is Jim Acosta on a few weeks ago With Doctor Fauci talking about Ivermectin which if you just look it up I know that's a lot to ask liberals and they're probably too dumb to even type it into their phones If you just look it up Ivermectin is an FDA approved drug for human beings For the treatment of parasites that is sometimes used off label to treat COVID Is it also used in animals Yes liberal idiots just like penicillin and hundreds of other drugs have an animal use as well It doesn't mean it's an animal drug Where animals you idiots they don't even wear Adam off Where are insects or something Why are you people so dumb How did we get stuck living with these idiots on the left Mike get ready Crazy liberal lady's gonna call you foaming at the mouth any minute What's her name and or whatever She's angry because I call her out because they're so stupid Here's Acosta This happened a couple weeks ago months ago when I was talking to Anthony Fauci about an FDA approved drug calling it a livestock de warmer because it's Acosta He is I'm telling you I met him I'm not kidding This is a genuinely stupid human being Check this out And the podcast host Joe Rogan he came down with COVID He says he says he's been taking the livestock dewormer Ivermectin as well as other treatments that people talk about on the Internet and so on doesn't have any effect on COVID obviously Did you ever expect that you would have I guess to compete Obviously with the likes of Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan Doctor Fauci and are there voices more powerful and I guess more widespread than people like yourself other public health experts who are out there And isn't that part of the
Africa detecting just 1 in 7 COVID-19 cases, says WHO study
"A World Health Organization study finds only one in seven cobit nineteen infections in Africa are being detected since the start of the outbreak Africa has reported more than seven million cases of code that nineteen and over two hundred thousand deaths a new WHO's study found that only one in seven infections are being detected end of your travel could bring a surge in cases Dr masterpiece of already is that world health organization's Africa regional director she says more accurate numbers of infections are needed to better curb transmission she says the U. N. plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries the initiative would test people who might be a symptomatic based on a ring strategy that was used against smallpox and Ebola you will target people living within a one hundred metre radius around new confirmed cases I'm Jennifer king
Tuberculosis deaths rise for 1st time in years, due to COVID
"Tuberculosis deaths have risen worldwide for the first time in years the World Health Organization says a million and a half people died of TB and twenty twenty a slight rise from the one point four million who died in twenty nineteen the W. H. O. says the increase was mainly due to fewer people getting tested and treated last year as resources were diverted to fight the corona virus pandemic far fewer people were diagnosed with the disease last year five point eight million compared to seven point one million the year before the countries with the highest number of TB cases include India China Indonesia and the Philippines I'm my company
Fauci says U.S. needs to aim for controlling COVID-19 as cases drop
"As the nation continues struggling with the virus pandemic Dr Anthony Fauci is laying out a map for what should come next felt she says eliminating a highly transmissible virus like covert nineteen may never happen we've only a radic Katie one that was smallpox instead will looking for a level of control of the virus may be about ten thousand cases a day but not interfering with normal daily life while case numbers are dropping they were still higher than ninety thousand we need to get that courage to go much further down and there's only one way to get there it's vaccination felt she notes about a third of eligible Americans are not vaccinated Sager made Connie at the White House
Governor DeSantis Floats Florida Law Against Vaccine-Related Firings
"I got a text message today on the MyPillow text line. Saying that a dear friend of the texture is about to lose his job as an airline pilot. He's worked as an airline pilot for this company for 24 years. And he's devastated. For whatever reason, his reason, his choice, not to get vaccinated. He's out. He's got to sell his house. They got to pull their kids out of the school. The kids love, and they got to move out of state. They're devastated. You take away a man's livelihood. You take away everything. Governor desantis, one of the great American governors stood up and said, this coercive tactic forcing people to make these kinds of choices, whether they get to work in their occupation and get vaccinated and prove it or get fired as governor desantis put it this coercion is wrong. Totally wrong. I think it's destroying trust in public health to the extent that there was still trust leftover after all the stuff that's been done. But I think it's really, really negative. And I think you're gonna end up driving people away, sure are the more the government says and private entity say you must be vaccinated. You can't make the distinguishing you can't try to draw that line in the Senate and say, well, the government shouldn't do it, but businesses can. We're either gonna fire people over a personal medical decision or we're not.
Energy agency urges bigger global push to cut emissions
"The leading climate scientist says well the cuvette nineteen pandemic was a terrible event log down the chute the rapid action on cutting fossil fuel emissions can deliver significant improvements New Zealand climate scientist James Renwick tells the AP that slowing the world down was good at least for the air we breathe at the restaurant in the world in a few stock burning fossil fuels to power your transport council plans whatever the heck cleared you know air quality improved dramatically dot when week says pandemic measures only reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases a little good side it's a step in the right direction but that sort of level of trying to save an right percent reduction in emissions is what we need he stresses emissions directing his point to this month's cop twenty six conference need to be reduced immediately I'm Charles de Ledesma
Street Names (MM #3857)
"The mason minute. With Kevin mason what's the old saying if it's not one thing, it's another. There's a controversy going on right now in one of Nashville's suburbs called Madison, and there's a fight going on about street names. In particular, renaming some city streets. The city council and the Chamber of Commerce want to rename a city street and honor someone who is a big player in the Chamber of Commerce world of just passed away. People are upset because they think there are better people if you're going to rename streets to have those streets named after. So we're arguing not over a brand new street name, but renaming streets and who should be honored. I just kind of shake my head. Number one, I've been through not only street renamings, I've been through an actual town renaming. I can't imagine being a business or a person having to go through that today. It's kind of crazy to think we're arguing over street names, especially in a town like Nashville or the suburbs even that continue to grow and new streets are added all the time. Why not name the next new street after this person, rather than renaming something an inconveniencing so many hundreds upon hundreds of people in businesses just makes no sense to me whatsoever.
US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated
"The Biden administration says the U. S. will reopen its land borders with Mexico and Canada to nonessential travel next month this will end in nineteen month breeze due to the code pandemic all international visitors will need to be vaccinated vehicle rail and ferry travel between the U. S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel such as trade since the earliest days of the pandemic the new rules will allow fully vaccinated bar nationals entry to the U. S. regardless of the reason for travel that starts in early November when a similar easing of restrictions is set to kick in for air travel I'm Julie Walker
'We Are Now Worse Off Than Before the Experimental Shots'
"Daniel Horowitz for the blaze dot com says the data is in. And we are now worse off than before the experimental shots. Now this is a thought crime. In October of 2018, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health published a report that if one did not know better, Mike make readers think the authors were involved in gain of function research that likely created the Fauci virus. The report was titled quote technologies to address global catastrophic biological risks. Risks. It offers novel social control and mRNA vaccination ideas to deal with emerging pandemics. Whether naturally emerging or reemerging deliberately created a released or laboratory engineered and escaped, that could lead to sudden extraordinary widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national international organizations and the private sector control. One of the many bone chilling sections in the publication Daniel Horowitz writes, provides a blueprint for quote self spreading vaccines. Describe his vaccines genetically engineered to move through populations in the same way as communicable diseases. But rather than causing disease, they confer protection. After noting that such an idea would violate the rules of informed consent and possibly spread allergic reaction, they add this shocking prediction about the challenge of such technology Daniel horwitz writes, finally, there is not an insignificant risk of the vaccine virus, reverting to a wild type virulence. As has sometimes occurred with the oral polio vaccine, which is not intended to be fully virulent or transmissible. But which has reverted to become both neuro virulent and transmissible in rare instances. This is both a medical risk and public perception risk, and the possibility of vaccine induced disease would be a major concern to the public. Daniel horwitz continues by saying, whether this vaccine actually sheds the spike protein onto other people, is still not yet proven. Although Pfizer seems to indicate it can spread through skin to skin contact rather than inhalation. But the principle of mass vaccination with a faulty vaccine making a virus both more transmissible is something that is hard to deny at this
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Many of you may have heard about the walking programs. We partner with area hospitals with the local. Ymca as two area parks But the ones that i've attended Have been the my favorite ones have been the ones where they're clearly. The largest crowd were seniors. Who were they're interacting with each other talking. It was a highlight of esotique as opposed to walking in the mall there in a park exactly but a mall works to absolute. I'm all for walking. Wherever and it's amazing to that how has on yes yes And then family. Health are women infants and children program and i know a lot of grandparents are taking care of grandkids so The women infants and children program is accessible to anybody. Who's got young kids in their life. Our dental program at our home visiting program and then the things that people tend to think about public health or clinical health which are women's health our laboratories are tb program which we thought was eradicated but has no no And our vaccines where. There's a lot of discussion around vaccines these days and then are sexually transmitted disease prevention areas as well but You know being Informed is the first part and then if you go to. Columbus public health's webpage. There's a if you are on email you can send any email to this generic email address and it'll be routed to the right person to respond so just this last week. I got two questions from communities. It didn't come to me directly. It's okay if you don't know the person just send it to the columbus public health email address and it'll be routed to somebody who will be in touch with you an answer your question and bring you resources and the other thing that i would just say is to look out for each other right What we've learned through the pandemic is so many people could not understand or didn't have the bandwidth to stay on the line to get registered and it was a neighbor or somebody from a local agency that had worked with you or a child helped you get registered so we need to look out for each other and i've heard wonderful stories about neighbors driving other neighbors. Who don't have transportation to vaccine sites as well or delivering food right so The city of columbus has some a lot of severe food insecurities but we also have a lot of great agencies and programs out there to deliver food so They're you know that in in my neighborhood there are some seniors who are basically shut in. They're not leaving their house for anything right right and so. Some people have organized a delivery. So i think. I'm like every other week with this one woman who's by herself and i go and pick up the box and deliver it to her door. Bring her door and leave you know but those are the things that we could all be doing for each other And then beware misinformation. there has been so much misinformation. Put out there You know about the vaccine's efficacy about side effects. That'll do to you. That's a whole nother. Podcasts probably right. But beware misinformation. Make sure that you're getting your information from vetted Scientific base sites and that would include the cdc site the higher department of health site or your local columbus public health site. And i'll just Name that it's www dot..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Pandemic and history will have discussion in. Our future will have discussions in this in a historic context. This pandemic was different because technology was different. Not just the fast roll out of a vaccine but the fast And vast amount of information that went out at all levels of government and international We weren't just looking at what was going on in the us but watching the uk. Because they're about three weeks ahead of us those kinds of things. I mean i think at this. This pandemic is really different. Yeah it's huge but it's really different than what has happened in the past. I agree totally and the other pieces. So many of our residents get their information from overseas news outlets so as much as people think. We're promoting we're sending the things that are relevant for us here. There are certain generations who are still getting all of their information from overseas outlets some of which might be accurate and relevant for our work here. Some of which is not right. Yeah yeah right. Can you think of ways that we essential highlands can better work with public health in after all the next health crisis which there will be one. I don't have a crystal ball buddy evening. It's going to happen where humans. We are Fallible to disease virus. What can we do to educate ourselves family members and neighbors did we can empower ourselves to be better. Yes well the first thing that i would recommend is Educating yourself as has been raised before. And i didn't go through the laundry list of all the services that we offer at columbus public health. But i'd like to take a minute right now to name some of them. Absolute because it's not just educating yourself about the pandemic it's educating yourself about all the realms of health in your life so as i've mentioned we have a population health area which includes infectious disease investigation and emergency preparedness. And they're still need for their information for tornado. Preparation flood preparation. It's not just pandemic preparation right. Environmental health is one of our largest areas and as much as people don't necessarily connect that to public health. It's a very visible part of the.
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"It was ebola right so i joined the department at a time when there was this rapid mobilization we went into incident command So rapid mobilization is something that columbus book kelt does very well And it's because there is an existing structure called incident command and it's because our department of emergency preparedness does drills. Does things all the time to keep everybody on their toes and ready Some of the other things that we have done really well has been creating the drive through pods. I don't know where you guys got. You know your vaccinations if you've been vaccinated already but we've heard tons of great feedback. Because you don't even have to get out of your car right at the fairground brutus buckeye. Gay at the shot. Okay you're algae. Yeah yeah but The drive through pods have been That that is definitely a best practice. The mobile clinics that we've been operating as well or Partnering with other groups to do testing so one of the things that i worked with last year was working with Cmha a national church residences homeport to bring testing to their low income senior sites. So kind of outreach. I would also elevate as a best practice that we did. And we've had to onboard a lot of interim staff So these positions were primarily funded through the cares dollars but I think we're well over a hundred additional staff to where we started before the pandemic. But these i don't know you know these are Funded on temporary funds et cetera. But the other thing that i just want to say is that i think columbus public health and other health departments have done a remarkable job given that public health has been severely underfunded not just locally but nationally for many many years time which was part of the pride that i have and how quickly we were able to rapidly mobilise because we didn't have all the resources necessary to do that right. So we're ramping up to that but rapid mobilization all the things that go in that is a big part of what i would say that really all of our practice and our commitment stood us well. Complications is what i would call the second. Half of this There's a the guidance changes sometimes on a daily basis. And as you might imagine when you're charged with communicating out to the community. That can be difficult to stay on top as soon as you release something. It could have changed right So we're hoping that that is going to slowly go to another level but that is definitely been part of the experience over the last year. How quickly guidance continues to change and then the other complication is. How can we stay in good strong relevant communication with all of our various communities. Some of which we talked about already. Our seniors are limited. English proficient are low literacy and those who are affected by the digital divide. Those are all important Complications that we've had to consider and the other piece is. If you've been listening to the governors A press conference et cetera. You know that. He rolled out a phased approach of the vaccine in our state and that was necessary because the vaccine was in very short supply in the beginning and a like a like any like any model process. There's lots of criticisms. What could is but i think it was important to roll it out in a phased roll out because there was minimal vaccines available the beginning so prioritisation did have to be set right. And now we're in a stage where everybody's sixteen above so if you see how rapidly over just the past few months we've advanced through these phases but early limited vaccine supplies were another complication that i would raise as well..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Different agencies that do outreach to vulnerable groups and i send them every week emails and updates notices And that's the other way that we need to consider our communication and community education as well is is partnering and giving the information to the trusted messengers to well in rebecca i connect on the senior services roundtable and as you said there are a lot of seniors that have no clue to what the internet is let alone to be on it and they need to to be if they're living at home and dependent on others to keep them informed than they need that information but the other thing too that i think the city's done a great job is to also recognize. Everything's in a lot of different languages Is there's no assumption number one that people can read at all let alone that english is. The is the way they're going to be able to read. So it's there's lots of those those kinds of things that you've tackled well. Well it's it's a it's a growing story is what i would call it. This pandemic Has really exposed for us The ways in which we we do need to grow in our outreach So as you've mentioned already. I've been really concerned about literacy literacy both from a limited english proficient point of view and literacy also from primary english speakers who don't read ran right and english and so it it cuts across the board and columbus has become a very diverse city where considered a very welcoming city. So we have large immigrant groups that live here And so that has been the other Growth is recognizing that some of the traditional clients that Public health might have seen from those communities where refugee communities but there are many more diverse communities from immigrant groups who live in the city who may be have not reached out to columbus public health. Because they didn't need our services from an income point of view but during a pandemic we need to figure out how to communicate profoundly in well to all communities right the other..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"And on what. I'm really pleased to see is the acknowledgement of the worth and the role in the importance of social workers in public health. Were it's not just inspectors is not just nurses or doctors. It's social workers as well so now when there's a homicide in the city this team is the first one of the first teams to reach out to offer help support resources to the affected individuals. And then they do many more programs with schools around resilience building So that is one of the programs that had wanted uplift. That not enough. People know is part of Public health outreach. Because of course violence is a Is is a detractor to you. Living a holistic healthy life too right well it. What's interesting too is that some of these issues are things that we don't even realize our our issues until it became so well known in the newspaper no one had any idea that the moms and babies and columbus were dying and and and that there were things going on in our community that we could fix in this area So i think that public health is also keeping not just the general public by the the Decision makers policymakers aware of issues. Yes yup policy is a big part of the work that columbus public health. Does these days for okay as We were just talking about diseases and and I had mentioned that A young girl had polio. In my neighborhood. When i was growing up and she suffered with that for for many many years but today we have technology. We have a vast educational programs that did not exist when polio was out there and things that even through covert. We've seen how we can help families through these crises Can you give us a little bit of a glimpse on the ways that public health has attempted to better educate citizens and try to shatter those barriers. Absolutely you know. I think the original days of doing our not original but maybe in the middle term the middle years of public health outreach..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"I hope that this kind of information and our podcasts are helping people to educate themselves about where their tax dollars going. What is good coming out of government but also to realize all the resources that are available. If there's an issue there are people you can talk to. And i and i think that's one of the most important things that that we can get out today to our listeners. The other thing that's important to distinguish how public health might be different than other. Healthcare providers is public. Health really works on prevention. By the time you go in to see a doctor or nurse practitioner for an issue. It's a reactionary mode already. You already sick or something has happened but public health has a large part of its charge in addressing the policies and government systems and structures to prevent these things forever happening so the fluoridated water that are brought up earlier seatbelts car seats for children and infants. Those are all powerful things that public professionals over generations have pushed for a laws and things to change. Because we know it's healthiest of all if it's actually prevented if you've never encounter than illness rain right right now. Well can you go over some of those programs. I mean we touched upon it. You know the safe drinking water. The food safety even safe workplaces I mean you do more than just the the testing and tracing and vaccines for covert nineteen which has been highlight of course. Yes and that's put you in the spotlight and it's very important of course but i think we wanted to devil. The deeper enriched what public health does do and talk about some of the programs. Yes so as. I mentioned earlier improving. The health of mothers and babies has been a big part of our work as well and a like like many things. Unfortunately the community has known for years that this was a serious issue but it wasn't until infant mortality rates started really getting addressed an elevated through media etc and so the first effort started at a columbus public health for the city but they have now gone to be their own department called. Celebrate one here in the city. And that's a cabinet level position really may cabin credible so just raising that as another issue..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"We are looking forward our way or in stasi in the five one one studios in the burger district in downtown columbus this is brett carroll joining me as always. We just got done recording. Great episode they all are they though. You know With rebecca nelson. She is the community engagement strategic advisor for columbus public health. We thought as we started to get a better hold on the pandemic and cove nineteen. That might be a good idea to visit the public health and kind of go. What happened right. How did your department get involved. Were the strat. What was the strategy the ups and downs right or lack of strategy that they had come up with ideas rights. We covered a lot of ground in that episode. We did. And i think the biggest lesson that you and i are learning and hopefully our listeners are learning is that we have an incredible amount of resources in our cities. Our towns are are counties are states and Sometimes you just need to ask the right question of the right person and you're going to get the information you need. And so rebecca was giving us a wonderful Overview of what public health does where it started why it start. It actually started here in columbus from another pandemic when cholera hit back in the eighteen hundreds and they started what was then some kind of a safety committee To make sure that the city was safe and so they're continuing that today but they we talked about clean water Clean food making char food supplies or correct Making sure that people understand baby seats and cars and all different kinds of things anything that affects our health and all the way down to how they have to engage with over fifty maybe eighty different languages right in our community right and how they can speak to that group of people right effectively and help them right at you. You have to be able to get this information out in a incredible number of ways But have written information that people can understand in our multicultural city that columbus we have to be able to meet. Everybody's needs bright that episode. It's gonna be coming up in your podcast player and our website next week but here is a sneak peek into that episode. The other thing that's important to distinguish how public health might be different than other. Healthcare providers is public. Health really works on prevention. By the time you go in to see a doctor or a nurse practitioner for an issue. It's a reactionary mode already. You already sick or something has happened but public health has a large part of its charge in addressing the policies and government systems and structures to prevent these things forever happening so the fluoridated water that are brought up earlier seatbelts car seats for children and infants. Those are all powerful things that public health professionals over generations have pushed for laws and things to change. Because we know it's healthiest of all if it's actually prevented if you never encounter that illness thanks for your continued support of the podcast. You can catch up on past episodes son up for our newsletter and keep up on what we're working on by going to our website looking forward our way dot com thanks again..
"public health" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast
"Understand how you could be okay with that. A real infrigement personal liberties But think a mask is Just the most awful thing to happen to your entire life. I mean you know i. I don't go hunting lot But i've been out there before it was cold Had taken from cold so cold. I think it's okay to check myself. I wasn't going to die from the goal. My nose brennan. Little bit But to protect myself others from a deadly virus could in. I think there are a lot of folks who who may be really concerned about the back. Seen right Who just don't know the science behind. Who have real fears And i think that we have to continue to help people feel comfortable with it. That's a whole separate issue but the mask issue is just if you are not coupled back scenes right Where damascus the next best thing. We can do to protect the people around us the fact that it's carved into a political issue. It's it's a public health issues and not a political issue. Shouldn't be a political issue. Some people have allowed to become flippable issue and so now we're making public health decisions based on politics. And and i don't know if there's ever been a time in human history that's worked out well for the people living at that time. So where do you go from here with this. You just you keep beating the drums in hopes that eventually people come you mentioned. There's a special session sometime later. This fall but the legislature is not in session so it's really a difficult proposition to say. Try to get these folks rounded up and back. Oklahoma city to to repeal that i would think at you know the majority. The republican majority governor. All they've all made it clear they you're not gonna they're gonna take bold action to protect oklahoma's and so i i don't think they can can count on that. And while our caucus is small The house democratic caucus the senate democratic caucus the thing that. I think we have to do as i said before. We have to keep telling people the truth on how to protect themselves Most as you can probably find me talking about vaccines You know anytime. I bounce homework and share You know the the efficacy of vaccines and that type of i do advocate brenda by who had a lot of concerns about being vaccinated. I went with him to get back. Stated you know and so the of those are those are small things to do but those are things that we have to do. I i got an email from a a lady. After after a little dust up with the governor and i mean like an all caps email about personal liberties and you know she she in the nicest way possible in all cats saying basically told me to go do do you know what with myself and in i'll take some of those respond back to and i remember i sent her mouth at look. You know we may different a lot of things but my only priority molly agenda right now is to make sure that people get the information save lives. I think that we should hold ourselves accountable to stay government to save people's lives. And so you know. I get you. Email me about a political issue. And i understand the governor in our political figures That wasn't a bunch of political statements. He just holds the power to do something differently. Make different decisions. And.
"public health" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast
"To ask you a little about what you think your role as role as legislator not of the democrat but as a legislator as an elected official in advocacy rights advocacy for the greater like. What should legislators be doing at this point. In time and in our elected officials we have an emergency on our hands. We we have an urgent moment where we need people to do certain things show. What is the role of. I will tell you in. My mind are are in in the state of oklahoma and may be different kansas. It may be different another states. But in the state of oklahoma i think we the three of us know that your state representative your state senator. There is no greater opinion leader in each of your this absolutely i mean. In particular rural areas i think is even higher in rural areas. You know they representative. Is i'm cares. The weight of of a governor airs like there is a greater opinion leader in the state of oklahoma in your elected officials from the specifically the state representatives in the state senators Greater than the us senators greater than congress. People absolutely And so what would you say. Do you think the role of legislator is your truly interesting. I had asked a question. When i was running for office in twenty sixteen and somebody asked me what i thought was the greatest quality legislator and i told him well. I don't know had been one. But if i were to answer that question in how i try to approach my job every day is that i don't fall so much in love with this job that it prevents me from doing the right thing if it cost me the job right So right now. The role of legislator. I think in in really elected officials up and down. But but i'll talk about legislators specifically saying it's really important even this conversation about a senate bill six fifty eight day anytime ask wearing bill a hundred and thirteen republicans in the legislator legislature voted for it. There's only one republican neither chamber. Who voted no all the rest may have been excused or something like that. So i think the the thing that we all have to understand is that in a time of a public health crisis a pandemic political expediency is just not something that we can feed into. We've gotta tell people the truth. It may costs jobs all that kind of stuff. It's got tell people the truth or could cost them their lives of frankly could cost you your life at this point right so i think that's the thing right now has to be about truth and the truth. I'm not a public health expert in because i'm not occupied of public health right right so i follow the guy of people who are In in those folks the same folks who by the way. I have to trust it by get coach. End up in the icu. If those folks are telling me these are the measures that need to be taken to slow and stop a sporadic covert..
"public health" Discussed on PM Mood
"There is an alarming trend. That is taking place now across the country and no. I'm not just talking about kobe. Nineteen and the pandemic. but i'm talking about the reaction and response to doctors and health officials scientists. That are taking part in meetings at school. Board's right in order to decide whether or not schools across the country should have a mask mandate. Now we know. We've been talking about this for quite some time ron to satan's response to that is that he's going to find superintendents. He's going to dock pay of teachers and they can see other financial retribution. That he wants to have against them for trying to protect children in the classroom. The thing that i want folks to understand too right now is this rhonda santa's just like donald. Fucking trump is not a goddamn doctor. He is not a medical professional at all and so the idea that we are in this place where his state is a hot zone where republicans are totally okay that there is currently right now. An increase of somewhere of twenty percent of infections of children and that is before the school year. Actually kicks off that we are having more and more conversations about how sick kids are getting how young they are when they are getting sick. How prolonged the sicknesses is that essentially. Republicans have said to the american people that your children are expendable when i find laughable right now is how when we were talking about same sex marriage. Let's say back. In two thousand fifteen when a passed and cleared the supreme court everything with republicans and white evangelical christians was about what about the kids. And we can't talk about this in the schools. And what about the kids right but when it comes to you actually keeping your kids safe from illness prolonged illness or potential death. They're like rip the mass off. Liberate your children your socialist. So here's the thing this is. What is really troubling. Me right now and i want to bring to your attention because it is a story that i said i had to read twice and it is out of Media i and it's this pitcher folks. When i tell you if you look at this it is video of angry. Parents harassing doctors and nurses that were taking part in a school board meeting in tennessee. And this is what media reports. The school district of franklin tennessee was a site of major tension on tuesday. When anti mass demonstrators concluded a day of protests by sending an ominous message to medical professionals encouraging mask mandates the williamson county. School board held a four hour meeting with doctors and parents to discuss the implementation of a requirement for students staff and visitors to wear masks inside the elementary school buildings and on buses. So folks i want to start with this first of all the fact that the media has decided that this is a two sided debate when it should not be. It's either you don't want to die and you don't your children to die or you do right. And what is frustrating to me about the same logic that these people these anti massacres anti vaxxers are imposing on. The rest of us is that. Here's the thing. These are the same type of tactics and bullshit and threatening and harassing that. These people have had against abortion providers. Accept here's the thing. My choice to get an abortion does not affect my neighbor my choice not to get a vaccine for a incredibly contagious virus..
"public health" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"Because you disagree with them to me is just i. It's it's you know my stock good manners. It's not good community. It's not earning anything further. Anything i think what happens. Is you know he keeps really good people from running for office or serving in the hospital. Absolutely who would want that. Ray end up with people who are qualified. Who aren't the best. And again we get the government we deserve so if we're going to get really great people in those roles and really great government. We really need to understand. It's a hard job a they. Don't get paid what they couldn't public sector seven and it's twenty four seven and even if you disagree with them let let's let's find a way to have discourse in a way that is respectful of one another you don't. Nobody needs to shout and none of those people had bad intentions. None of them even i. I don't believe most vaccine opponent. Opponents have bad intentions they just believe fervently in what they believe in if they're only hearing from constituents that say one thing right they don't know that there's anybody else over on the other side. I think we all have to take a step back and look at ourselves and say what role can we play in this and right and and call people out when it's bad behavior. And just say look we all got to be in this together right well and Although we're here in dayton today. I i do have to give a shout. Shout out to columbus public health and franklin county public health. Who that who did a great job and actually we had a guest from clemes public health rebecca nelson. Who's one of their communications folks. Who who came in and did a wonderful podcasts with us earlier this year on on what's going on all that they do in stating the facts to see. You're talking about that when it goes well. Everybody knows about it when he goes bad and everybody i mean it. Just that's the scenario public health. People don't want you to know their name. They really wanted. Yeah yeah exactly. Well sarah vicky thank you so much for being with us. today. I think for For me especially gave a lot of light to what this house bills on a bow and lay does as well for our listeners to act upon it with your own conscience. I guess when it comes down to think about it the educated about it it is a choice we have to make. And and don't be part of the silent majority ryan. Yes go do something you can and if you think that that that legislator is doing a bad job then run for office true true to and make sure you are registered about n vote dow well and we wanna give special thanks to Our our presenting sponsor. I guess you could say today. The word bridge now part of their summer celebration here in dayton and First annual so we know it's going to continue to bigger and bigger bigger and hopefully the owner will ask back well. I think we've already has the owner to do a podcast with us. So that's coming up. That's true too so we'll see since we haven't in with the owner. Yes yes sara and becky thank you very much this. I know you're busy. And i know this has been crazy Sarah's giving testimony here pretty soon to the ohio. Legislators yes i. It's a follow last week. Supporters of the Legislation on tuesday. I'll be there at ten o'clock and This will probably be brought after. Yes but vicky is going to be by. My side. And i will be brief. I hope that i won't be on cnn or anything after that if they let me into the chamber. I'll be out there going. Woo woo sarah. I want carol there with dishes to vicky and anybody else though. I not sure why. I'm the one doing this. And not some of the other infectious disease specialists that they care the perfect person. Giving you pack practice today you did go audience We're going to have lots of information for you and we're going to be publishing this timely so you can. We'll have time to get to your legislators and talk to them about how bill to forty eight and whatever it ends up being in the senate if it if it's passed over to the senate and and to the governor's office so thank you both very much for being with us today. We appreciate your time effort expertise and hopefully you'll come back with good news with us sometime. I hope so indo forget. Get your. don't pass up the chance to get your shot yes..
"public health" Discussed on Course and Career Chat
"But i've never felt so sure of a decision like when i i did it. It was lack years of hindsight coming to fruition. And i think my mocks reflected as well because sometimes like even though i really found calculus interesting we did not do not reflect it. But yeah it's really good. And i'm not coming into the mp h with a very distinct outcome with a lot of a lot of my pee. They have professional experience so they might be nurses or they might be doctors wanting to upskill or there might be say. I met one of the pizzas engineer. And he wants to sidestep into public health which is ingenuity server a newbie coming straight from by mid. I do feel like i. I'm not doing it with a specific outcome in mind. But it's really cool to just be kind of try electives and see what suits me. Yeah yeah and i feel like you. You have history of that the way that you've talked about your your education so far but it is really good because i think a lot of people get scared and they they got all but what are if what if you going to that and i don't like it. What if i pick something. And i think that the way that you've spoken about all the way through is a really good example of if you feeling luck you should try something then try and there's always there's always different ways to peba and to to find out where you where you wanna go and without having done those things without having looked at the engineering side of things without having done those lip the lab subject. Sorry that you talked about before all of those key points in your education have steered you towards what you're doing now and like you said you when you're in something that you really love that its way you suppose debate on when you were saying that i was smiling because it's exactly how i fell. Don't know how much of my story nari bet. So i become law straight out of high school and which is crazy ridiculous. You say that. Because i just can't exactly exactly and as a student who done all math science and german..
"public health" Discussed on Course and Career Chat
"My name's team and this is korea career. Hi everyone open to course in korea chat. Thank you so much vein today tonight. Upgraded conversation dante. Frontiers actually a former student of mine hernia. Ten and it's been really great to catch up with her this morning and find out how her personality and the way that she a perched education even as a year ten student has followed through in her further tertiary education and into hickory so far so she is currently doing a master of public health in global health and before that she completed a bachelor of biomedicine majoring in neuroscience at both at the university of melbourne and now conversation she talks about both those courses and gives us lots of really good information about it. She also told a lot about taking risks. When you thinking about what interests you would like to follow as you go through. And i really loved the discussion because it aligns with the way that i talk about career planning and then idea that if you are aware of the opportunities available to you you can make informed decisions and.
"public health" Discussed on Core IM | Internal Medicine Podcast
"One thing that came up from me especially with covid is the politicize ation of health. That seems like a difficult thing in my mind. I'm wondering how you approach that. You know it's an interesting one. One final challenge to address today when it comes to public. Health is that of politics. Sometimes in our training. We're told health is not political. And we sometimes hide behind the science. And i think that's disingenuous because health is by definition political because you're talking about the distribution of scarce resources and you're talking about disproportionate impacts on different people and that is political. That is distinct though from politicize. Ation where you make something political where it did not need to be so. For example masks is not inherently political. It was defined as a cultural symbol. That made it political so i think that distinction is important. You're dealing with a wide variety of individuals and politics and the very polarizing environment right. Now if you like that then you're built for but it can be overwhelming. But i think talking about politics head on is crucial. Doctors are known to be historically have been a political. Just take a pre twenty twenty study that showed that doctors vote nine percent less than the general population. And i think it's time to change that it's harder and harder now to ignore the social and political context in which we work especially with all the things that have happened in the past year with covert nineteen. I think whether it's as clinicians or public health workers we bear witness and not only do we bear witness but we are often more empowered to speak up about what we'd see. Our patients are for any number of reasons in the sense that i got from speaking to both are discussing. Today's really that physicians are geared for advocacy and being able to take it to the next step in public health. Career will help you make more impact. If you're interested in having impacts at a population level at a community society level that by definition would mean a career in public health. You know. I think a lot of that has to do with what we find rewarding. Is it alleviating. Pain is preventing disease fixing condition was tackling some huge societal issue. Yeah friend once told me. It's sort of like four sequels mass times acceleration. You have only so much force and the bigger the mess you take on the slower. Acceleration is going to be. And so you're timescales are going to be different. You know doing cardiac catheterization or an appendectomy on a patient is the much shorter timescale then addressing some of these huge public health issues but then you're impacting many many more people and so i think it's really a question of figuring out what your personality is what your values are and what makes sense to you. I love physics. Throw in the b. coefficient of friction in there somewhere. Yeah actually should broaden the metaphor guys. Why is now the perfect time for an episode like this on public health careers. Obviously it's 'cause we're living in. What dr fauci literally calls his greatest nightmare a global pandemic and. I'm having all these feelings about what we could have done. Better in the past year makes me want to do something about it so the next time something big happens and it will happen the next pandemic. I want to be prepared. Want to know that. I've done something or have thought about the big picture. I'm wondering if others feel the same way so thanks for tuning in. I want to thank the american college of physicians for partnering with us on his career series. Special thanks to supervising editor dr stretch. Betty co producer sophia kennedy and dr prixl patel for the graphics..
"public health" Discussed on Ending Human Trafficking Podcast
"Also he'll trafficking dot org has many resources on it and it's almost it's astounding to me. Let's say that. What i started doing this work i would do a search. I remember i did my first search for human trafficking in the medical literature. I turned the search turned up. Tens of thousands of articles about human trafficking and all but one that i could find know. You can't scroll through ten thousand articles but they were all about cellular signaling human trafficking at the most fundamental level from cell to cell or even within the cells how cells communicate with each other and signals travel within a self so now literature about human trafficking and health is exploding is all kinds of new research coming out and the field has changed so it's hard to even keep up with all of the literature coming out. He'll trafficking is a good way to start and our executive director hani st- close keeps up with the emerging articles and as part of our list. Serve people can find out what was happening and the ill in many fields of human trafficking but also in the research literature will put links to all of that in our show notes. And i'm like getting the signal. I can't believe how fast a half an hour goes so dr baldwin can you just in a one-sentence some up tell us why we must begin to include a public health lens. If we're going to actually beat human trafficking one-sentence. I know that's hard okay. It'll be a long sentence. A public health approach human trafficking allows us number one to integrate healthcare providers into anti-trafficking work knowing that people who are victimized by old do seek healthcare and we need to know how to use that opportunity to offer them help. We also need to take a step back and use the public health approach to expand the opportunities. Society has to people so that we can reduce vulnerability to trafficking and allow everybody to live healthy and productive. Lives beautiful beautiful. Thank you so much. We're gonna have to have more conversations about this. Thank you thank you sandy. Thank you so much to you. Both were inviting you to take a few moments to also dive in on the resources. We've mentioned in this episode. If you'll go over to ending human trafficking dot org that allow you to track down all of the things we mentioned in this conversation. Also it'll Open you up to the library of all of our past episodes over the last ten years that we've been airing the show You can also download a copy of sandy's book the five things you must know a quickstart guide to ending human trafficking. It's absolutely free. It'll teach you the five critical things. Sandy's identified the. You should know before you joined the fight against human trafficking it access to that by going over to ending human trafficking dot. Org that's also great place to find out more about the anti human trafficking certificate program here at vanguard university of southern california ending human trafficking dot org for more details there and if today's conversation has generated a question in your mind take a moment to reach out to spy email feedback at ending human trafficking dot org and we will see.
"public health" Discussed on Ending Human Trafficking Podcast
"Or lung problems or other problems related to their the smoking behavior. But you can't you can peep researchers do estimate the value of these things but it's hard to quantify it and that's even with something that's has proven as smoking. We know what smoking costs us. Both individually and as as a country and as a planet in terms of harmed unto people and the years of life years of quality of life loss and the years of actual life lost for one thing. We don't have the estimates about trafficking trafficking and it's also part of the the basis of the public health approach. Is that when you use a public health approach. The first thing you do is assess the problem and trying to get a sense of the magnitude of what causes it and what can be done to to help it. So in general measuring trafficking is difficult and measuring the benefit we would get by investing in instead of investing in what's called tertiary prevention which is finding the people who have been harmed by this crime and then taking care of them after so that they don't be harmed again that is important former prevention. And that's where. I started in this work for many years was providing care clinical care for people who had already experienced human trafficking and we can measure that we measure what it costs to take care of. Somebody's broken bone or their depression their anxiety or their ptsd but we can't measure as readily. What happened if this person at a school that they love had great after school program and their parents drug addiction was treated and they grew up in a stable home and went to college and not. The people who go to college. Don't traffic but just imagining the life of a more vulnerable victim say lacks education opportunity of winds up. Traffic for labor are sex. What would have been different. If the investment in them have been made up front versus investing in the criminal justice efforts that go to help them out of the situation unprosecuted trafficker and a for rehabilitation and recovery. After they've been severely harmed that makes me think of growing up hearing grandma say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I think creating value for resourcing prevention is something. we're beginning to understand better survivor. Council in washington d one of their recommendations is looking at intergenerational responses of prevention as well as intervention. And i'd love the analogy of smoking a because pretty much. Everybody actually believes that now. And how do we get people to believe that about prevention in labor trafficking as well as sex trafficking is. I think that's our generation. It's our job to make sure that happens. One of the ways that you've been a leader in this is the creation of will you tell us about heal the amazing resources and community assessment. All about sure thank you. so yes. he'll that tober. We will have existed for seven years although we've only been a formal nonprofit with federal nonprofit status for less than one year this point so we've been growing slowly through a lot of amazing volunteer labor by people all around the country and even the globe. He'll emerged out of there. Were several of us and i came to a tropical through my clinical work when i first moved to la. I was in two centers zona before that for eight years and i was doing a fellowship at ucla and was invited to participate in a new clinic. That was starting up to care for survivors of human. And i devoted a lot of my life to that as a volunteer for eight years. Airing four survivors of sex labor trafficking. They were all h neuro verb. They don't practice pediatrics. And were from all over the world. And i eventually learned that despite the burgeoning anti-trafficking movement in the united states nobody was really talking about the health of people who experienced trophic ing. Nobody was including nurses doctors. Higher proctors therapists other mental health specialists at the table. In those days this is not the mid two thousands. We were sort of on the side of what was happening with. All the collaboration going on to adjust trafficking so eventually there were six of us. Physicians who were dealing with trafficking in our work in various ways and three of us here on the west coast were serving patients in our clinical work. Who had been trafficked and there were three others on the east coast. Who were doing various research. Projects and policy work and to some extent clinical work to care for people who've experienced trafficking and we came together and founded this organization and when we reached out when we do a lot of online outreach and everyone we talked to seemed to be hungering for the same thing which was to come together to talk about this so there were people all over the country not a lot of us back then but there were people who are working on this in silos and we wanted to have a resource for people to come together to share ideas to share information to build the research base new. And i started doing this work at the end of two thousand four. There was next to nothing in the medical literature about it. I mean you could find a lot of information. About sexual exploitation of teenagers you know. People were previously known as child or teen prostitutes which is now a language that we understand is offensive and very unfair. But there wasn't anyone actually studying human trafficking per se in terms of health after the passage of the trafficking victims protection act and the alarm. Oh protocol which is the. Un's process that led to the defining tropical internationally aside from happiest men's group in the uk. So we felt like there was a big gap in the united states and we came together and found a lot of committed. Brilliant people around the country wanted to date and together. We've now i think we've actually. He helped change the way that human trafficking is discussed in this country. We brought the lens of health and increasingly public health to the field. So that it's now recognized in washington. Dc and in state capitals. That health is of this picture and developed curriculum. The sore curriculum that is available for free on the health and human services resource page and he'll has a web page as well right. Yes we do so. Many of us were involved in development of the sore curriculum and still are. Some of us are trainers. There are plenty of people involved in sore who are not affiliated with he'll but many of us were and yes that's an amazing free resource out of the national human trafficking techno systems center and the us office of tropical persons and our website..
"public health" Discussed on Ending Human Trafficking Podcast
"Stove yak and my name is sandy. Morgan and this is the show where we empower you to study the issues. Be voice and make a difference in ending human trafficking. Today were so glad to welcome an expert with us to really help us look at the complex important intersection around human trafficking in public health. I'm so glad to welcome susie baldwin to the show today susie his preventive medicine physician whose career focuses on public health women's health sexual and reproductive health and advancing health equity. She has worked as a clinician. Researcher advocate epidemiologist entertainer. Dr baldwin serves as the medical director for the office of women's health at the los angeles county department of public health and is the co founder and board president of he'll trafficking or she also leads work on developing protocols to respond to traffic people in healthcare settings. Susie we're so glad to welcome you to the show. Thank you dave. I'm very excited to be here morning. Sandy good morning. I'm just reading your bio out loud. I could imagine like five podcasts. To go in this direction. But i i really want people to understand the scope of public health and then we'll dive into where that really intersects in human trafficking. Can you address that. Of course public health is a big field and the goal of public health in general is to allow people to be healthy and to live in communities that are healthy and that optimize conditions for them to have live where they can enjoy safety and well-being so public health is a feel. That's extremely broad. And it's almost humorous when you think about the american public health association which is the us body that brings together public health professionals. The conferences have so many different topics going on. At any. given moment. you might wanna be attending five different sessions. So calvin corporations things ranging from health behaviors and health education the very individual level all the way to transforming communities and societies who policies and look back can advance wellness for people and equality act health equity so many things under the sun can while under the realme public health. But i think some of the key things about the field and he aspects of it which are important to human trafficking or coaching human trafficking. Are that number one. It is grounded in science and evidence number two that it takes a population level approach so while healthcare delivery is a very important part of public health particularly when systems are publicly funded but also because the health of all people in community whether it's a county or state or town or tribe or country or the world the a healthcare that people receive is an important factor contributing to the overall health of people but the realm of public health goes beyond your health hair and getting your vaccination or getting your mammogram to creating the conditions in which people live so inclusive of the first public health effort which was getting people clean water. Which saved more lives than many of the interventions. We have today that we rely on so it goes to very fundamental issues of of sanitation and safety in life so it's research based evidence based it's kusa of health and health care and it's also focused on prevention so whereas healthcare particularly in the united states given our system which is rather unique in the world sometimes in wonderful ways and sometimes terrible ways. Public health aims to prevent disease disability and death. So we really take what snow has an upstream approach where you go back to try to look at where things start where the problems start and correct them at their roots which is often very challenging. But that's also part of what makes it exciting because when you can really change the origins of where problems come from. Then you have the opportunity to impact millions of lives in a good way. And i think you may remember that my background's pediatric nursing. So prevention has always been really high on my list of priorities. And when i try to work with people doing prevention in our schools they often have sort of a a little card with red flags. And these are things you shouldn't do and we end up really on the verge of victim blaming when kids get into difficult circumstances so a couple of weeks ago. We interviewed rebecca bender who talked about choices and those choices. That aren't really choices. Might fall into the same category of something. We can imagine if you didn't have clean water and you drank from a contaminated creek. It was a poor choice. And so how do we begin to understand that in our prevention landscape from public health model. That's a really good analogy there so thinking specifically about the issue of commercially sexually exploited children. Which is the trafficking topic that schools are are exploring more now and thinking about and thank goodness are now working to address in the places where children spend so much of their time for one thing. The red flags. That's not exactly prevention. If you're seeing red flags. I mean it could be a former. Prevention is prevention itself has different tiers by. I am when i talk about prevention. I meaning more primary prevention which is going back to. How do we keep the children safe before. These risks develop better signs to the teachers the aids the guidance counselors the coaches that something is going wrong this child so for me that looks like investing in systems that allow families to be healthy in general even before. These children are born marino from science. Now bad the stresses that a fetus experiences in the womb can impact that person's life moving forward and even beyond that that the experiences of intergenerational trauma are actually manifested in our dna and that field is called epigenetics and it's rapidly evolving. And it's it's very exciting but also somewhat terrifying because it explains how something that happened in your ancestors lie could actually be passed to you genetically through modifications. In the way your genes are manifested. And the way your body operates so the issue of prevention of child trafficking. I would say let's focus specifically cra moment on child sex trafficking although i have a tendency of never talking about sex propagate exclusively because i think it's extremely important to also look at labor trafficking hand-in-hand with sex trafficking because again the roots of.