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The Intersection of Population Health and Public Health in a Pandemic

4 Aug 2020

Theodor Geisel authored "The Cat in the Hat" in 1956 under the pen name Dr. Seuss. In the story, the Cat and his companions must clean up the shambles they have made of the children’s house. The Cat laments, "And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up. There is no way at all."

For more than four months we have anguished over the coronavirus outbreak and its roiling toll on humanity, including our patients and our healthcare workforce. We feel the heavy weight and worry of a public health "mess" that seems almost insurmountable. Furthermore, public health disasters like COVID-19 disproportionately impact marginalized and minority populations. Continue reading

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