In the United States, we spend more on health care per year than any other high-income country in the world, with an average of nearly $12,000 per person. At the same time, we spend less than $300 per person per year on public health.
This webinar reviews what we know about changes in alcohol consumption since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the changes in policies governing alcohol availability. It then reviews the policy issues associated with both alcohol marketing data and physical availability of alcohol.
Matt, Chris, and Don examine a study that looks at whether social media micro-influencers can increase flu vaccine uptake, they discuss an alliance of western states to review COVID vaccine safety data, and Chris gets batty.
The consequences of Covid-19 do not end at the hospital doors: communities of color are more likely to experience the pandemic’s harmful effects on wealth, housing, and education long after the pandemic is over. Wealth, housing, and education are self-reinforcing and inextricably linked to health.
Over the past few years we’ve seen more and more young people engaging in social and health related conversations on the local, national, and global level. Not only does youth engagement positively impact the community, but it helps young people develop leadership skills and self-esteem.