To People who Don't Believe Racism is a Public Health Threat
Over the past several months, several states and municipalities have declared racism a public health crisis. While it remains to be seen if these statements — which highlight the coronavirus, police brutality, environmental health risks, and more — amount in funding and more than soothing rhetoric, racism is a blistering and very real paradigm that oozes into every aspect of American life.
Racism is a declared public health issue in 145 cities and counties across 27 states. Now what happens?
Dr. Davis Moss discusses what it should look like to make sure it's something more than symbolic.
Affordable Housing for Community and Personal Well-being
Dr. Davis Moss discusses the impact of housing on health during part two of the “Affordable Housing and (Re)building the American Dream” conference to address racial, tribal, economic, and health disparities in the wake of COVID-19.
Is it Safe? How Insecure Can Be a Force in Shaping Black Women's Sexual Health
If you watched Sunday night’s episode of Insecure you found out that Lawrence is out here burning folks. Kudos to the show for showing some of the negative health effects of what happens if you engage in unsafe sex, as well as showing Lawrence in true “good dude” form calling all of his sexual partners and telling them they should get tested. What if Issa Rae used the success of her hit show to inform viewers about important sex issues?
Same City, Drastically Different Life Expectancy: Improving Health Equity
Part of the Community Health Leadership Forum and The Racial Divide series, this panel takes a deep, unfiltered look at race relations in America and how inequality intersects with health, education, the criminal justice system, the workplace and more.
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Racism as a Public Health Crisis
There is growing evidence that an underlying barrier to effective research, interventions, and policies that reduce health disparities is a focus on race rather than multiple dimensions of racism. Drs. Georges Benjamin, Regina Davis Moss, and Camara P. Jones offer a valuable opportunity to document the existence of health inequities stemming from structural and institutional racism.
The Wonder Woman Franchise Should Celebrate its Multi-Racial Roots
The mega-launch of “Wonder Woman” introduced— and bombarded— a new generation with images of the Amazon princess. But as we take a closer look at the character’s mythical origin story and past as a cultural icon, are we really celebrating all of its richest elements?
Systemic Racism: A Public Health Crisis
In 2019, Milwaukee County was the first municipality to declare racism as a public health crisis. Dr. Davis Moss, local civic leaders, and elected officials from cities and counties around the country discuss their efforts to address systemic inequities based on race and ethnicity.
Mental Health as a Public Health Issue
Dr. Benjamin, in conversation with Dr. Davis Moss, reflects on U.S. mental health care during her tenure, the continued need to address mental illness as a public health issue, and what government, advocates, and others can do to help.
Hollywood Comes to APHA 2018
Dr. Davis Moss previews new research exploring the results of the University of Southern California’s Hollywood, Health & Society program’s work on health narratives in popular entertainment.
Systemic Racism is a Public Health Issue. Community Health Workers are Proven to Help
“We have long known racism as a key driver of health,” said Regina Davis Moss, associate executive director of public health policy and practice for the American Public Health Association. “To achieve health equity, you have to address racism as a public health crisis.”
Hope and Healing Through Arts Education
Disruptive and anti-social behaviors in youth have been linked to chronic stress and trauma arising from institutional racism, toxic environments and structural violence, which leave communities feeling traumatized and hopeless. Providing spaces and opportunities for youth to heal, hope, imagine and create through youth development and engagement activities can be transformational and spark social change. This presentation highlights an effective strategy at the nexus of health and arts education that is helping youth address some of today’s most pressing social issues.
What 10 Public Health
Experts Want You to Know About Protesting in the Middle of a Pandemic
Dr. Davis Moss provides a nuanced look at the converging pandemics of COVID-19, police violence, and racism.
Gestational Weight Gain and Risk of Infant Death in the United States
Women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of losing their baby in its first year of life. In order to improve the likelihood of healthy outcomes for mothers and infants, it is important childbearing women have pregnancy weight gain goals specific to their BMI.
Mental Illness is a Public Health Issue
National mental illness prevalence and severity have worsened in recent decades. Dr. Davis Moss discusses what drives the increasing burden.
Here's What Black Maternal Health is and Why It's Important
The US is consistently in last place among all developed nations in terms of maternal mortality – new moms dying. And black women fare the worst, dying at higher rates than other new moms. This is “Black Maternal Health Week,” and Dr. Regina Davis Moss with the American Public Health Association discusses how COVID-19 is complicating matters, and how women can advocate for themselves when seeking medical care What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here.
Refreshing "The Talk" for Summer
It’s the end of summer vacation and young people are getting ready to go back to school or college. In addition to making sure they are prepared with books and supplies, it’s also a good time to refresh your “Talk” about sex and how to protect yourself from pregnancy and STD’s. It’s not always a comfortable topic, but it’s best your kids to hear it from you first. Dr. Davis Moss offers tips on how to make this less awkward.
This Isn't Another Horror Story about Black Motherhood
Black women don’t have to resolve themselves to feeling powerless or that there is an inevitable fate when it comes pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Davis Moss weighs in on why we need to get back to increasing our “Reproductive Social Capital.”
US Pregnancy-related Deaths are Rising and Have Doubled in Texas
Deaths from pregnancy-related causes have increased by almost 27% across most of the U.S. in 15 years. Dr. Davis Moss weighs in on the climbing U.S. maternal mortality rate.
Pregnancy and Nutrition
Dr. Davis Moss answers questions about maternal mortality, pregnancy, and malnutrition in Afghanistan on TOLO TV’s Dabestan Bo Ali primetime talk show.