• Drug Policy
    The President’s Inbox Recap: The Fentanyl Epidemic
    Precursor chemicals from abroad are fueling America’s fentanyl epidemic.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    Virtual Roundtable: Community Health Workers and Practical Protocols for Primary Health Care
    Community health workers and their contributions have a central role to epidemic-ready primary health care. Digital systems that integrate community health have further supported this progress. Speakers, Krishna Jafa, CEO at Medic Mobile, and Raj Panjabi, special assistant to the president and senior director for global health security and biodefense at the National Security Council, discuss practical protocols and past experiences of integrating community health with primary care.
  • COVID-19
    Not All U.S. States Struggled Equally Against COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic devastated the United States with over one million deaths over three years. Yet, the burden of the virus was not spread evenly across the country. States like Vermont and Washington had death rates comparable to well-performing countries in Scandinavia, while Mississippi and Arizona fared as poorly as the worst performing nations in the world, Russia and Peru. Speakers, Emma S. Castro and Joseph L. Dieleman from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discuss the factors that contributed to those incredibly large cross-state differences in COVID-19 outcomes and the lessons learned from the parts of the United States that performed well.