Facebook Takes on Epidemics With New Disease Prevention Maps – Fortune

Facebook wants to help fight infectious diseases like measles by introducing maps that health organizations can use to prevent and respond to outbreaks. The disease prevention maps, which debuted Monday, provide detailed information such as population density, the movement of people in real time, and network connectivity across regions. The point is to give researchers […]

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Milwaukee County Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis. Will More Cities Follow Suit? – The Root

Photo: iStock In what’s being touted as an important first step in addressing decades of race-based inequality, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed a resolution Monday declaring racism a public health crisis. “Everybody has been reading and hearing about the same set of statistics in Milwaukee for decades,” Abele said at yesterday’s signing, according to […]

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Cherokee County Department of Public Health begins the Cherokee County Youth Advisory Committee – Jacksonville Daily Progress

Beginning May 16, Cherokee County Department of Public Health starting accepting applications for the first ever Cherokee County-Youth Advisory Committee (CC-YAC). The pilot program will begin for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, with cooperation from Jacksonville ISD. The students who will comprise the CC-YAC, incoming 11th and 12th graders at Jacksonville High School, will work […]

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How does Atlanta transportation affect public health? Georgia State wants to know – Curbed Atlanta

Georgia State University’s Urban Studies Institute recently secured a $250,000 grant that will allow researchers to examine how access to transportation impacts public health in Atlanta and beyond. The 18-month program, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action initiative, aims to study 600 Grady Memorial Hospital patients, in an effort to determine how people […]

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