Public Health

The 'South's First Office of Health Equity'

What it’s like to direct a poor Southern state through the eye of the COVID-19 storm, according to the groundbreaking former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

By Rebekah Gee

We Need a Public Health Revolution

Want to support pandemic preparedness? Change the way we finance public health in America.

By Harold Pollack

How the Law Harms Public Health

The pandemic highlights the urgent need to change the legal paradigm from individual responsibility to social solidarity.

By Lindsay F. Wiley Samuel R. Bagenstos

The Virus and the EPA

The air that we breathe can make the coronavirus more deadly—and the EPA is making the problem worse.

By Carol Browner Jake Levine

Death and Politics

It’s not just opioids that are ripping into the lives of working-class Americans. It’s a political system that disserves them.

By Rahul Gupta