We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns.
Few dispute that social determinants such as economics, education, and the environment are the true drivers of health. In fact, the recent ‘‘Public Health 3.0’’ publication is a national call to action for public health to focus upstream.
vaccine through injection and not the nasal spray," Martha Marquez, Harris County Public Health media specialist, said. "This is due to the
," said Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, executive director of Harris County Public Health. "Every day we learn more about Zika. The more we learn,
The Harris County Public Health Department -- which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas' first Zika-associated death -- has
the Houston area, Umair Shah, executive director of the Harris County public health and environmental services department, said his staff i…
several voting locations with no lines at all on Wednesday. The Harris County Public Health Building had little to no waits for much of th…
uses tweezers to sort mosquitoes that will be tested in the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services virology lab on July 8.
and capacity," said Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of the public health department in Texas' Harris County, which encompasses Houston