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Disability justice in public health

Kara Mannor

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act was just a first step in a journey toward equity for disabled communities. PhD student and disability advocate Kara Mannor describes how the disability justice movement can help institutions rethink a better future for research and health for people with disabilities.

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How public health can fight the climate crisis

Trish Fisher

Trish Fisher, a dual degree Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health student, details her research on agricultural methane policy and the role that public health can play in championing strategies to support climate change mitigation.

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Singapore's COVID resurgence highlights need to protect vulnerable populations

Mohamad Ramli

In the fall of 2021, Singapore had one of the highest national vaccination rates around the globe. Despite this success, and vigilant COVID-19-related safety measures, the small nation has continued to struggle under the burden that the pandemic has put on its various care systems. One social worker reflects on the impact experienced by some of the country's vulnerable populations.

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Reducing COVID-19 Disparities in Michigan with MICEAL

Haley Crimmins

The Michigan Community-Engaged Alliance (MICEAL) is working to address the gap of vaccine and health inequities in Latinx and Black populations in four Michigan counties. Health Behavior and Health Education master's student Haley Crimmins details MICEAL's work.