Category: Health Equity

Pharmacists and Population Health

In all the time I’ve been writing about population health, I’ve somehow managed not to discuss pharmacists or pharmaceuticals very much. Partly that’s because I associate the two topics closely and, apart from briefly mentioning efforts to make medications more affordable, I haven’t devoted much thought to how medications – or those who distribute them […]

Precision Medicine and Precision Public Health: A Genomic Approach to Improved Outcomes

While researching a separate blog post on artificial intelligence in healthcare, I kept running into articles about precision medicine, a relatively new field that holds much promise for optimizing patient outcomes. As I took a detour down the precision medicine rabbit hole, I soon happened upon a related approach to public health that I’d like […]

Public Health and Urban Planning

The disciplines of public health and urban planning have a long tradition of working in symbiosis. Ancient Romans practiced sound public health when they built army barracks far from swamps to prevent insects from spreading diseases among the troops. During the medieval period in Europe, monasteries were models of cleanliness, built mostly on the outskirts […]