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The subtler ways racism impacts health—and why that’s everyone’s problem to solve

Structural racism persists in America throughout our social, economic and political systems. It is deeply rooted in our history, culture, institutions, policies, practices and norms. People of color, particularly Black Americans, face discrimination and experience disparities in income, housing, schooling, social services and health care.Read More

How to welcome patients back and make them feel safe post-COVID-19

In our last post, we discussed tips to prepare your medical practice to reopen for routine appointments and elective procedures. Everything about health care has changed in light of the COVID-19 crisisincluding how you open (or reopen) your doors to patients, and how you maintain strong doctor-patient interactions while wearing masks. Read More

Reassure patients with proactive communication and patient education during COVID-19

As we discussed in our last post, there is a lot of misinformation circulating during COVID-19. If you run an eye care practice, your patients may be concerned or confused about what’s safe and what’s not, what services your practice is offering, and how to get what they need, like contact lens refills.Read More

How lessons learned from past health outbreaks can help doctors now

Tara Kirk Sell, Ph.D., M.A., is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sell’s research focuses on pandemic preparedness and public health communications and policy responses to public health emergencies, such as the Zika virus and Ebola outbreaks, to discover ways to improve future preparedness and response. We spoke with her to get her thoughts on what we are facing now during the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S.Read More