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The New Yorker: Costa Ricans Live Longer Than Us. What’s the Secret?

Dr. Atul Gawande’s latest in The New Yorker features Ariadne Labs’ Primary Health Care research in Costa Rica.

GBH News: ‘We Need To Hear Black Women’s Voices’: Study At Boston Hospitals Looks At Wide Disparity In Maternal Deaths

Neel Shah, Senior Advisor to the Delivery Decisions Initiative, on the increasing gap between Black and white maternal mortality in the United States.

The Maternal Wellbeing City Dashboard: A Catalyst For Actionability Through Narrative and Data

By Yara Altaher, MPH No American politician would ever come out against motherhood. Allocating money for moms, however, can be another matter. Often advocates and leaders lack the information needed to make a case for centering people giving birth in local planning, policymaking, or programming — even though maternal health is a bellwether for societal… Continue reading The Maternal Wellbeing City Dashboard: A Catalyst For Actionability Through Narrative and Data

National League of Cities: Identifying COVID-19 Vaccine Deserts and Implementing Interventions

Rebecca Weintraub, Mansi Kansal, and John Brownstein write on how the Vaccine Equity Planner can help local officials and public health organizations better understand and reach the communities they serve.

The New Yorker: How the Delta Variant Is Changing the Public-Health Playbook

Dr. Rebecca Weintraub speaks with The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner on the Delta variant and describes the challenges of convincing vaccine skeptics.

New York Times: Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

Dr. Asaf Bitton in the New York Times on how the Delta variant is changing advice for the vaccinated.

NextBillion: The Supply and Demand Dilemma in COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing: Could Lessons from the Fashion Industry Provide Ideas for a Solution?

Rebecca Weintraub, Prashant Yadav, and Tom Johnston pen guest article on NextBillion on similarities between supplying a life-saving vaccine and the latest trend in streetwear.

Getting Smart: Uneven Vaccination Rates Are Creating Two Americas: Schools Can Help Advance Vaccine Equity

Asaf Bitton and Eric Tucker on the growing divide between high- and low-vaccination areas in the US, and how schools can bridge that gap.