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Risk Communication in Public Health Part One: Motivation and Theory

JAY’S BLOG #4 By: Jay D. Kravitz, BA, MD, MPH posted on January 11, 2021 This blog may be the most important reading of your day. Although I make this statement with a smile, this may not really be such an exaggeration if risk communication is part of your professional realm – or could be

Recommended Books for Winter Reading

By Jay Kravitz Blog #3 posted on December 10, 2020 For the fun of it I have listed a number of excellent books that I have read over the years for entertainment and professional enlightenment. Many remind me of global travel and professional experiences, as a clinician, public health practitioner and university assistant professor. All

Public Health…What Is It, Really?

By Dr. Jay Kravitz Blog #2 posted November 12, 2020 What is the discipline of public health? This challenging profession, often overlooked or misunderstood, works diligently, typically in the background, to protect everyone – even as more visible attention is drawn during outbreak investigations and/or pandemics. Public health practitioners possess broad educational backgrounds including medicine,

The Primary Importance of Public Health and the Serious Risks Associated with Disseminating Misinformation

by Dr. Jay Kravitz  Blog #1 posted October 15, 2020 As a retired, public health professional and global health educator for >30 years, I am appalled by COVID-19 conspiracy theories with inexplicable agendas that do direct harm or are expounded by self-righteousness persons with a lack of understanding about scientific knowledge or evidence. These “theories”

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