Category Archives: Dr. Jay Kravitz

Risk Communication in the Public Health Realm Part 2: Observations and Media Guidance

JAY’s BLOG #5 By: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH Posted on February 11, 2021 This Blog continues last month’s conversation. I repeat part of that introduction with an ironic smile because this may be the most important reading of your day. This might be true especially if risk communication is part of your professional realm – or could be – because overstatement

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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, nursing, entomology, veterinary, occupational and

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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” are based on misinformed, political

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