BONUS - Fixing Chronic Underinvestment in Public Health and Prevention: COVID-19’s Unexpected Opportunities to Chart a Path to a Healthier Future

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By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The pandemic has revealed major deficits in public health infrastructure and a lack of prioritization of prevention efforts: only 3% of all health dollars are spent on prevention. Dr. Ellen J. MacKenzie, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Shelley Hearne, director of the School’s Center for Public Health Advocacy, talk with guest host Dr. Colleen Barry about how disinvestment in public health has left a system that is at times unable to respond effectively to today’s crises. They discuss what’s broken and what needs to be fixed – both to better respond to current challenges and to prepare for the future.

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