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Expertos en salud pública temen que los fondos desaparezcan cuando termine la pandemia

Expertos en salud pública temen que los fondos desaparezcan cuando termine la pandemia

Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos.Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita ().En respuesta a la pandemia de covid-19, el Congreso ha invertido decenas de miles de millones de dólares en los departamentos de salud pública estatales y locales, pagando por máscaras, rastreadores de contactos y campañas educativas para persuadir a las personas de que se vacunen.Forma parte del grupo de Facebook...

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Apr 19
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Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

This story also ran on . It can beMany covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has found.Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign up for the vaccines or obtain vital information about covid-19 because many government websites lack required accessibility features. At least 7.6 million people in the U.S. over age 16 have a ., a nonprofit...

Feb 25
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Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans

This story also ran on . It can beBlack Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis.About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have released data by race, white residents are being vaccinated at significantly higher rates than Black residents, according to the analysis — in many cases two to three times higher.Subscribe to KHN’s free Morning Briefing.In the most dramatic case, 1.2% of white Pennsylvanians...

January 17, 2021
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Pandemic Backlash Jeopardizes Public Health Powers, Leaders

Pandemic Backlash Jeopardizes Public Health Powers, Leaders

December 15, 2020This story also ran on . It can beTisha Coleman has lived in close-knit Linn County, Kansas, for 42 years and never felt so alone.As the public health administrator, she’s struggled every day of to keep her rural county along the Missouri border safe. In this community with no hospital, she’s failed to persuade her neighbors to wear masks and take precautions against COVID-19, even as cases rise. In return, she’s been harassed, sued, vilified — and called a Democrat, an insult in her circles.Even her husband hasn’t listened to her, refusing to require customers to wear...

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December 15, 2020
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Ataques a la salud pública generan éxodo de funcionarios en medio de la pandemia

Ataques a la salud pública generan éxodo de funcionarios en medio de la pandemia

December 15, 2020Tisha Coleman ha vivido en el muy unido condado de Linn, Kansas, por 42 años. Y nunca se ha sentido tan sola.Como administradora de salud pública, ha luchado cada día de la pandemia para mantener a salvo a su condado rural, ubicado a lo largo de la frontera con Missouri. A cambio, ha sido acosada, demandada, vilipendiada y le han gritado “cumple-órdenes”.Los meses de peleas por máscaras y cuarentenas ya la estaban desgastando. Luego contrajo COVID-19, probablemente de su esposo, quien se ha negado a exigir el uso de máscaras en la ferretería familiar. Su madre también lo...

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December 15, 2020
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Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country ‘Blind to the Pandemic’

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country ‘Blind to the Pandemic’

September 16, 2020More than 20 states either don’t release or have incomplete data on the rapid antigen tests now considered key to containing the coronavirus, which has sickened more than 6 million Americans. The lapses leave officials and the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic as untold numbers of cases go uncounted.The gap will only widen as tens of millions of antigen tests sweep the country. Federal officials are prioritizing the tests to quickly detect COVID-19’s spread over slower, but more accurate, PCR tests.Relying on patchy data on COVID testing carries...

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September 16, 2020
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Politics Slows Flow of US Pandemic Relief Funds to Public Health Agencies

Politics Slows Flow of US Pandemic Relief Funds to Public Health Agencies

This story also ran on .As the coronavirus began to spread through Minneapolis this spring, Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant tore up her budget to find funds to combat the crisis. Money for test kits. Money to administer tests. Money to hire contact tracers. Yet even more money for a service that helps tracers communicate with residents in dozens of languages.While Musicant diverted workers from violence prevention and other core programs to the COVID-19 response, state officials debated how to distribute $1.87 billion Minnesota received in federal aid.Jun 29A series examining how the...

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August 17, 2020
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Get the Data: Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

Get the Data: Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels.We explain what data we used and how we did it.There is no comprehensive data on government public health spending and staffing in the U.S., and KHN and the Associated Press spent months gathering different datasets, each measuring a slightly different concept of “public health,” into a unique repository of public health data at the local, county and state levels.Now, we’re releasing our public health...

July 30, 2020
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How We Reported ‘Underfunded And Under Threat’

How We Reported ‘Underfunded And Under Threat’

This story also ran on .To assess in the United States, KHN and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels.What reporters found was a mix of survey and budget data, each measuring a slightly different concept of “public health.”Some datasets track only state public health systems, not agencies that operate at a county, city or regional level. Other data, including some from the U.S. Census Bureau, covers spending on all non-hospital health care. Public health efforts are mixed in with the costs of providing local medical...

July 1, 2020
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