Shifting the Framework for Public Health

To enact the structural and policy changes to realize our radical vision for public health, we need to get really clear on what public health is, does, and can do.

After nearly a year of the global pandemic, we are in need of a new vision and narrative for the purpose, power, and strategies of public health.

In order to enact the structural and policy changes necessary to realize a radical vision of public health, we must clarify what public health is and does, as well as what it can do.

What is public health?

Public health is the radical concept that everyone has a fundamental right to the conditions and opportunities required for optimal health and wellbeing.

The power of public health narratives

The narratives that are disseminated and perpetuated in our public discourse are a form of power we must leverage to transform public health.

A transformative vision for public health

Let’s leverage transformative frameworks for a transformed public health

Resources and framing tools to shift the public health narrative

Engage with health equity communications toolkits

Leverage your public health power to push the Biden-Harris administration for bold, transformative, equitable policy change

Find your squad

  • Join Public Health Awakened, our national network of public health practitioners and allies organizing for health, equity, and justice. Share social justice campaign actions with the Public Health Awakened network to engage the national health equity community.
  • You can also join Public Health Awakened’s First 100 Days Workgroup to put pressure on the Biden-Harris administration to take bold action to advance social justice and health equity. Email to get involved.




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