Sep. 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Opinion: We have a duty to protect our children from spikes in RSV cases
Philadelphia's Department of Health recently called attention to the drastic increase in RSV cases in Philadelphia this summer, says guest columnist Melissa Page.
Aug. 17, 2021 9:28 am
Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort
Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but temperature checks are probably not worth the effort, says guest columnist Brandon Guthrie.
Jul. 8, 2021 10:45 am
A conversation about lessons learned from reporting on a year of COVID crisis and recovery
In one of the final articles in Generocity's yearlong TRACE project, reporter Lynette Hazelton and editor Sabrina Vourvoulias talk about what stood out, what made them optimistic, and the challenges ahead.
Jun. 28, 2021 2:15 pm
Life after COVID: How can people be so lonely yet so nervous about refilling their social calendars?
Neuroscience can offer insights into how social isolation and resocialization affect the brain, says guest columnist Kareem Clark.
Jun. 25, 2021 9:41 am
Creating the next Community Health Needs Assessments in the aftermath of COVID
Revisiting the 2019 needs assessment a year after the pandemic showed that the most pressing issues uncovered by COVID were also the issues furthest down on the Regional CHNA’s priorities list.
May 14, 2021 9:43 am
Report card: Community leaders say the sector has responded well to challenges. Local gov, not so much
The leaders who responded to our third TRACE self-assessment in April offered a more positive take on our questions about public health, community engagement and economic resiliency than they did in January.
May 13, 2021 10:19 am
Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative
Last year, the Office of Violence Prevention injected almost $1 million into community groups working on gun violence. How those groups have pivoted, and the resonances with the 1918 pandemic are the focus of this long read.
May 11, 2021 9:00 am
Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?
No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
Apr. 27, 2021 12:28 pm
After years of conducting community health needs assessments, why weren’t we more prepared for COVID?
One reason may be the years of decreasing levels of community-directed spending from hospitals — particularly nonprofit hospitals.
Apr. 13, 2021 1:00 pm
The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools
The district reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.