In a world where the public is absent in conversations about the public’s health, a group of individuals began a mission to give voice to the most fundamental aspect of public health—the people.
We are a community of leaders working together to generate healing and transformation by centering people first in health.
The institute of medicine defines public health as ‘what society must do to keep people healthy.’ We agree but have found that the field often uses tools that rarely put people first, tools that are not often accessible, tools that may not resonate, and tools that are often denied, missed, or ignored.
We know that no single strategy will work to put people first in public health. But listening matters. So does engagement. We are here to listen; we are here to learn; we are here to reach one another as we bridge the deep divide between the public and their health. We also believe that the often-unheard stories, unspoken sentiments, and unshared portraits may help close the gap between the public and public health experts. Continue reading
We are an anti-establishment, anti-racist space for critical conversations and dialogue in public health. We publish diverse authors and artists, both seasoned and emerging, new and unheard, particularly from populations underrepresented in public health. We also publish their fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, letters, and other literary works. We aim to advance work that pushes the margins of public health.
To boldly center the public within public health with a generation of leaders igniting healing and transformation.
Juliet Iwelunmor & Idia Thurston