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Public Health in the Trump Era


What does the election of President Donald Trump—and the rise of right-wing populism around the globe—mean for public health? At a time when debates over access to health care and the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs are fueling protest across the political spectrum, how can we build effective movements to defend health as a human right and a public good?

Panelists at this recent event addressed the impact of populist politics on public health in the United States and beyond. Topics included the rise of health care as a political flashpoint—from battles over reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act, to debates about how to respond to the opioid overdose and treatment crisis, to concerns about the future of global health funding—and the possibilities for progressive coalition building around the right to health. 

Watch the entire event above, or listen to audio below.

Public Health in a Populist Moment (March 28, 2017)

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