The power players in public health

By Andria Caruthers, Smith/Patterson Fellow You can run, but you can’t “hide in the herd.” The herd of vaccinated people, that is. You see, some people think that if other kids are vaccinated, they don’t need to vaccinate their own. They think “hiding in the herd” of vaccinated kids is … Continue reading

I’m kind of a little big deal: Public health ninjas

By Andria Caruthers, Smith/Patterson Fellow   What could ninjas and public health possibly have in common? Besides being pretty cool, both operate in similar ways. Ninjas battle the grimy and unsavory characters that threaten an unaware public. Their actions are mostly unseen and usually, you only notice them if something … Continue reading

Marking NIAM this August

Hey all! Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? Each year, doctors, nurses and other public health leaders take this time to remind everyone how important immunizations, or shots, are, no matter where they are across the lifespan. In our month-long series we’ll explain just what … Continue reading