Remote Public Health acknowledges the challenges that the field is currently experiencing, such as the disruption to various mechanisms for prevention and response. Where teachers were once counted on to be mandatory reporters for child abuse, that source of information is now intermittent. Public health practitioners who have worn many hats are now also involved in emergency response. While there will likely be ongoing effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that other emergencies and natural disasters can disrupt future public health endeavors. Thus, Remote Public Health is part of our response to the ever-evolving ways in which public health professionals are able to address persistent and pressing issues.
While this website will focus on injury and violence health topics, the tools and approaches are transferable. Further, we explore how cross-cutting topics (such as health equity, mental health, and communication) are being maintained during a time in which it is harder to do so.