Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Academic activism on behalf of children during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel; beyond public health advocacy

Paltiel, O., Hochner, H., Chinitz, D., Clarfield, A.M., Gileles-Hillel, A., Lahad, A., Manor, O., Nir-Paz, R., Stein-Zamir, C., Yazhemsky, E., Calderon-Margalit, R.

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Policy Change/ Development
Education Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

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This article discusses the work of Israel’s multidisciplinary academic group on children and coronavirus (MACC) to examine the role of children in viral transmission and assessing the necessity and consequences of restricted in-class education. This article focuses on the evolution, activities, policy inputs, and media profile of MACC, and discusses the role of academics in advocacy and activism in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Youth and Young Adults

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