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April 2023 Kushal T. Kadakia, Anaeze C. Offodile,
US health care reform over the past decade has placed substantial focus on rewiring health care financing, specifically increasing provider accountability for utilization (i.e., cost) and/or outcomes. More
April 2023 Philip M. Alberti, Heather H. Pierce,
To meaningfully impact population health and health equity, health care organizations must take a multipronged approach that ranges from education to advocacy, recognizing that more impactful efforts are often more complex or resource intensive. More
April 2023 Lawrence O. Gostin, Eric A. Friedman, Alexandra Finch,
The United Nations (UN) created the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first specialized agency out of the ruins and atrocities of World War II.… More
April 2023 Jessica S. Roche, Patrick M. Carter, April M. Zeoli, Rebecca M. Cunningham, Marc A. Zimmerman,
Firearm injuries constitute a major US public health crisis that requires urgent attention. Fatality rates have increased 34.9% over the past decade… More
April 2023 Beth McGinty,
This article summarizes past gains and successes in US mental health, outlines failures and continuing problems, and discusses solutions, with an eye toward the role of social policy. More
April 2023 Pamela Herd,
In principle, older adults have access to a wealth of health-promoting upstream, midstream, and downstream policy supports, which improve economic security, increase access to a
wide array of long-term care services, and ensure access to basic medical care. Although considerable attention has been focused on threats to the old-age welfare state, ranging from long-term financing problems to attempts to roll back benefits, administrative barriers to these programs already threaten their effectiveness. More
April 2023 Mark D. Hayward, Mateo P. Farina,
We reviewed some of the recent advances in education and health, arguing that attention to social contextual factors and the dynamics of social and institutional change provide critical insights into the ways in which the association is embedded in institutional contexts. More
April 2023 Magdalena Cerdá, Noa Krawczyk, Katherine Keyes,
In this paper, we summarize past successes, ongoing challenges, and potential solutions to address substance use and overdose in the context of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts. More
April 2023 Lawrence O. Gostin,
Public health is vulnerable to judicial rulings in this new conservative era. More
April 2023 Johnathon P. Ehsani, Jeffrey P. Michael, Ellen J. MacKenzie,
As Elizabeth Milbank Anderson was establishing the foundation for the Milbank Memorial Fund in the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Ford was… More
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