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October 2023 Duncan A. Clark, James Macinko, Maurizio Porfiri,
Study results show that a set of internal state factors are important predictors of firearm law adoption, but the actions of neighboring states may be just as important. More
April 2023 Jennifer Karas Montez, Jacob M. Grumbach,
This perspective highlights the tectonic changes in US states’ policy contexts in recent decades and their profound impact on population health. More
November 2022 Paula M. Lantz,
The 2022 primary and general midterm elections revealed both the power and limitations of direct democracy strategies for securing abortion and other reproductive rights at the state level. More
May 2022 Katherine E. M. Miller, Sally C. Stearns, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Donna Gilleskie, George M. Holmes, Erin E. Kent, Alessa Erawan,
Context: In the United States in 2020, approximately 26 million individuals provided unpaid care to a family member or friend. On average, 60% of… More
May 2022 Daniel R. Arnold, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King, Brent D. Fulton, Richard M. Scheffler,
Context: Most-favored-nation (MFN) contract clauses have recently garnered attention from both Congress and state legislatures looking for ways to… More
March 2022 Anne-marie Boxall,
To make progress implementing payment and delivery system reforms, state governments need to make genuine stakeholder engagement routine business, develop reforms that build on past successes, and ensure health reform is a top priority for bureaucrats and political leaders. More
March 2022 Breena R. Taira, Hyung Kim, Karla Tlatelpa Prodigue, Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, Alexis Aleman, Leora Steinberg, Gregory Tchakalian, Kabir Yadav, Reginald Tucker-Seeley,
Context: Prompted by stories of “patient dumping,” California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 1152, which mandates that hospitals offer patients… More
December 2021 Richard M. Scheffler, Olivia Shane,
Health equity has become a familiar buzzword in public health. There is, however, little consensus about what it means and how to measure it.… More
November 2021 Aditi P. Sen, Yashaswini Singh, Mark K. Meiselbach, Matthew D. Eisenberg, Gerard F. Anderson,
Context: State and federal policymakers considering introduction of a health insurance “public option” can learn from Washington State, which… More
November 2021 David H. Rehkopf, Frank F. Furstenberg, Holly Elser, Christian Jackson, Nicole Levy, John W. Rowe, The Aging Society Research Network,
Context: Although it is recognized that aspects of US state environments impact the likelihood that older adults age successfully, there is currently… More
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