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Alan B. Cohen,
In April, we celebrated the Quarterly’s centennial anniversary with the release of a special issue on “The Future of Population Health: Challenges… More
Nathaniel Anderson, Neal Halfon, Daniel Eisenberg, Anna Markowitz, Kristin Anderson Moore, Frederick J. Zimmerman,
Monitoring population health is one of the 10 essential services of public health. Accurate information on current and emerging threats to the public’s health forms the basis for high-quality research, practice, and policy. For this reason, critical appraisal of the measures and data systems tracking the nation’s health is a persistent necessity. More
Lawton Robert Burns, Mark V. Pauly,
Context: There is a growing trend of combinations among hospital systems that operate in different geographic markets known as cross-market mergers.… More
Adam Gaffney, Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein,
Context: Who pays for health care—and who owns it—determine what care is delivered, who receives it, and who profits from it. We examined trends… More
Jeff Niederdeppe, Jiawei Liu, Mikaela Spruill, Neil A. Lewis Jr., Steven Moore, Erika Franklin Fowler, Sarah E. Gollust,
Context: Long-standing racial inequities in health and well-being are shaped by racialized public policies that perpetuate disadvantage among Black,… More
Robin A. Richardson, Katherine Keyes, Cynthia Chen, Guan Yun Kenwin Maung, John Rowe, Esteban Calvo,
Context: Countries have adopted various formal and informal approaches to support older adults, which are broadly reflected in different policies,… More
Jonathan Purtle, Megan Wynecoop, Margaret E. Crane, Nicole A. Stadnick,
State and local governments have been adopting taxes that earmark (i.e., dedicate) revenue for mental health. However, this emergent financing model has not been systematically assessed. We sought to identify all jurisdictions in the United States with policies earmarking taxes for mental health services and characterize attributes of these taxes More
Marco Thimm-Kaiser, Adam Benzekri, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos,
To expand the number of effective strategies to address social determinants of health (SDOH), a practical framework for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers is needed to help conceptualize and target the key mechanisms of SDOH influence. More
Shekinah A. Fashaw-Walters, Momotazur Rahman, Gilbert Gee, Vincent Mor, Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Ceron Ford, Kali S. Thomas,
Context: Literature suggests that public reporting of quality may have the unintended consequence of exacerbating disparities in access to… More
Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Dariush Mozaffarian, Sean B. Cash,
Context: Suboptimal diet is a substantial contributor to weight gain, cardiometabolic diseases, and certain cancers. Junk food taxes can raise the… More
Bradley Iott, Denise Anthony,
Context: Despite growing interest in identifying patients’ social needs, little is known about hospitals’ provision of services to address them.… More
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