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All of us at The Milbank Quarterly, from the editors to the authors, are fortunate that we can rely on the expertise of the committed and brilliant… More
The turbulent events of the past year have highlighted the health consequences of systemic racism in the United States and compelled our editorial… More
Although immigration policy is recognized as a social determinant of health, less is known about how mechanisms, such as news coverage of policy, influence intermediary and proximal health processes like seeking health care. More
Context: The complexity of integrated care and the need for transferable evaluation insights ask for a suitable evaluation paradigm. Realist… More
Context: State and federal policymakers considering introduction of a health insurance “public option” can learn from Washington State, which… More
Context: Health care delivery is now inextricably linked to the use of electronic health records (EHRs), which exert considerable influence over… More
Context: Although it is recognized that aspects of US state environments impact the likelihood that older adults age successfully, there is currently… More
Twelve states have not yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In a new Perspective, Will Boles of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, along with Ruth Kennedy, Emma Siewert, Diane Rowland, Barbara Lyons, and Rebekah E. Gee, suggest that Louisiana can serve as a model for new Medicaid expansion states seeking to rapidly enroll people within a limited administrative budget. More
Low birth weight and infant mortality rates vary among place and racial group in the United States, with economic resources being a likely fundamental contributor to these disparities. The goals of this study were to examine time-varying county median income as a predictor of LBW rates and Black-White LBW disparities and to test county prevalence and racial disparities in maternal sociodemographic and health risk factors as mediators. More
In the field of public health, the law and legal systems remain a poorly understood and substantially underutilized tool to address unfair or unjust societal conditions underpinning health inequities. The aim of our article is to demonstrate the value of expanding from a social model of health to a sociolegal model of health and empowering health actors to use the law more strategically in the pursuit of health equity. More
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