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This article discusses the interplay between health and economic vulnerability during pregnancy and childhood, how these overlapping challenges are addressed by current policies, and the rationale for cash transfers provided in health care settings. More
Understanding the political and social conditions needed for government to establish corporate incentive structures designed to improve health. More
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
Transportation is one of these core social determinants and yet the understanding of transportation in health care has heavily focused on a limited view of transportation insecurity rather than adopting the more inclusive approach of transportation justice. More
A new Milbank Quarterly study examines how an enhanced earned-income tax credit (EITC) affects mental and physical health. More
Context: Despite significant investments to transform primary care, Canada lags behind its peers in providing timely access to regular doctors or… More
The tensions among state
immigrant policies, local immigration climates, and federal policy changes indicate that state immigrant policies are not implemented equally across state communities, resulting in challenges and limited benefits from policies for many immigrant communities. More
Context: Increasing polarization of states reached a high point during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the party affiliation of elected officials often… More
Although it will not fully solve patent barriers to the access of medicines, implementation of compulsory licensing (and specifically those for the import and export of pharmaceutical products) will provide governments with another tool to safeguard their population’s public health. More
Context: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s accelerated-approval pathway expedites patient access to promising treatments. However,… More
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