Health

Suicide Prevention: A Policy Solution?

An examination of state insurance laws shows that mental health insurance coverage has a significant impact on suicide rates.

Will Pay-for-Performance Pay for Itself?

New study evaluates the effect of state implementation of Pay-For-Performance on nursing home care.

If Work Doesn’t Kill You…

Researchers examine the link between job loss and cardiovascular health in Norway.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Poverty, Depression, and Motherhood: An Unhealthy Combination

Recent analysis of national survey data highlights important statistics concerning prevalence of and treatment for major depression among low-income mothers with young children.

School Nurses: Luxury or Necessity?

Do school-based health centers improve sexual health outcomes for teenagers?

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor… But Tell Them to get Healthcare in Canada

There are disparities in healthcare utilization rates between the US and Canada for disadvantaged subgroups.

The Role of Technology in Crisis Management and How it Could Be Done Better

Expert Patrick Meier discusses the role technology and social media have played in crises like the Boston bombings and how policymakers – and the crowd – can use these tools better.

Maternal Tradeoffs: Economic Consequences for Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding has health benefits, but does it also carry an economic penalty for mothers?

Selling Health Coverage: Steps to Ensure Active Enrollment

Enroll America’s Director of the Best Practices Institute, Jennifer Sullivan, discusses how her organization works to promote American enrollment in health coverage

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