Health

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

Correcting Healthcare in Correctional Facilities

Cost saving strategies for American correctional facilities.

Better Outcomes, Lower Costs?

When a public health department shifts from a local independent institution to a regionalized department spending on public health services increase.

No Smoking: Hospital non-smoking policies’ effect on smokers

How well do hospitals fare in maintaining smoke-free grounds, and who gets caught in the fray with such policies?

Filing Taxes: Good For Your Health

Expansions in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are associated with improved child health outcomes.

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