Health

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.

Rising Costs, Expanding Waistlines

What dropping ten pounds could mean for your state and your pocketbook

Balancing Equity and Efficiency in the Market for Kidneys

Dr. Lainie Ross, Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, discusses inequities in the kidney allocation system and provides insights on potential improvements.

Insure Thy Neighbor

Researchers find evidence of negative spillovers from the uninsured onto insured heart attack patients

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