Health

Can maternal unemployment harm an unborn baby?

A new study provides the second rigorous statistical research in the US exploring how unemployment may affect health outcomes of infants and factors that may play a role in that affect.

Too Much or Not Enough? Rethinking School Breakfast Programs

Research suggests that school breakfast programs may be falling short of the goal to provide universal access to a nutritional morning meal and may be contributing to unhealthy amounts of food intake.

Observations from a New Frontier: Medicare’s Experience with Risk Adjustment

New research suggests Medicare's switch to risk-adjusted payments did not reduce overpayments. This example highlights the complexities of healthcare payment reform.

Social Support and PTSD – A Step Toward Understanding the Association

New research provides evidence for an association between a lack of social support, emotional hiding, and an increased risk of having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Medical Monopoly: Could Too Much Collaboration in Health Care Yield Higher Prices?

Accountable Care Organizations aim to make healthcare more efficient through closer relationships between physicians and hospitals, but a new study suggests that too much coziness might result in increased costs.

A Deep Dive into Immigrant Children’s Health

Recent research highlights the diverse ways an immigrant parent's demographics correlate with the likelihood his or her child receives healthcare services.

The Mindfield: Navigating Veterans Mental Health Policy

OIF and OEF heroes team with mental health professionals in the closest armed services-to-research relationship to date on the issues of PTSD and Veteran’s affairs

Ebola’s Devastation: On the Ground in Liberia

Aid worker Nina Goricar gives an eye-witness account of the Ebola quarantine in Monrovia, what’s missing from mainstream media coverage, and the effect of the crisis on Liberia’s basic health care and civic institutions.

Containing Ebola

What is Ebola, and why does it matter for public policy? This CPR special report and infographic explains what you need to know.

Finance for Social Good: Are Microloans Truly Empowering the Impoverished?

An experiment in rural Morocco finds that economic gains from access to microfinance are highly variable, and there are no significant indirect impacts on the status of women and children.

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