Public Health

Toxic Policy: The Impact of the Flint Water Crisis on the City’s Children

In 2015, reports of elevated lead levels in the city’s water supply put Flint, Michigan into the national spotlight. The...

Philosophy vs. Science in New York Vaccine Debate

New York State has a substantial and diverse population with diverse reasons for objecting to compulsory vaccination. A recent article discusses the options available to the state in dealing with philosophical objectors when public health and safety are on the line.

Change Versus Invention: Innovation and Public Health Care

A survey of public health care leaders in California finds that innovation is seen as less technology-driven and more about the implementation of efficient and effective systems.

Big Health Meets Big Labor: The Effect of the ACA on Labor Markets

Although primarily concerning health policy, the ACA's aftershocks could ripple through the labor market. Recent research suggests increased public health insurance may decrease employment.

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.

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.

An Irrational Decision? Preventative Care Use Declines During High Unemployment

A new study suggests that preventative care has lower demand during high unemployment because it has an immediate cost but a delayed benefit.

An Extra Helping Hand: Changing Behavior to Fight Adult Obesity

Suparna Ferreri’s Bienestar steps into the escalating obesity crisis with a mission of helping Mexico’s adults manage a healthy and sustainable weight.

Fighting Tuberculosis with Innovation and Collaboration

Operation ASHA co-founder and CEO Sandeep Ahuja discusses how his organization is bringing new ideas to the fight against one of the world's oldest diseases.

General’s Hospital

Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak discusses innovations in health care, from electronic records to New York's soda ban