Policy makers in favor of legalization should seize the opportunity to design a new market that permits recreational sale of marijuana only in edible or vaporized form, to minimize the disease burden associated with tobacco.
September 8, 2017
Medicaid could provide a common entry point that links individuals and families not just to health care services, but also to social services that affect their health.
September 7, 2017
Smoking rates remain high among the most vulnerable populations, such as people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders, necessitating policies and strategies targeted specifically at them, as well as support for tobacco control at the federal, state, and local levels.
August 23, 2017
While public policy may have played a role in our current prescription abuse crisis, there is little evidence to support the idea that Medicaid caused or worsened the epidemic.
August 23, 2017
Public health is the natural and historic bridge between the health care system and the community. But the sad truth is, like other parts of our nation’s infrastructure, it has been chronically underfunded.
August 22, 2017
The Opioid Commission’s interim report emphasizes increasing access to evidence-based care for each of the 2.4 million Americans estimated to be affected with opioid use disorder.
August 21, 2017
While first appearing to be just another skirmish in the culture wars, ending the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention program fits within the Administration’s larger efforts to devalue science, data, and evidence.
August 18, 2017
A CDC report found that the number of high school students who reported having artificially tanned has decreased by more than half since the enactment of the ACA, from 15.6 percent in 2009 to 7.3 percent in 2015.
August 15, 2017
President Trump’s budget, perhaps the best indication we have of his administration’s priorities, unfortunately appears to show little interest in addressing the social determinants.
August 11, 2017
Contaminated Childhood: The Chronic Lead Poisoning of Low-Income Children and Communities of Color in the United States
The end of the lead poisoning epidemic requires addressing its underlying causes, such as housing quality, poverty, racial inequity, and environmental injustice.
August 8, 2017