What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Environmental Racism And Justice

Water sources should be defended vigorously against unjust local and global threats as a matter of environmental health policy. With regard to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, time is of the essence.

April 17, 2017

Why President Trump Should Use Foreign Aid For Health To Make America Great

While health aid consumes a mere 0.25 percent of the federal budget, it is a great investment with tremendous returns for the American people.

April 17, 2017

Discrimination Against Patients With Substance Use Disorders Remains Prevalent And Harmful: The Case For 42 CFR Part 2

42 CFR Part 2 provides bedrock protections for people with substance use disorders. As our country faces an unprecedented epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose, we must ensure that fear of discrimination does not deter people from seeking treatment.

April 13, 2017

Medicaid Responds To The Opioid Epidemic: Regulating Prescribing And Finding Ways To Expand Treatment Access

Nearly 12 percent of adults covered by Medicaid have a substance use disorder. It is important to recognize that Medicaid programs remain on the front lines -- and to consider how to most effectively support individual state responses.

April 11, 2017

Our Climate Change And Health “Moment”: How Philanthropy Can Help

Health foundations, by and large, have not seen climate change as an area worthy of major investment. Matt James says that view may be changing: health philanthropists are starting to realize that climate change has the ability to overwhelm the progress made in improving human health and...

March 30, 2017

Help Wanted: Cost-Effectiveness Research For Health And Wellness

Studies that focus on non-clinically directed health promoting interventions are in short supply in spite of the fact that a robust literature has documented that health care’s impact on population health is dwarfed by social and environmental factors.

March 30, 2017

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.

March 28, 2017

To Battle The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Deploy The ‘Cascade of Care’ Model

Revisiting how the public health community established the systems needed to US AIDS mortality rate in half can serve as a useful guide for states and policymakers to set up the most effective response to the current crisis.

March 13, 2017

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

It is well known that repealing the ACA could leave nearly 20 million Americans uninsured. An associated cost that has been less discussed, but no less relevant, is what repeal could mean for the nation’s already-fragile governmental public health system.

March 7, 2017

Reproductive Health Under Assault

The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration’s early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.

March 3, 2017