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Getting Help for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research by Elizabeth Stuart and colleagues showed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was associated with increased use of mental health and functional services among children with ASD, without increasing the out-of-pocket costs borne by families.

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Alfredo Morabia

Public Health Post spoke with Alfredo Morabia at the Boston University School of Public Health, where Dr. Morabia was participating in the Dean’s Symposium: “Reducing Health Inequities: Advancing Meaningful Change.”

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Podcast: The Nurse Who Challenged Quarantine in Maine

A discussion on Maine v. Hickox, Ebola quarantine, and what it means to be a public health advocate.

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A Crumbling Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives U.S. infrastructure a D+ rating. Investment in infrastructure could generate significant bi-partisan support in Congress and across the country.

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The Politics of HIV Self-Management

The real consequences of politics: people living with HIV are uneasy about what their daily life might look like in the politics and policies of the future.

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Danielle Martin

PHP fellow Gilbert Benavidez and Dr. Michael Stein spoke with Dr. Danielle Martin about the Canadian healthcare system and lessons that can be utilized in the current U.S. healthcare debate.

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School-Based Health

Many vulnerable students are not able to access health care due to transportation or financial barriers. School-based health centers, while not yet widely implemented, have positive influences on both health and education outcomes.

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Return on Investment

Spending on education, fire protection, and libraries produce huge health returns compared to increased hospital and healthcare spending.

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Implementing Implants

The 3- to 5-year lifespan of contraceptives implanted in 2012 is nearly over, and health clinics that provide insertions are less well-equipped to provide removals.

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Tanning Beds, Sun Exposure and Cancer

Despite the risks of UV exposure, research shows that fewer people are wearing sunscreen and the use of tanning beds has not declined.

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Divided Ideology

Despite the stark divide on ideology, the majority of people surveyed believe government should play a prominent role in health.

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HIV in the US Deep South

Susan Reif and colleagues on the need to address the structural, financial, and cultural factors that contribute to the disproportionate Southern HIV epidemic.

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7 Dresses 4 Health

What is the role of the artist activist in public health? Marian Brown describes her performance piece adDRESSing health: 7 dresses, 7 days a week, 52 weeks, 365 days a year.

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