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Just Don’t Call It Edutainment

How the best entertainment can educate: a World Bank study in Nigeria on sexual health behavior change shows that MTV Shuga is making a mark.

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Pawsitive Health Post

The PHP team celebrates the beginning of summer with our favorite animal videos!

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Click It or Ticket

Motor vehicle crash fatalities increased 7.2% in 2015, the largest percentage increase since 1966. This recent uptick is cause for concern and is reason to re-examine seat-belt policies.

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Active Transportation Presents New Opportunities

As the culture of activities of our children changes, alternative methods can encourage more physical activity.

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Women and the War on Drugs

Heavy-handed mandatory minimum policies for drug offenses disproportionately target women of low socioeconomic status who are minimally involved with these crimes as the wives, acquaintances, and girlfriends of men using or selling drugs.

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The Doctor May Not Be In

Although increasing the number of people with insurance is a focus in the healthcare debate, increasing the number of doctors is also an issue. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the demand for physicians in the U.S. could outpace supply by 2030.

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No Place to Live

Courts across the United States have begun to question the constitutionality of residency restriction laws for sex offenders.

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Legislate Sodas Out of Combo Meals

Decoupling sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) from kid-sized combo meals is a small change on both the policy and industry side that can have a meaningful effect on childhood obesity.

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Profile

Commissioner William Evans and Conan Harris

PHP Fellow Qing Wai Wong spoke with Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Conan Harris, director of My Brother’s Keeper, about Boston’s efforts to support youth in the city and the changing role of the police force.

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The Cycle of Food Insecurity

Despite policy measures to support families with young children, about one in five households with children under 6 worry that food will run out, cannot afford a balanced meal, or are forced to cut or skip meals.

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News

On to the Senate

What happens now that health reform shifts to the Senate? David Jones reflects on 8 key questions. Spoiler alert: It will be tighter than many liberals hope.

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Diversion, not Detention

Programs like MHAP4Kids advocate for services on behalf of youth with unmet mental health needs, diverting them away from the criminal justice system, and giving them the foundation to flourish in society.

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