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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 Problem of Vaccine Non-Adherence in the 2010s

The vaccine policies of some developed countries, like the U.S., France and Denmark, have been failures. Allowing states to decide vaccine requirements could perpetuate inadequate vaccination the United States.

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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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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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Investing in Mental Health

International organizations are beginning to prioritize mental health as a serious public health crisis, but current efforts are falling short.

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Block Grants Fail To Respond to Need

Block grants give states control over funding allocation, but are problematic because they limit the ability of states to respond to changing population needs.

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The Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Research by the Agency for Health Research and Quality links Medicare payment incentives and DHHS Partnership for Patients initiative to a 21% reduction in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).

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