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Emergency Unpreparedness

The United States tends to fund and focus on emergencies after they happen and once they have already become disastrous. State and local emergency preparedness funds and hospital preparedness funds have dwindled by one-third and one-half, respectively, since 2004.

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Calculating the Cost of Firearm Injuries

Partisan disagreements on the interpretation of the Second Amendment often hinder policy action aimed at improving public safety in this area. One aspect of firearm violence that is independent of this debate is the high healthcare cost surrounding these injuries.

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Parks and Privilege

The city of Los Angeles is a prime example of disparities in access to healthier, greener urban development. Initiatives such as the Land Trust’s project, known as “Transforming Inner-City Lost Lots” (TILL), empower low-income communities to take the “greening” of their neighborhoods into their own hands.

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Urban Blight

A recent Urban Institute report shows that urban blight, defined as substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and vacant lots, is major stressor. Repairing neighborhoods can improve individual and community health and well-being, and even reduce gun violence.

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ACO Performance and Quality

With ACOs now affecting care in nearly every county of the country they are becoming ubiquitous, and with that ubiquity comes great potential to lead the healthcare industry in the transition to value-based care.

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Arguments, Evidence, and Abortion Policy

The claim that induced abortion harms women’s health is a line of reasoning that has emerged as state legislators increasingly seek to enact laws to regulate the provision of abortion. The problem is that it is not grounded in fact.

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Telemental Health

Those with mental health challenges living in rural areas have long been at a significant disadvantage when it comes to receiving care due to lack of professional caregivers. Advances in technology such as live video teleconferencing have the potential to change this.

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In Search of Sex-Ed

Sexual education remains a topic shrouded in controversy in Lebanon’s patriarchal, male-dominated culture. In response to the alarming lack of sexual and reproductive health knowledge in the Lebanese community, a number of individuals and organizations have been diligently working to provide the public with reliable, comprehensive SRH information.

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Uncertainty Disrupts More than State Marketplaces

The uncertainty hanging over federal health policy at the national level has been well-covered, but the implications of this uncertainty in federal policy at the state level has gone largely unnoticed.

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Preventing Latin American Homicides

Eight of the world’s 10 most violent nations, as defined by the number of intentional homicides per 100,000 people, are in Latin America and the Caribbean. A 2016 World Bank report by Laura Chioda examines why these numbers are so high.

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