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On Vacation

We’re on vacation! Public Health Post is taking a #summertime publishing break. Thank you for reading PHP and for joining us in conversation on social media. We’ll be back online on Monday, August 7. See you then!

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Fighting Pollution with Open Data

Air pollution is responsible for one out of every eight deaths on the planet. OpenAQ uses the power of open data as a convening force to connect a global community on air pollution research. Read three ways the public health community can help. 

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SIFs: The Wrong Message About Drug Use

PHP Fellow Qing Wai Wong spoke with Cory Salzillo, Legislative Director of the California State Sheriffs’ Association, about AB 186, which proposes allowing for the creation of safe injection facilities in California.

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We Can Do Better

In the debate on the value of SIFs in the United States, questioning their value must be part of the discussion. Are SIFs enabling drug users, or simply giving up hope on them?

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Busting Myths about Supervised Injection Facilities

Despite evidence attesting to their efficacy, policymakers and legislators face ideological resistance to the creation of supervised injection facilities. Faiz Kidwai unpacks some common myths about these facilities.

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Supervised Injection Facilities: The Time is Now

Senator William Brownsberger, sponsor of a bill to create a framework for the legal operation of supervised injection facilities (SIFs) in Massachusetts, writes the first article in our week-long debate on SIFs.

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Malnutrition Is About More Than Food Security

The solution to malnutrition may require focus on root causes rather than on increased food production. Gardens for Health International identifies a number of complex, interrelated factors that impact a family’s food security.

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