Research

The Importance of Just Asking

Two key understandings emerged from a recent study – the importance of simply asking a pregnant or postpartum person if they’re feeling depressed and the persistence of racial disparities.

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En-“suing” Medical Debt

Large health systems in Virginia changed their billing policies after receiving negative media attention.

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Harm at Home

A study analyzed the number of police reports for domestic violence in the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 77 distinct communities in Chicago.

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Life After Loss

The pandemic has underscored disenfranchised grief, or grief that is not “openly acknowledged, socially validated, or publicly mourned.”

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Cage-Free

Researchers identified alternatives to immigrant detention; some of these programs are problematic, others can help promote the health and wellbeing of asylum-seekers.

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Viewpoint

identificaXion

Every state should offer an “X” designation and make the process of changing one’s gender marker easy and accessible.

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I’ll Call the Uber

Does the availability of ride sharing services change how people consume alcohol?

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Profile

Peter Mirandi

Peter Mirandi has more than 30 years of local public health experience in several Massachusetts communities.

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