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Do Test Scores Really Matter?

Test scores for students have increased in the past two decades in Massachusetts, yet the disparity between racial and socioeconomic groups still persists.

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Homes for Homeless Don’t Guarantee Food

Implementing a meal delivery program for food-insecure permanent supportive housing residents can prevent health problems associated with food insecurity.

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Pushing Policy for Polishes: On Toluene

Changes in nail product formulation and better ventilation in nail salons can reduce solvents like toluene, improving the health of nail technicians.

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Communicating Sexual Health for Somali Youth

It is necessary to recognize the cultural and religious influences in Somali youths’ lives to offer creative ways to communicate sexual health information.

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Practice What We Preach

A 2019 study shows that public health schools’ maternity leave policies are too often not in keeping with their proclaimed values.

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Warning: Sweet Drinks Ahead

In the midst of a nationwide obesity epidemic, taxing and labeling policies on sugary drinks can work together to help consumers make healthier choices.

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Meaningful Relationships and Aging Well

With people living longer, practitioners must re-examine how health systems meet the needs of older Americans and better prepare them for quality living.

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Bleak Futures for Oglala Sioux Youth

Young people in Pine Ridge and other reservations around the US deserve the same opportunities as their peers to live longer and healthier lives.  

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Measuring HIV Post-Release

There is an urgent need for comprehensive reform to increase HIV testing, prevention, care, and treatment services in prisons and jails.

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Who’s in US Jails?

In the United States, a person can be held in jail awaiting trial for days, weeks, months, or years because they cannot afford to pay bail bond. 

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Picking Up the Pencil in Postpartum

Having a baby can be a stressful time on mothers, but evidence suggests that expressive writing can help women whose wellbeing is at risk following birth.

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Health Care’s Triple Failure

With high health care costs, it is valuable to pursue a balance of efforts to fix health care and to address non-medical influences on health and wellbeing.

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