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Charles Lewis

Oluwatobi Alliyu profiles Dr. Charles Lewis, Founder and President of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy.

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Hectic Vectors

The incidence of insect-borne diseases, like Eastern Equine Encephalitis, continues to rise across the US. Blame it on climate change.

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Killer Cosmetics

When the US poison control center receives a new report, oftentimes the person harmed is a child under two years old, and cosmetics are to blame.

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Suicide, Alcohol, and Drug Deaths

Paying attention to experiences of states allows for more tailored and effective interventions addressing deaths from suicide, alcohol, and drug overdose.

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Housing for Whose America?

The Trump administration’s proposed 2020 Budget for a Better America ultimately raises this question: a better budget for whose America?

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Rising Deductibles

A recent analysis of out-of-pocket spending by the Kaiser Foundation found that between 2006 and 2017, deductibles increased as co-pays shrank.

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Missing out on Mental Health

In the US, 1 in 5 adults experiences mental illness, but residents of northeastern states are more likely to be treated for mental illness.

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Race, Place, and Health

While the practice of redlining is now illegal, the consequences of the resultant segregation are still felt today. 

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Poverty and Pb in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s communities with higher poverty rates correspond with higher levels of lead exposure, which can have detrimental health effects for children.

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Smoke or Breathe?

Exposure to air pollution is less noticeable than exposure to smoking, but an increasing number of people are subject to air pollution’s harmful effects.

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