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Food for Thought

Fast food isn’t the only type of restaurant deserving of the “unhealthy” label. Fast-casual and full-service restaurants also struggle to meet nutritional standards.

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Integration Walls

Researchers examined state and local laws throughout the U.S. and determined where these laws are more or less supportive of immigrants.

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Having a Beef with Cattle

Livestock pollution bears down disproportionately on communities of color and lower socioeconomic status—but is not inevitable.

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Water as Life

Native Americans have higher rates of water insecurity than the rest of the country, which contributes to poor mental and spiritual health. Individuals and communities lack financial resources and the capacity to respond.

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Electronic Contact Tracing

Researchers found the level of support for contact tracing apps was far below public checks for fevers or traditional contact tracing by phone.

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Advantage in the Aftermath

In the wake of natural disasters, high levels of displacement and the need for redevelopment opens the door for a widespread shift in neighborhood economic status.

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Move Along, Now

Increased anti-homeless laws and complaint-based policing practices make it more difficult for homeless individuals to be rehoused.

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Pharmacy Deserts

Twenty-four percent of all LA County census tracts are pharmacy deserts. But they are not created equal.

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The Meaning of Greenery

Studies show access to green space improves mental health and reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. But does all green space yield the same health benefits?

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In Plain Site

Safe consumption sites can decrease overdose mortality and drug use—yet, in the US, politics and assumptions hinder legislation allowing such sites.

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