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Neglecting Children’s Health

Between 2004 and 2016, foster care placements for abuse or neglect increased from 4.8% of all placements to 5.4%.

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Policing Pot

Just two years after Senate Bill 350 was introduced, the state of Pennsylvania itself enacted law SB 3, legalizing medicinal marijuana use.

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Our Medical Spending

Medicare spends $13,072 on people without any known mental health disorders, but $19,676 for those with severe mental illness.

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Too Little, Too Late

Laws restricting abortion access don’t reduce abortions or the need for them, they unfairly limit who has access to them.

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Counting Contraception

Creating systems that encourage providers to offer IUDs and implants is a critical step to contraception access.

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Child Care and Covid-19

Permanent loss of access to child care limits essential worker readiness and impacts how quickly nonessential workers return to business.

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Treatment Trends

The increases in injection meth use observed represents a dangerous public health challenge that is hidden within the wider opioid epidemic.

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The Weight of Freight

Diesel engines are harmful because they release particulate matter and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere as they combust.

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In Sickness and in Health

Much of the high uninsurance rate among LGBQ people is due to their increased risk of living in poverty, but some is due to legal insurance discrimination.

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Race and Algorithms

Health algorithms measure risk with data established in conditions of inequity, and as a result, they reproduce racial disparities.

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