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Education as a Social Determinant of Health

Education is one of the most powerful drivers of wellness. Although the number of years of education attained for both males and females has increased globally since 1970, we still note a disparity between males and females.

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The Poor are Getting A Lot Poorer

Deep poverty is often defined as income below 50% of the Federal Poverty Line – that’s less than $5,940 for an individual. The percentage of the American poor living in deep poverty has increased significantly in the last four decades.

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Why Do Homeless Kids Miss School?

Getting to school is a challenge for lots of American kids, but homeless children face particularly steep barriers. United States Department of Education data illustrate the public health nature of many of the reasons homeless kids miss school.

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The Public Health Spending Mismatch

We are spending more on medical, curative care, but far less than other nations on building the conditions that make people healthy.

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Strength in Numbers

Compelling support for bike-friendly policies: if there are more cyclists on the road, drivers will be more likely to be aware of – and avoid – them.

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The Genderbread Person 3.0

The Genderbread Person deconstructs gender and sexuality to clarify the differences and interrelationships of five dimensions of human identity and behavior.

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The Vanishing Marginals

Democrats may win the presidency and the Senate but have almost no chance of winning the House. Only 18 of 435 House seats are considered toss-ups. Why?

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Health Inequalities in Boston by T-Stops

Boston is a relatively healthy city, with a high density of physicians and world-class hospitals. But Boston also has some extraordinary differences, both in health indicators and in the drivers of those indicators within its borders.

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