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Stand By Me

LGBTQ+ individuals are more likely to intervene when they witness violence between partners than non-LGBTQ+ individuals. 

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Weighing In on Maternal Health

Black mothers are giving birth to very low-weight children (under 5.8 lbs) nearly twice as often as White mothers, with the gap in low birthweight increasing as maternal age increases.

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Piercing Overdose Disparities

Overdose deaths among Black individuals have increased across the U.S., surpassing White deaths in 2020 for the first time in decades.

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The Educational Toll of Family Loss

Children who experienced the death of a close family member before the age of 23 had significantly lower chances of earning a college degree than those who did not experience such loss.

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Disjointed Arrest Disparities

Following the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis, cities experienced a sharp decrease in the number of possession-related arrests. However, arrests for public consumption went up, with Black individuals experiencing higher rates of arrest compared to White individuals.

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Unjust Deserts

One in three United States counties qualifies as a maternity care desert, defined by a complete absence of obstetric providers and care at hospitals or birthing centers.

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Health Insurance Trends Among LGBTQ+ Adults

Prior to the expansion of the Affordable Care Act and the legalization of same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ adults were largely unable to qualify for health care coverage. Now, coverage rates have increased across the board.

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