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2020 PHP Fellowship

Apply for the PHP Fellowship to research and write powerful stories on population health and social justice with a diverse team of writers and editors.

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Death with Dignity

Massachusetts House bill H.1926 could allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who wish to die.

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A Box, Naloxone, A New Life

The NaloxBox gives the public easy access to a first-aid kit with naloxone, CPR masks, and educational materials for those responding to an opioid overdose.

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New Crew 2019

Spring is coming and so are the first articles from our newest group of PHP writing Fellows who join PHP at a time when our readership is growing sharply.

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History and Health Consequences of Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement fell out of favor in the 1890s but expanded greatly after the 1960s. Some prisoners are more at risk of isolation than others, and the detrimental impact of solitary on mental health is well-documented.

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Mining and Mobile Units

Coal miners’ “black lung” is at its highest rate in over two decades. Mobile units, created under a program of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, provide miners with chest x-rays and breathing tests to monitor their health.

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Reimagining Pediatric Care

The Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family is building a vision for child health equity, based on the premise that all children should be healthy and achieve their full potential.

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Medicaid for Idaho?

A group of activists has collected signatures to put Medicaid expansion on the Idaho ballot this November. Idaho is a deeply red state, but they hope expansion will pass on a popular vote.

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