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Women and the War on Drugs

Heavy-handed mandatory minimum policies for drug offenses disproportionately target women of low socioeconomic status who are minimally involved with these crimes as the wives, acquaintances, and girlfriends of men using or selling drugs.

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No Place to Live

Courts across the United States have begun to question the constitutionality of residency restriction laws for sex offenders.

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Legislate Sodas Out of Combo Meals

Decoupling sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) from kid-sized combo meals is a small change on both the policy and industry side that can have a meaningful effect on childhood obesity.

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The Cycle of Food Insecurity

Despite policy measures to support families with young children, about one in five households with children under 6 worry that food will run out, cannot afford a balanced meal, or are forced to cut or skip meals.

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Diversion, Not Detention

Programs like MHAP4Kids advocate for services on behalf of youth with unmet mental health needs, diverting them away from the criminal justice system, and giving them the foundation to flourish in society.

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Minimum Wage as Birth Control

Preventing teen pregnancy requires big picture thinking: policies that address the underlying social and economic problems – the minimum wage being just one of many – are more likely to achieve this goal than policies that focus on narrow targets such as sex education.

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Getting Help for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research by Elizabeth Stuart and colleagues showed the MHPAEA was associated with increased use of mental health and functional services among children with ASD, without increasing out-of-pocket costs borne by families.

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The Politics of HIV Self-Management

The real consequences of politics: people living with HIV are uneasy about what their daily life might look like in the politics and policies of the future.

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