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Inside Massachusetts’ Civil Commitment Process

Massachusetts provides a well-intentioned but imperfect example of how civil commitment policy can be implemented for those with substance use disorders.

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Health Care’s Triple Failure

With high health care costs, it is valuable to pursue a balance of efforts to fix health care and to address non-medical influences on health and wellbeing.

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The 2020 Census Debate

PHP Fellow Julia Garcia examines support and opposition for the Supreme Court decision on inclusion of the citizenship question in the 2020 census.

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Spring Break Vacation

We’re on vacation! Public Health Post is taking a #springbreak publishing break. Thank you for reading PHP and for joining us in conversation on social media. We’ll be back online on Monday, March 18. See you then!

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Methadone Matters

With opioid addiction on the rise, how prepared are we to care for those in need of treatment? Researchers study problems with access to methadone clinics.

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Trump Policies Hinder HIV Fight

Trump’s 2019 State of the Union promise to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the US within 10 years is undermined by policies his administration has promoted.

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Are Public Health Schools Politically Diverse?

People across the political spectrum have a stake in health outcomes. It is our responsibility to consider the values of the people we are trying to serve when implementing evidence-based approaches.

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Aging Knows No Borders

Although they contribute $11 billion in taxes every year, undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal or state retirement benefits. Older immigrants should be a priority for pro-immigration advocates and policy efforts.

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2018 Year in Review

Executive Editor Michael Stein looks back at the best of 2018 and forward to 2019 with the announcement of our new fellows.

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