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Malnutrition in Older Adults

Malnutrition is a clear threat to our nation’s older adults. However, elder malnutrition is not currently being widely addressed by the American healthcare system.

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Will and Representation

The ability to vote is a political determinant of health. However, voter suppression and disenfranchisement have long been utilized to consolidate power, discourage grassroots movements, maintain the class structure, and as a tool of oppression.

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Managing Community Health Worker Contracts

Organizations planning to develop a community health worker (CHW) workforce should prioritize contract design, or health care administrators may unwittingly undermine CHW effectiveness.

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Fighting Pollution with Open Data

Air pollution is responsible for one out of every eight deaths on the planet. OpenAQ uses the power of open data as a convening force to connect a global community on air pollution research. Read three ways the public health community can help. 

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SIFs: The Wrong Message About Drug Use

PHP Fellow Qing Wai Wong spoke with Cory Salzillo, Legislative Director of the California State Sheriffs’ Association, about AB 186, which proposes allowing for the creation of supervised injection facilities in California.

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We Can Do Better

In the debate on the value of SIFs in the United States, questioning their value must be part of the discussion. Are SIFs enabling drug users, or simply giving up hope on them?

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Busting Myths about Supervised Injection Facilities

Despite evidence attesting to their efficacy, policymakers and legislators face ideological resistance to the creation of supervised injection facilities. Faiz Kidwai unpacks some common myths about these facilities.

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Supervised Injection Facilities: The Time is Now

Senator William Brownsberger, sponsor of a bill to create a framework for the legal operation of supervised injection facilities (SIFs) in Massachusetts, writes the first article in our week-long debate on SIFs.

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