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Malnutrition Is About More Than Food Security

The solution to malnutrition may require focus on root causes rather than on increased food production. Gardens for Health International identifies a number of complex, interrelated factors that impact a family’s food security.

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Refusal Laws Threaten LGBT Healthcare Access

State laws have been introduced that frame refusal to serve LGBT people and/or same-sex couples as Constitutionally-guaranteed “free exercise” of religion. These bills undermine efforts to improve LGBT access to culturally competent care.

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Contraception is Preventative Care

Before the ACA, 55 percent of woman between 18 and 34 reported struggling with the cost of birth control at some point. By declaring contraceptives preventive care, the ACA guaranteed patients, regardless of their economic status, the ability to shape their own lives. This guarantee is in jeopardy.

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Pawsitive Health Post

The PHP team celebrates the beginning of summer with our favorite animal videos!

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Signaling Accessibility

Lack of uniformity in state or federal laws for crosswalk signal features leaves auditory crosswalks to the discretion of individual municipalities, resulting in inconsistent signals for those who are visually impaired.

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7 Dresses 4 Health

What is the role of the artist activist in public health? Marian Brown describes her performance piece adDRESSing health: 7 dresses, 7 days a week, 52 weeks, 365 days a year.

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An Unnerving Experience

Brad Wright contemplates how different his experience with Guillain-Barré syndrome could have been without health insurance and access to health care. 

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What Does It Mean to Be a Just Institution?

Lauren A. Taylor discusses the roles and responsibilities of academic institutions during the Trump administration, when affiliations and professional and personal boundaries can become less clear.

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