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Crowdsourcing the Opioid Epidemic

In 2015, Boston established a Mobile Sharps Collection Team to respond to discarded needle pick-up requests throughout the city. Data from discarded needle locations could provide an opportunity to address the underlying epidemic. 

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Race, Discrimination, and Health: 50 Years after MLK

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, racism, discrimination, and prejudice continue to fill the national discourse, especially regarding healthcare. The social justice that Dr. King fought for remains critical to American health today.

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No MENA Category is a Mistake

The Census Bureau will not include a Middle East and North African (MENA) category in the 2020 US Census. The incorporation of a MENA category on the Census and medical and public health surveys would improve our understanding of Arab American health.

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Women in Leadership and Public Health

Women make up half of the population and yet barely hold 20% of the seats in the U.S. Congress. Here’s why women candidates are important for public health.

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Why Not Single Payer Now?

Democrats and moderates spent the last decade building support for, developing, and then defending the Affordable Care Act. A resurgent progressive interest in single payer health care would abandon it.

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Saving Lives Begins with Death Certificates

Death certificates are a trove of data that inform public health research, policymaking, and resource allocation. History shows us that saving lives begins with keeping track of and scrutinizing how we die.

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