March 9, 2015 Liz Borkowski, MPH 0Comment

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

Two related pieces at Rita Beamish, “Older Americans Act limps along at 50” and Ryan White, “Intensive program keeps elderly at home out of nursing home

Gillian B. White in The Atlantic: Unplanned Births: Another Outcome of Economic Inequality?

Mike Paarlberg in the Washington City Paper: Workers’ Fights (“Unpaid wages, uncompensated injuries, and unjust firings: A look at the margins of the DC labor market”)

Nikole Hannah-Jones in Politico Magzine: A Letter from Black America: Yes, we fear the police. Here’s why.

Erika Check Hayden in Nature: Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy

And Celeste already blogged about this one, but the excellent and terrifying ProPublica-NPR series Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections is a wake-up call to anyone who assumes the workers’ comp system will support you if you’re injured on the job. Simultaneously with this series’ publicaiton and airing, OSHA released the report Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job, and Lydia DePillis covered it for Wonkblog.

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