Eighty percent of large employers have worksite wellness programs to address obesity and physical inactivity. How well do these activities align with the needs of the low income workers in these firms?
Recent pieces address the effects of detention on young migrant children; why so many women die in a “pro-life” world; the appropriate costs of defending white supremacy; and Supreme Court decisions.
Recent pieces address the death toll from Hurricane Maria, how “religious freedom” restricts civil rights, Ebola vaccination efforts, and more.
Recent pieces address how a pharmaceutical company pushed risky pain drugs, FEMA’s failures in Puerto Rico, what cuts to food stamps mean for rural communities, and more.
Recent pieces address the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Pruitt’s attempt to restrict EPA’s use of science, police shootings of unarmed black men, and more.
This year’s County Health Rankings elevate the intrinsic connections between health and opportunity, underscoring the considerable inequities that put certain communities at greater risk of poor health and disease.
About two weeks ago, federal health officials released a new funding announcement for the nation’s Title X family planning program, which serves millions of women each year. In the entire 60-page document, you won’t find the words “contraception” or “contraceptive” mentioned even once.
New data finds one American is dying from alcohol, drugs and suicide every four minutes — that’s the highest number recorded so far.
Guns are the third leading cause of injury-related death in the country. Every year, more than 12,000 gun homicides happen in the U.S., and for every person killed with a gun, two more are injured. Whether Congress will do anything about this violence is a whole other (depressing) article. But there is evidence that change is possible.
One of the more heartbreaking ripple effects of America’s opioid addiction epidemic is a massive increase in newborns experiencing drug withdrawal. Public health officials have tracked a 400 percent increase in such cases — technically known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — with one impacted baby born every 25 minutes as of 2012.