November 30, 2017 Kim Krisberg

Local efforts help California nail salons create healthier working conditions; California court ruling a win for farm workers and labor unions; Milwaukee institutes new safety measures after a city employee is shot and killed; and flight attendants chronicle sexual harassment in the skies.

November 6, 2017 Liz Borkowski 1Comment

Regular readers know the past several months have been full of bad news for public health, so I’m happy to be able to highlight something positive: Policy findings from five different communities that took very different approaches to tackling gender health disparities. Articles about their experiences were recently published in a supplement to the journal […]

August 22, 2017 Kim Krisberg 2Comment

In July, public health departments across the country got a letter from the Trump administration abruptly cutting off funding for teen pregnancy prevention efforts in the middle of the program’s grant cycle. The move means that many teens will miss out on receiving an education that could — quite literally — change the trajectory of their lives.

July 15, 2017 Kim Krisberg

In 2011, Texas legislators slashed the state’s family planning budget by 67 percent. The justification? To reduce abortions by defunding clinics associated with an abortion provider (read: Planned Parenthood). Now, it turns out Texas legislators actually accomplished the opposite: narrowing access to family planning services only led to more unplanned pregnancies and more abortions.