Equity and Social Determinants

How Medicaid Mental Health Coverage Could Keep People Out of Jail

Kosali Simon shares research on the relationship between Medicaid, mental health care and incarceration.

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A Lot of Kids Lost Parents and Caregivers to COVID-19

Samantha Artiga shares new research estimating the staggering number of kids who have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.

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The Big Impact of Little Barriers to Public Benefits

Paul Shafer on research showing how big a difference it makes when states make it easier or harder to access benefits.

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The Link Between Depression and Infant Health

Neel Shah writes about a new meta-analysis of studies connecting depression in pregnant people to adverse birth outcomes.

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Sacrifices and Small Wins: The Fight Against Rising Gun Violence

As gun violence continues to soar in U.S. cities, one violence prevention specialist tries to stem the tide of homicides in his hometown.

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One Woman’s Year Surviving the Pandemic with a Disability

A young woman living with cerebral palsy shares the struggles, fears and silver linings she’s experienced during the pandemic.

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The Role of Hospitals in COVID-19 Disparities

Adam Gaffney looks at new research linking hospitals to racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality.

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Charting the Uneven Progress in Medical School Diversity

Samantha Artiga discusses research showing how several racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented in U.S. medical schools.

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How Can Health Policy Researchers Measure Structural Racism?

Katy Backes Kozhimannil explores a review of how the impacts of structural racism have been studied in reproductive health.

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What NASCAR Can Teach Us About Pollution and Social Determinants of Health

Kosali Simon breaks down research that uses NASCAR’s switch to unleaded gas to explore the impact of pollution on kids’ cognitive development.

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