Social Determinants of Health

California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

We trace the origins, early results and challenges of California’s ambitious new Medicaid initiative to pay for some non-medical services like connecting people to housing.

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A New Way to Think About Hospital Access

Yaa Akosa Antwi shares new research on the capacity of hospitals to meet the needs of the surrounding community.

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What We Breathe Matters

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett shares new research that summarizes evidence exploring how air pollution harms human health.

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Presenting Color Code: Dismantling Medical Racism Starts in the Classroom

From STAT’s “Color Code” podcast, a look at the groundswell of antiracism work in medicine and medical education, and the backlash these efforts have faced.

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Too Healthy for the Hospital, Too Sick for the Streets

Medical respite — a decades-old way of caring for homeless people — is on the rise.

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When Racial and Rural Disparities Collide

Katie Keith shares a new study looking at the distance to hospitals for zip codes with high percentages of people of color.

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How Immigration Enforcement Can Affect Newborns’ Health

Sebastian Tello-Trillo shares research on the impact of immigration enforcement fears on babies born to undocumented parents.

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