Category: Reports


RWJF Releases Annual National Health Security Preparedness Index Scores

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, recently released its annual National Health Security Preparedness Index which identifies strengths and weaknesses in the protections needed to keep individuals safe and healthy in the event of a large-scale public health emergency. The Index combines a series of measures from various…

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TFAH Publishes Issue Brief on Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Crises

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) published an updated issue brief detailing how public health and education sectors can work together to address the nationwide alcohol, drug, and suicide crises. The brief builds upon the existing Pain in the Nation report released last year which projected deaths from drugs, alcohols, and suicides could…

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Prevention Institute Publishes Brief on Health Inequities

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Prevention Institute released a brief titled, “Countering the Production of Health Inequities through Systems and Sectors.” The brief examines a series of determinants of health, their connections to health and safety, and inequities in health and wellbeing outcomes. To better understand the origination of health…

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Childhood Poisoning Report Shows Increases in Exposures of Addictive Substances to Children

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) recently published a report on childhood poisoning and prevention efforts. The report finds that in 2016 alone, over 30,500 reports were made to poison control centers regarding the exposure of addictive substances to young children. Exposure rates of nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and opioids among children have…

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CalHPS Reentry Health Policy Project Releases Report, Recommendations, and Policy Briefs

California Health Policy Strategies (CalHPS) recently released a report and other materials on the health and behavioral health needs of prison and jail inmates returning from custody to their communities. With support from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and L.A. Care, CalHPS has been engaged in research and recommendation development to improve the effectiveness…

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National Safety Council Releases White Paper on U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. National Safety Council this week released a report on the nationwide opioid epidemic titled, “Prescription Nation 2018.” The report highlights the rapidly rising opioid overdose epidemic, economic impacts of the overdoses, and recommended actions to address the crisis and save lives. State-by-state progress in responding to the epidemic and strengthening laws and regulations…

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CDC Vital Signs Highlights Antibiotic Resistance

This month’s edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs report explores antibiotic resistance (AR) and public health strategies to address the ongoing threat of dangerous bacteria. Nationwide tests in 2017 identified 221 instances of unusual resistance genes in “nightmare bacteria” that render such infections virtually untreatable. The CDC has…

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TFAH Publishes Report on Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System

With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released a report titled, “Creating an Age-Friendly Public Health System: Challenges, Opportunities, and Next Steps.” The report examines the role of public health in contributing to an age-friendly society and improving the health and well-being of older Americans. A public health…

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NASEM Publishes Workshop Proceedings on Tax Policy to Advance Population Health

This week, the National Academies on Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released proceedings that chronicle the national workshop Exploring Tax Policy to Advance Population Health, Health Equity, and Economic Prosperity that was held in December 2017 in Oakland. The proceeding summarizes presentations and discussions during the one-day workshop related to the use of taxation and…

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UC Berkeley Report Examines Health Care Market Concentration, Finds Disparate Costs between Northern and Southern California

On Monday, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Nicholas C. Petris Center for Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare released a report entitled, Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016: Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums. The report examines the rapid and significant consolidation of hospital, physician, and health care insurance markets throughout California…

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