Category: Reports


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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New Report Details Labor and Economic Impacts of Opioid Crisis

This week, the American Action Forum released a report examining the labor market and economic impacts on the nationwide opioid epidemic. The report measures the direct cost on the economy and estimates the number of workers absent from the labor force due to opioids, hours lost at work, and the subsequent decline in real economic…

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National Physical Activity Plan Releases Report on Walkable Communities

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) recently released the report Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector Recommendations. The report includes recommendations to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact to improve walkability and increase walking throughout the country. A number of cross-sector strategies and tactics are…

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Brookings Institution Publishes Housing and Health Report

Recently, the Brookings Institution released the report Housing as a Hub for Health, Community Services, and Upward Mobility, which explores ways in which housing can impact the overall health, lives, and success of individuals and details how the effect varies for differing segments of the U.S. population. The report determines that, in many instances, a…

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Assembly Select Committee Releases Final Report on Universal Coverage and Health Care Financing

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage this week released its final report after holding a series of hearings on the topic between October 2017 and February 2018. Recall last year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved SB 562 (Lara) which would have created a universal health care system in California…

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RWJF, University of Wisconsin Release 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2018 County Health Rankings which help counties understand what influences the health of residents and their life expectancy. The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the current overall health of each county in all 50…

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Report Details Lessons Learned from Cannabis Legalization

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization based in Virginia, and dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, released a study this week entitled “Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.”  The study found that legalized states are leading the nation in past-year use of cannabis in every…

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