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PerspectiveChild Seat Inspection Stations: Why Are They Underused?
Child safety seats save lives; their use in passenger cars has been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for…
PerspectiveConducting National Surveys in the Age of COVID-19
Conducting data collection for national surveys during a crisis is not unusual. Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, civil unrest, and other emergency situations have posed challenges to…
PerspectiveContinuing the Conversation
Once the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, HIV infection is now a manageable condition. But as many as 50,000 new HIV infections occur each…
Circles of Reflection Toolkit: Improving Education for Native Students
September 26, 2023
For decades, Native students have faced significant opportunity gaps that impede their academic achievement and trajectories. To close these gaps, the Native Education Collaborative, supported…
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Ways Health Providers Can Better Intervene
September 1, 2023
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term describing the range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that can occur in an individual…
How Can We Bridge Gaps in Public Health Knowledge?
August 25, 2023
In this age of media saturation and polarization, wrong information can flourish with a detrimental impact on public health. To learn why people believe unverified…
National Health Center Week: August 6-12, 2023
July 31, 2023
As children across the country are getting ready to go back to school, the National Association of Community Health Centers is promoting National Health Center…
Infectious Respiratory Diseases: What Have We Learned From COVID-19?
July 13, 2023
With the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic at an end, questions regarding what we’ve learned from the pandemic about tracking and reducing the spread of respiratory diseases are…
Post-Pandemic Health Care Challenge: Nurse Shortage
June 27, 2023
The health care workforce—physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals—has experienced cyclical shortages in the U.S. over many decades. Short-staffed facilities increase the workload of existing…
Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health
May 25, 2023
Mental health conditions represent the most common complications that women experience during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Pre-pandemic data from the Centers for Disease Control…
Real-World Data: The Benefits, Limitations, and Future
May 12, 2023
With the right expertise and techniques applied, real-word data can answer emerging research questions.
Young Children’s Consumption of 100% Fruit Juice by Racial-Ethnic Characteristics of Their Mothers
March 28, 2023
Congress authorized the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) as a pilot program in 1972 and made WIC permanent in 1974.…
Being a Westat Field Data Collector Changed Breanne Beals’ Life
February 14, 2023
How many people can say that their job changed their life? Probably not many, but Breanne Beals, who was a field data collector at Westat…
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