Public Health

Developing West Virginia's State Innovation Model (SIM) Plan

What can be done to improve public health and the quality of health care in a poor rural state plagued by the worst epidemic of opioid use disorder in...

Evaluating Virginia’s opioid treatment centers for certification

In order to address the opioid epidemic within the state, the Commonwealth of Virginia is implementing a Medicaid 1115 Demonstration waiver to improve access to treatment for opioids and...

Training scholars to tackle health disparities

The social and environmental conditions of the places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health. These conditions also contribute to disparities in the health of...

Exploring sick leave policies with L.A. food service workers

Some food-borne disease outbreaks in the U.S. result from restaurant employees, especially food preparers, working when they are ill. They come to work sick at least in part because...

Exploring veterans' resilience during natural disasters

With millions of veterans reliant on services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the ability of the agency to effectively serve veterans during national emergencies is...

Improving the surveillance of HIV in Senegal

To better prevent and control the spread of HIV, the West African country of Senegal is working to establish a high-quality, country-wide HIV surveillance system. Like other countries in...

Botswana HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

Despite having one of the best public health systems in Africa, Botswana has had little success with reducing the prevalence of HIV. About 340,000 adults (23.4% of the population)...

Monitoring culturally sensitive health services to reduce health disparities

Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services (CLAS) improves the quality of health care and reduces health disparities. Federal guidelines for using CLAS, called the National CLAS Standards,...

Engaging organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention

Despite the progress public health campaigns have made in the fight against HIV and AIDS, efforts have been less successful for some groups, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and men...

What's the accumulated cancer risk from where you've lived?

The environment in which one lives can affect the risk of developing cancer. Risks and exposures vary by region and by neighborhood. Epidemiologists concerned with describing the totality of...

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