Number of U.S. Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies and Births May Be Substantially Lower Than Previously Estimated
Approximately 731,000 women in the U.S. are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies each month, according to a new estimate published by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco. Although this number still indicates cause for concern, the new estimate is much lower than the estimate of 3.3 million released in 2016 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Investigating How Cases Where State Laws That Preempt Local Tobacco Laws Impact Adolescent Health
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the end of last year 32 U.S. states had laws that preempted more stringent control of tobacco at the local level. A researcher at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has received a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policy for Action program to study the impacts of those preemption laws on adolescent health and health disparities.
Study Illuminates How Equity-Oriented Primary Health Care May Affect Health
A new study published in The Milbank Quarterly is noteworthy for identifying approaches to reduce health inequities through clinical care, particularly in a primary health care context. It is among the first to demonstrate empirically that providing more equity-oriented health care (EOHC) predicts better patient health outcomes over time.