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.

Video: Including Sexual Assault and Violence Within the Context of Public Health

Susan Wood, Fatima Goss Graves, Mary Ellsberg and Emilie Coen In a speech at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, Fatima Goss Graves talked about the public health implications of the #Me Too movement.

The Need for Evaluations of Medicaid 1115 Demonstrations that Restrict Eligibility

An Issue Brief published by the Commonwealth Fund suggests that information needed by policymakers may not be collected.

The Case for a Public Health Infrastructure Fund

By investing an additional $13 per person per year, the U.S. could create a public health infrastructure that comprehensively protects our nation’s health, experts say.

Suggestions for How to Improve Oversight of Vaccine Medical Exemptions

A Viewpoint published today in JAMA Pediatrics discusses concerns about exploitable loopholes in state vaccination exemption policies. In it, Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Nursing describes a recent high profile case in California. He and his coauthor, Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH of the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health outline more prevention-focused options for structuring and regulating medical and nonmedical vaccination exemption requests.