Childhood vaccines play a major role in minimizing the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease. While all states accommodate medical vaccine exemptions, certain states also allow for waivers on the basis of religious or philosophical objections. Certain vaccines have been particularly controversial, with public perceptions linking them to autism and developmental disorders, despite consensus to the contrary in the scientific and medical communities. This has led some states to add exemptions in recent years, while other states opted to eliminate the exemptions.
Presentation on Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health
Hospitals can play a key role in improving community health, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researcher Maureen Byrnes told attendees at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Conference recently held at American University.
Publication Reviews Literature on Accountable Communities for Health
New Report Outlines Strategy for the Trump Administration to Expand the Role of Tax-Exempt Hospitals in Community Health Improvement
Sara Rosenbaum Publishes in Milbank Quarterly on Hospital Community Benefit Spending
Professor Sara Rosenbaum is the author of "Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Leaning In on the Social Determinants of Health," published in the Milbank Quarterly (2016 Jun;94(2):251-4. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12191).