Blog: Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health Comments on Lawsuit to Block Trump Gag Rule

We at the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health remain gravely concerned about the public health consequences the Trump administration’s “Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements” rule, the final version of which was published today in the Federal Register.

GAO Finds that Some State Medicaid Programs Are Not Meeting Federal Health Coverage Requirements

State-reported information on Medicaid coverage of abortions Report identifies seven key factors that could pose challenges to women accessing abortions.

Guidelines to Aid Providers in Inquiring about and Responding to Women’s Trauma

Physician listening to a female patient

In response to the growing recognition of the role of trauma in physical and behavioral health conditions and the need or guidance on how to offer trauma-informed care, a group of trauma experts from multiple disciplines published a commentary in Women’s Health Issues. Edward L.

Report Describes Threats to the Use of Science in Government Decisions Regarding Public Health

A new report from a wide-ranging group of organizations that promote science-based policy making describes threats to the use of science in government decisions regarding public health and recommends steps Congress can take in response.

Expert Commentary on Medicaid Work Requirements and the Kentucky Decision

In blogs in Health Affairs and the Commonwealth Fund and an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, as well as quoted comments in other news media, legal scholar and public health expert Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health offered insights into the intent behind and impacts of the Trump administration’s approval of plans by Kentucky and other states requiring low-inco