GW Professor Shares Insights on Factors that Make Cities Healthy

Y. Tony Yang Y. Tony Yang was an advisor for rankings that peg Washington, DC in the #5 spot.

Investigating How Cases Where State Laws That Preempt Local Tobacco Laws Impact Adolescent Health

Teen boys smoking.

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.

New Report: 86,000 to 136,000 in Kentucky Will Lose Medicaid in the First Year Work Requirements Are Implemented

A new report published exclusively in GWHealthPolicyMatters provides the most up-to-date estimates of how many Kentuckians will lose Medicaid coverage within one year of implementation of the state’s work requirements.

An Argument in Favor of Influenza Vaccine Mandates for Young Children

Young girl getting an immunization

In a Viewpoint published in JAMA Pediatrics, Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH makes a case for the value of influenza vaccine mandates for children between six months and five years of age, such as the one now in force in New York City (NYC) for children in city-regulated childcare and educational institutions.