Category Archives: Healthcare

10.17.17

A Thoughtful Comparison of the Government's Response to Crack Epidemic of the 1980s vs. the current Opioid Epidemic: A look at criminalization, race, and treatment

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I grew up in Brooklyn, New York in the 1980s. I saw a lot of things many children not raised in a big city never experience. One of the things I remember is seeing some of my neighbors – who had previously been vibrant people who chatted with my parents in the building lobby or […]

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08.28.17

Aging Gracefully: Exploring Issues of Particular Importance for Aging American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Aging is inevitable.  It happens to all of us, and it is not a homogeneous experience.  It impacts everyone differently and on different timelines.  There are a variety of issues that affect aging populations, such as ever increasing healthcare costs, the depletion of Social Security funds, and the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Aging American […]

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08.15.17

Art, Health, and Human Rights: John Rae’s The Positive Community Wins Social Documentary Network’s Photo Contest

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It is widely recognized that art can accomplish broader community goals. Here at the O’Neill Institute, the Health and Human Rights Initiative has been exploring art as a tool for making health and human rights issues more visible and comprehensible. Program Director Alicia Ely Yamin launched Dialogues on Being Human: The Intersections of Art, Health […]

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08.11.17

The Travel Ban & US Health

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“The executive order impacts all of us. Even as a citizen, I’m wary of traveling; I’m afraid of having problems at the airport.” Since January, President Trump’s travel ban has triggered ongoing legal and political chaos. It’s been hard to keep up – one minute the order was to be instated, only for a court […]

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08.11.17

The Travel Ban & US Health

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“The executive order impacts all of us. Even as a citizen, I’m wary of traveling; I’m afraid of having problems at the airport.” Since January, President Trump’s travel ban has triggered ongoing legal and political chaos. It’s been hard to keep up – one minute the order was to be instated, only for a court […]

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07.26.17

House Appropriations Committee passes FY2018 health services budget bill that offers no additional funding for HIV or viral hepatitis initiatives; does not acknowledge the rising rates of Hepatitis C infections in the U.S.

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In a vote that followed party lines, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY2018 Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on July 20, 2017. The bill rejects most of the proposed cuts to health services recommended by the current Administration, but does little to boost funding for health services that desperately […]

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07.25.17

How the Built Environment Can Impact your Health

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Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator.  However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work.  This blog post examines how public health is […]

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06.21.17

Prescribing housing for the homeless in Hawaii

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With severe threats to the health and well-being of the most vulnerable Americans populating the headlines – from repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a system that would send the number of uninsured skyrocketing, with poorer and older Americans suffering most, to the administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, with its drastic cuts in a […]

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05.24.17

O’Neill Institute Contributes to Public Comment on PrEP for HIV Prevention

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I would like to discuss the O’Neill Institute’s contribution to a recent public comment. The content of the public comment will be reviewed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but also may be of interest to general audiences. On March 22, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and I partnered with researchers at The Fenway […]

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05.15.17

Solidarity in Our Diversity

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If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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