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04.03.18

Elimination Without Prevention — Mission Impossible

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This article was written by Thelma Thiel, Founder and Chair of the Liver Health Initiative. Viewpoints included in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the O’Neill Institute, the Hepatitis Policy Project or its sponsors.  All the media attention highlighting the dramatic increase in opioid and other drug addition, as well as the rising […]

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03.28.18

Low Rates of Screening for Hepatitis C Still Persists Among Baby Boomers

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This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. According to the CDC, approximately 2.7 to 3.9 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) and of every 100 persons infected, 1 […]

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03.21.18

Add your voice: global consultation on a comprehensive approach to health equity begins in April

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Your opportunity to influence what could be an important new tool to address health equity is fast approaching. Beginning on April 9, we will be launching a global consultation on a draft guide to a promising approach to addressing vast health inequities within countries, National Health Equity Strategies. We invite you to join us. The […]

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02.15.18

The Institute's Hepatitis Policy Project Launches New Website

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Sonia Canzater, Hepatitis Policy Associate, and Jeffrey S. Crowley, Program Director of Infectious Disease Initiatives, invite you to visit the Hepatitis Policy Project’s new policy-focused website on hepatitis C. While there is already an abundance of general information available on the etiology, symptoms and transmission of HCV, this site is intended to provide the latest policy actions and […]

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01.29.18

Understanding Black Women’s Heightened Risk of Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

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This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold.  U.S. maternal mortality ratios are the highest in the developed world and are rising, in contrast to global trends. The national rate, however, hides an even more troubling fact: black women in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white women […]

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01.23.18

Zombie Deer Disease: Is Your Venison Safe?

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  If you were around in the 1990s-2000s, you might remember Mad Cow Disease – a disease in cows that can spread to humans via consumption of infected meat, and that leads to a degeneration of the brain and spinal tissue (known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans).  Despite having a more scientific name—bovine spongiform encephalopathy […]

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01.22.18

"Anchor Babies", "Birth Tourism", and Most Americans' COMPLETE Ignorance of Immigration Law

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The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. This means that if a mother is present in the U.S. when a child is born, then the child… THE. CHILD… […]

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01.17.18

THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE RELEASES FIRST-EVER REPORT OF HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN GEORGIA

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On January 10, 2018, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released the first-ever report of HIV criminalization in the US state of Georgia. The report follows previous studies examining available data on all arrests or prosecutions resulting from enforcement of HIV criminalization laws in a single jurisdiction. These studies have been conducted to […]

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01.16.18

Self – Managed Abortion and Embodying the Principles of Reproductive Justice

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*Originally published 1/12/18 by Marlene G. Fried & Susan Yanow on Rewire Worldwide, there is an enormous gap between having the legal right to abortion and being able to access one. This is painfully obvious in the United States. While abortion is legal, its opponents have successfully decreased access to services through restrictive laws; bans […]

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12.21.17

Ebola Quarantine in New Jersey, 2014 – Confinement in the Context of Civil Rights

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This article is one of two on the O’Neill Blog this week that focus on confinement, human rights, and public health. In October 2014, Kaci Hickox, upon her return to the United States, found herself confined to a tent outside of Newark, New Jersey’s University Hospital. Hickox, a nurse, was returning from Sierra Leone, where […]

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