This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. In the U.S., there is a profound stigma around being homeless and negative stereotypes about people experiencing homelessness are commonplace, painting them as lazy, addicted, mentally ill and potentially dangerous. Such stigma and stereotypes frequently distract us from serious challenges faced by people who experience […]
This post was written by Rebecca Donsky, a 2016 candidate for the Global Health Law LL.M. at Georgetown Law. The views presented here are her own. Any questions or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. On September 30, 2015 I attended an event at Georgetown Law hosted by Professor Eric Rosenthal of Georgetown Law, the […]
This week, Baltimore made headlines as riots erupted following the funeral of Freddie Gray. The riots have put a spotlight on the cruel reality lived by low-income communities in Baltimore, not to mention the level of “incomprehensible” violence that is part of everyday life for many Baltimoreans. For those of us in Washington, D.C., it […]
Most infectious disease epidemics target the body, and thus epidemic response focuses on preventing the spread of infection and attempting to heal those who have become ill. However, even where pathogenesis disregards the brain, an epidemic can still sicken the mind. A silent epidemic of mental illness often accompanies outbreaks of infectious disease. Here […]
In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]
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Today, New York opens its runways for the first Africa Fashion Week, bringing the work of emerging African designers to the catwalk, and showcasing a growing industry that bridges a gap between a poverty stricken continent and one of the most profitable consumer bases in the world: the woman’s closet. Designers are already exploiting the […]
Last week, DC police forcefully entered a man’s home and fatally shot him, twice. Jean Louis, a mentally ill 55-year-old, had resided in the same apartment for over thirty years. His neighbors knew him to be alternately friendly and erratic, but on the day of his death, he had neither hurt anyone nor committed a […]
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