Post category: social context

Mar 10

What’s new
New Webpage: Birth Defects


BirthDefectsWebpageOur new webpage offers an overview of exposures, prevalence, prevention strategies, economic impacts and ethical issues regarding birth defects. Find out more by viewing our web page today!

Jan 11

Newsletter essay
What’s new
Pluralism in a Polarized World

Elise Miller, MEd

Polarization is a term that seems to be applied to almost every realm of society these days—from politics to socioeconomic status. In this state of affairs, only the opposite ends of the spectrum of possibilities are expressed while everything in the middle seems to vanish. And what we know about polarization is it only perpetuates polarization. The ends never meet. It is always either/or.  . . .

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Nov 5

Guest commentary
Closing the Gap on Health Disparities

Kathy Sykes
Senior Advisor for Aging and Public Health at the EPA Office of Research and Development

This post is shared with permission from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. It was originally posted on StatePublicHealth.org. Stylistic edits have been made.

What do health disparities, interest on the national debt, and gun violence have in common? Would you believe it’s economic impact, to the tune of $229 billion dollars? That is not small change. This figure demonstrates the magnitude of an issue that continues to burden our society.  . . .

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