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Laura Gottlieb commented on Rebecca Long's blog post NPR Blog: Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home
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Dec 1, 2014
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On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Check out the new report released by the Vera Institute of Justice on mass incarceration in its role in fueling health disparities. This report is the first in a series of reports that will examine the challenges posed to public health by mass incarceration and the opportunities for change offered by the ACA. It's a long read but there is some…See More
Nov 20, 2014
Rishi Manchanda liked Rebecca Long's blog post Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health
Nov 11, 2014
Rebecca Long liked Rajiv Bhatia's blog post New report argues for prevention not prison for six non-violent minor crimes
Oct 13, 2014
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Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health

Adding to Rajiv's discussion of Prop 47...A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine draws attention to incarceration and its role as a social determinant of health.Once released, former prisoners often find themselves locked into a cycle of poverty and poor health. Many states prohibit former inmates from enrolling in important anti-poverty programs. These restrictions often include bans on receiving…See More
Oct 13, 2014
Hong Deng Gao liked Rebecca Long's blog post Unwalkable neighborhoods increase the risk of diabetes, especially among immigrants
Sep 25, 2014
Rebecca Long liked Linda Sharp's blog post How Hospitals Can Address the Social Determinants of Health
Sep 23, 2014
lizabeth berkeley liked Rebecca Long's blog post Unwalkable neighborhoods increase the risk of diabetes, especially among immigrants
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Rebecca Long liked Linda Sharp's blog post Outbreak of Ebola- Economy meets Ecology
Sep 20, 2014
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Unwalkable neighborhoods increase the risk of diabetes, especially among immigrants

A Canadian study published last year examines the effects of neighborhood walkability on the development of diabetes. The study looked at the health records of Toronto residents over a five-year period, finding an inverse relationship between neighborhood walkability and the incidence of diabetes after controlling for income and age. The effect was even stronger among recent immigrants. This study…See More
Sep 20, 2014
Rebecca Long liked Linda Sharp's blog post Homeless Veterans Clinic Improves Care and Lowers Costs
Sep 15, 2014
Laura Gottlieb liked Rebecca Long's blog post De-criminalizing student misconduct: LAUSD hopes to eliminate the “school-to-prison pipeline”
Sep 5, 2014
Linda Sharp liked Rebecca Long's blog post De-criminalizing student misconduct: LAUSD hopes to eliminate the “school-to-prison pipeline”
Aug 27, 2014
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De-criminalizing student misconduct: LAUSD hopes to eliminate the “school-to-prison pipeline”

On Tuesday, August 19th the Los Angeles Unified School District police force announced a significant change in the handling of school discipline. In lieu of citing students for offenses such as fights, minor theft, or tobacco possession, officers will work with administrators to refer students to community support programs.This change results from the growing body of evidence suggesting that zero-tolerance policies fail to improve classroom safety and instead decrease graduation rates.…See More
Aug 27, 2014

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NPR Blog: Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 9:24pm 1 Comment

Interesting blog post by Dr. Leana Wen.

On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Check out the new report released by the Vera Institute of Justice on mass incarceration in its role in fueling health disparities. This report is the first in a series of reports that will examine the challenges posed to public health by mass incarceration and the opportunities for change offered by the ACA. It's a long read but there is some…

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Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Adding to Rajiv's discussion of Prop 47...A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine draws attention to incarceration and its role as a social determinant of health.

Once released, former prisoners often find themselves locked into a cycle of poverty and poor health. Many states prohibit former inmates from enrolling in important anti-poverty programs. These restrictions often include bans on…

Continue

Unwalkable neighborhoods increase the risk of diabetes, especially among immigrants

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

A Canadian study published last year examines the effects of neighborhood walkability on the development of diabetes. The study looked at the health records of Toronto residents over a five-year period, finding an inverse relationship between neighborhood walkability and the incidence of diabetes after controlling for income and age. The effect was even stronger among recent…

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