Interesting blog post by Dr. Leana Wen.
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…Continue
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
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…Continue