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Embargoed AJPH research: Heroin overdose decline, global health aid and U.S. image, ACA disability disparities

In this issue, find new public health research on heroin overdose rates, global health aid, and the Affordable Care Act.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 16-May-2019 at 16:00 ET

U.S. fashion retailers brace for impact Trump's trade war with China

High-end U.S. apparel retailers are adjusting sourcing strategy in response to Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China. But a new study finds that China continues to corner the market on production of high-value goods, which makes U.S. compani...

– University of Delaware

For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers Four Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on average, $248 per dialysis session, compared with $1,04...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

JAMA Internal Medicine

Domestic Policy Driven by Intergovernmental Bodies Not Citizens, Research Finds

Citizens are increasingly being marginalized by intergovernmental organizations for the attention of national politicians and influence over domestic policies, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Social Sciences, May-2019

With uncanny accuracy, computer model predicts how certain policies impact air pollution

To better understand the environmental impact of the American shipping industry, a new computer model connects everything from the chemical intricacies of diesel exhaust to the geography and economics of our truck-dependent shipping infrastructure. ...

– The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Nature Sustainability, Feb 11-2019


The Senate Takes Action to Strengthen Academic Nursing During National Nurses Week

AACN applauds the introduction of S. 1399 Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Announcements and Events

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Releases Policy Statement on Airline Seating

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) has released its policy statement on airline seating in response to Congress requiring FAA update standards for passenger seat dimensions.

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Republican Bill Weld to Inaugurate U.S. Presidential Candidate Forum Series at Salisbury University

Salisbury University, the Greater Salisbury Committee and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce bring U.S. presidential hopefuls to the Eastern Shore through a new series, “Visits with the U.S. Presidential Candidates.” The first guest is former...

– Salisbury University


Expert can discuss impact of tariffs on supply chains.

Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management

– North Carolina State University

NYS ‘aid in dying’ bill: Ethically complex and gaining support

– Cornell University

Political and Medical Experts Available to Discuss Implications of Abortion Bans

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Criminologist Available to Discuss New Jersey Cannabis Reforms and Racial Inequities

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Expert: On anniversary of Brown v. Board, with confirmed judge refusing to comment on the ruling, important to remember racial unity more than physical unity

– University of Notre Dame

After 65 years, is the dream of Brown v. Board dead?

– Cornell University

Economist Available to Discuss China’s Tariff Retaliation

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

What Is Modern Monetary Theory? And How Is It Being Used in Our Current Political Discourse?

– SUNY Buffalo State





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