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Friday, June 14, 2019

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Handgun Licensing More Effective at Reducing Gun Deaths Than Background Checks Alone

A new white paper from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concludes that of the approaches used by states to screen out prohibited individuals from owning firearms, only purchas...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security, ISU study finds

Forty million Americans, including 6.5 million children, are food insecure. New research shows the combination of food assistance programs SNAP and WIC compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as ...

– Iowa State University

Southern Economic Journal

How Nurses Bring Clarity to the Nature of Social Change

History provides an enhanced understanding of the factors that inform social policy. In the wider arena of public health and its influence on social change, the political and healing import of nursing cannot be ignored.

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

American Journal of Public Health

Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


NYU Silver Study Counters Narrative that Street Homeless Are 'Service Resistant'

Interviews with street homeless in New York City by a team of researchers shows that bureaucratic barriers, not personal resistance, are what prompt many homeless men and women to reject outreach workers' offers of shelter.

– New York University

Only 2% of Black Chicagoans’ Allegations of Police Misconduct Were Sustained: NYU Researchers

Researchers from NYU Wagner and the NYU Department of Sociology look at more than 10,000 citizen complaints filed against the Chicago PD, and find a racial divide.

– New York University

The impact of gender norms on health

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.By analyzing a series of six cas...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Lancet

Features and Policy

AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4,...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

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Announcements and Events

Clinton, Albright Call for Leadership that Unites at Wellesley College Reunion

As part of Wellesley College’s annual reunion weekend, former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Korbel Albright joined Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson for a conversation about their time at Wellesley, their service...

– Wellesley College


Notre Dame Professor Says No Need to Panic Over Attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Subsequent Market Hit

– University of Notre Dame

Water quality expert @STRIVElab available to discuss concerns about proposed cutbacks to Clean Water Act protections for wetlands & streams.

– Ohio State University

Iran-U.S. conflict: Misconceptions fueling hate

– University of Delaware

Elections 2020: An Expert Resource Guide Available to Reporters

– American University





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