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Why Coronavirus Could Hit Rural Areas Harder

Shannon M. Monnat

As rates of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and death continue to rise, it is important to consider how rural areas may be differentially affected. Rural economies may also be affected in different ways than their urban counterparts, which has implications for long-term rural population health outcomes.

March 24, 2020

Staying Safe and Healthy During Coronavirus Response: A Guide for Older Adults

Claire Pendergrast, Mary E. Helander

This issue brief thoroughly addresses how older adults can best protect their physical and mental health against the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

March 23, 2020

Unhealthier States have Lower COVID-19 Testing Rates

Kent Jason G Cheng

This data slice dissects the various rates of state testing for COVID-19 across the country, and explains implications of the low test rates in the unhealthier states.

March 23, 2020

Mobilization of the Substance Use Disorder Recovery Community in the time of Coronavirus

Austin McNeill Brown

This issue brief explains the recovery community's resilient response to the social distancing mandates from COVID-19 and notes recommendations for policymakers. This brief also includes a broad list of recovery resources.

March 20, 2020

As Schools Close due to the Coronavirus, Mental Health Care for Children Must be Protected

Xiaoyan Zhang

This data slice highlights the expansive nation-wide school closings due to COVID-19 and encourages providers and government bodies to support the mental health needs of students across the country.

March 19, 2020

COVID-19: Playing the Long Game for your Mental Health

Mary Katherine A. Lee

This issue brief provides a new lens to view the pandemic of COVID-19 and offers simple, practical, and action-oriented ways to mange your mental health for the long term during this time of uncertainty.

March 19, 2020

Spatial Distribution of NYS Older Population: Let’s Keep NY Older Adults Healthy during COVID

Mary E. Helander

This brief addresses the concern for older adults' health during the COVID-19 outbreak, highlights the distribution of this population throughout New York State, and recommends ways to keep them safe during this time.

March 19, 2020

The Gender Gap in Alcohol Deaths is Much Larger in Some States than Others

Erin Bisesti

This brief describes which states have the highest rates of alcohol-related death among men and women.

March 17, 2020

SNAP Participation is Associated with Reduced Risk of Premature Mortality among U.S. Adults

Colleen Heflin, Samuel Ingram, James Ziliak

This research brief examines the effect of SNAP participation on the probability of premature mortality and finds that risk of premature mortality is lower among adult who receive SNAP.

March 3, 2020

“He’s Not Marrying my Daughter”: Stigma against People in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

Austin McNeill Brown

This research brief examines how the language we use to describe people with substance use disorders impact how they are perceived and how willing we are to accept them into our social and professional circles.

February 18, 2020

Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Ethics

Rachel Fabi

This research brief describes restrictive policies related to prenatal care for undocumented immigrants and discusses how these policies affect health care providers and the care they are able to offer pregnant immigrant women.

January 21, 2020

New York State’s Population is Aging: Will Communities Be Ready?

Claire Pendergrast

This issue brief explains what it means to “age in place” and how New York State is responding to the large increase in older adults state wide.

January 7, 2020

Our Female Veterans Deserve Better Healthcare

Mariah Brennan Nanni

This issue brief explains gaps in healthcare coverage for female veterans and ways to address them.

December 10, 2019

We Need to Change the Language we use to Describe Individuals with Substance Use Issues

Austin McNeill Brown

This research brief describes the results from several studies on unconscious bias and negative language used to describe individuals with SUDs.

November 19, 2019

Results from the SU Health & Wellness Goal Survey

Shannon M. Monnat, Mary Katherine A. Lee, Ashley Van Slyke, Alexandra Punch

This research brief summarizes the top ranked goals, including increasing physical activity, improving diet and nutrition, and better managing stress. There were interesting differences in goals across SU roles, sexes, and racial/ethnic groups.

November 5, 2019

The U.S. Has a Serious Shortage of Affordable Housing, Especially for Younger and Older Adults

Sarah Mawhorter

There is a significant shortage of affordable housing throughout the US, especially for older and younger adults. This has important implications for their quality of life and health outcomes.

October 22, 2019

There are Costs from Spending Too Much Time on Social Media

Sean Withington , Alexandra Punch
October 8, 2019

People with Developmental Disabilities Have Much more Life to Live

Dalton Stevens

This research brief discusses age-at-death mortality patterns for adults with various types of developmental disabilities.

October 1, 2019

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