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Having a Disability Reduces Chances of Employment for all Racial/Ethnic Groups

Jennifer D. Brooks

This data slice explains how race-ethnicity affects employment rates among adults with and without disabilities.

September 17, 2019

Having disability increases likelihood of food insecurity despite federal programs to prevent

Colleen Heflin , Claire Altman, Laura Rodriguez

This research brief shows how such high rates of food insecurity among the disabled population stems from ineffective national policies the many ways in which disabilities increase risk of food insecurity.

September 10, 2019

‘Walk with a Doc’™ Gets Rural Madison County Moving Together

Mary Katherine A. Lee

This issue brief discusses a collaboration between the SU Lerner Center and Madison County Rural Health Council to increase physical activity and doctor-patient interactions by instituting “Walk with a Doc” programming.

August 13, 2019

Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Truth behind the Trauma

Alexandra Punch

This issue brief discusses the hurdles for child victims of sexual assault and the initiatives taking place across the country to combat stereotypes and bring justice to children and their families.

July 30, 2019

Understanding Opioid Users' Views on Fentanyl could help Reduce Overdoses

Kate McLean, Khary K. Rigg, Glenn Sterner, Ashton Verdery, Shannon M. Monnat

This research brief summarizes the findings from their research conducted in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2017 and 2018.

July 16, 2019

How Well do We Understand Mental Health?

Ashley Van Slyke
July 2, 2019

There are Multiple and Geographically Distinct Opioid Crises in the U.S.

Shannon M. Monnat

This research brief summarizes the findings from a study just published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study shows that there are at least four geographically distinct opioid overdose crises in the U.S.

June 24, 2019

Screen Media use is Higher among Preschool Children from More Chaotic Homes

Jennifer A. Emon , Sara E. Benjamin-Neelon
June 4, 2019

The Stories behind the Struggle: A Closer Look at First Experiences with Opioid Misuse

Khary K. Rigg, Shannon M. Monnat, Katherine McLean, Ashton Verdery, Glenn Sterner

This research brief dives into the stories behind opioid use initiation and provides intervention strategies.

May 14, 2019

A Tale of Two Statistics: Has Unemployment among Adults with Disabilities Really Declined?

Jennifer D. Brooks

This data slice describes that although the unemployment rate has declined among both those with and without disabilities, the percentage of working-age adults in both groups who are out of the labor force altogether (i.e., not looking for work or unable to work) is higher than a decade ago.

May 7, 2019

Targeted Advertising Can Increase Healthy Food Choices Among College Students

Stephanie Spera

This research brief describes a successful healthy food marketing strategy that was used at Syracuse University to promote healthy food purchasing among college students.

April 30, 2019

The Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Opioids Affects Us All

Sean Withington , Shannon M. Monnat
April 16, 2019

Incentivizing Participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education with Fruit & Vegetable Vouchers

Angie Mejia, Mary Katherine A. Lee, Shannon M. Monnat

This research brief describes the results of a 12-month, diabetes self-management education and fruit and vegetable purchase assistance intervention designed to improve diabetes self-management knowledge and health outcomes among adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

April 2, 2019

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