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Do MCCP Requirements Increase Provision of Charity Care in Nonprofit Hospitals?

Michah W. Rothbart, Nara Yoon

This brief summarizes findings from research examining the differences in provisions of charity care across different hospital market sectors – non-profit, for-profit, and government.

October 19, 2021

The U.S. Must Invest More in the Child Care Subsidy Program

Taryn Morrissey, Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin

This data slice analyzes 2019 administrative data from Virginia to examine gaps in child care subsidy receipts.

October 12, 2021

The U.S. Child Care Subsidy Program Is Underused but Well-Positioned to Promote Racial Equity

Taryn Morrissey, Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin

This brief summarizes findings from a recently published paper examining administrative data from the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

October 12, 2021

Older Adult Vaccination Rates Lag in Rural Areas and the South

Claire Pendergrast, Yue Sun

This brief examines geographic trends in COVID-19 vaccination rates for adults age 65+. 

October 5, 2021

Why are COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Lower in Rural than in Urban areas of the U.S.?

Shannon M. Monnat, Yue Sun

This brief compares COVID-19 vaccination rates across the U.S. rural-urban continuum and identifies the major contributors to lower rates of vaccination in rural counties.

September 24, 2021

Elder Mistreatment is Pervasive in New York State

Karl Pillemer, David Burnes

Age and poor self-rated health increase the risk of experiencing mistreatment. 

September 21, 2021

Strengthening SNAP and TANF is Essential to Support Children in Early Childhood

Colleen Heflin, Michah W. Rothbart, Mattie Mackenzie-Liu

This brief summarizes findings from a study examining participation in SNAP and TANF in early childhood in Virginia.

September 14, 2021

Taking the Measure of Addiction Recovery: A Brief History of Recovery Capital

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief discusses the concept of ‘recovery capital’ as an important theoretical advancement in the field of addiction treatment.

August 31, 2021

Proper Medication Adherence a Challenge for Older SNAP Participants with Chronic Health Conditions

Colleen Heflin, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, Irma Arteaga, Lauryn Quick

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

August 10, 2021

Working Parents Post Pandemic: Reimagining Remote Work after COVID-19

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief discusses considerations for working parents as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 3, 2021

States Enroll Racial Ethnic Minority Older Adults in Community Based Aging Services Gaps Remain

Erin Bisesti , Claire Pendergrast

This research brief estimates state-level differences in the effectiveness of OAA-funded programs in enrolling racial-ethnic minority older adults.

July 27, 2021

The Kids Cook Monday Program Can Help Reduce Child Obesity

Mary Katherine Schutt

Engaging children in preparing family meals can protect against childhood obesity and other risky behaviors.

July 13, 2021

Presence of Large Racial-Ethnic Differences in ADHD Prevalence among U.S. Children

Ashlyn W. W. A. Wong

This data slice compares adolescent ADHD diagnoses across racial-ethnic groups.

July 8, 2021

Domestic Violence is Prevalent among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults

Mary E. Helander, Xiaoyan Zhang

Rates of domestic violence are high among adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

June 29, 2021

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Staying at Home: How Well Did Americans Maintain Their Health Behaviors during COVID-19?

Michael Serrur, James Rose

This brief summarizes the findings from a national survey aimed at understanding behavior change and goal setting during the pandemic and provides tips for getting back into healthy habits.

June 22, 2021

Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Deserve Plans of Safe Care

Alexandra Punch, Monika Taylor
This issue brief describes the current state of prenatal substance use and provides guidance on the use of federally mandated Plans of Safe Care to help mothers prepare for the arrival of their baby while navigating their substance use disorder.
June 15, 2021

How Can Communities Support Addiction Recovery?

Austin McNeill Brown

This brief explores the effects of community support on individuals in recovery. 

June 1, 2021

Food Insecurity among Military and Veteran Families

Colleen Heflin

This brief explores the effects of community support on individuals in recovery.

May 25, 2021

How Should We Set Pandemic Capacity Limits for Restaurants and Bars?

Eric A. Schiff

The connection between the capacity limits and the community infection rate has not been quantified and can appear arbitrary.

May 20, 2021

Building Back Healthier: The Role of Public Health in State Disaster Recovery Law

Claire Pendergrast, Nicole Errett
This research brief summarizes findings from a peer-reviewed study showing that few U.S. states explicitly integrate public health into their disaster recovery laws, and the types of public health requirements and authorizations vary substantially across states.
May 18, 2021

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