Different Cancer Risks for Women and Men with Adverse Childhood Experiences, Study Finds

The latest Editor's Choice study in Women's Health Issues addresses the cancer risks faced by men and women who experience eight different adverse childhood events.

Publication Reviews Literature on Accountable Communities for Health

A National Academy of Medicine discussion paper identifies a common set of principles driving the growing number of initiatives promoting Accountable Communities for Health to improve population and community health. 

Substance Use Events and What Declaring a Public Health Emergency Over the Opioid Crisis Means

Prescription opoids GW's events on opioid use and Professor Jeff Levi's explanation of what President Trump’s declaration that our nation’s opioid crisis is a public health emergency means

Jeff Levi Coauthors Health Affairs Blog on Funding for Local Public Health

The health of a community’s citizens is arguably one of its most valuable assets, argues Professor Jeff Levi in a new Health Affairs blog.  He and his coauthor, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, who most recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), suggest that a system that creates and maintains each community’s health constitutes an important aspect of the infrastructure needed to support the community as a whole.