A Case for Continuing to Fund Title X

“Title X family planning clinics play a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and preventive health services,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services website.  HHS administers the program, which was created in the 1970s with bi-partisan supported and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.

Investigating How States’ Vaccination Exemption Laws Affect Vaccination Rates

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Childhood vaccines play a major role in minimizing the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease. While all states accommodate medical vaccine exemptions, certain states also allow for waivers on the basis of religious or philosophical objections. Certain vaccines have been particularly controversial, with public perceptions linking them to autism and developmental disorders, despite consensus to the contrary in the scientific and medical communities.  This has led some states to add exemptions in recent years, while other states opted to eliminate the exemptions.       

Video: Considering Health Equity from the Perspective of Occupational Health

David Michaels is keenly interested in the relationships between income, wealth, and equality with public health.  Until a year ago, Michaels served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.  Now a member of the Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty, Michaels discusses the importance of workplace safety and the current state of public health in a new video.

Trump Administration Contraceptive Rule Creates Problems for Both Women’s Health and Scientific Integrity

The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health joined colleagues at the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Union of Concerned Scientists in submitting comments on a Trump Administration rule allowing employers that offer health insurance to stop covering contraception without cost-sharing.