City Council Approves $500,000 For Cure Violence Program

By Taheshah Moise, WFMY News 2. -

Greensboro, N.C. — City Council approved $500,000 Tuesday to help reduce violence in certain parts of Greensboro. The money will fund the program called "Cure Violence" that treats violent crime [...]

Racism As A Public Health Crisis

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America’s prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. Systemic racism, [...]

Kids Face Rising Health Risks From Climate Change, Doctors Warn As Juliana Case Returns To Court

By Nina Pullano, Insideclimatenews.org -

The 21 children and young adults suing the federal government over climate change argue that they and their generation are already suffering the consequences of climate change, from worsening [...]

How Police Are A Public Health Issue + Extinction Rebellion’s Move To Save Humanity

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Policing is a public health issue. Some recent victories combined with ongoing grassroots organizing outline the importance of addressing state-sponsored violence as a health hazard that has [...]

Why Hurricane Florence Could Become A Public Health Crisis

By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice.org -

In the path of the storm are giant pits filled with coal ash, lagoons swirling with hog manure, Superfund sites and industrial facilities stocked with toxic chemicals. People in the southeastern [...]

Boycott Factory Farm Foods: But Don’t Forget The Fish

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

Factory farming and fish production are now a multi-trillion-dollar monster with a growing and devastating impact on public health, animal welfare, small farmers and farmworkers, rural and [...]

Beyond GMOs And Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

After decades of chemical-intensive agriculture, factory farms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, and an ongoing war against natural systems and traditional knowledge, [...]

Standing Rock Sioux People Sue Opioid Industry

By Staff, TelesurTV -

The Standing Rock Sioux people of the United States have filed a federal lawsuit against the opioid industry, alleging they created a public health crisis in their reservation by concealing the [...]

Toxic Firefighting Chemicals ‘Most Seminal Public Health Challenge’

By Christopher Knaus, www.theguardian.com -

By Christopher Knaus for The Guardian - A top United States environmental official has described the contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals as the most seminal public [...]

Rapid Burnout, Dissatisfaction Of U.S. Doctors Threatens Public Health Crisis

By Alexander Reed Kelly, www.truthdig.com -

By Alexander Reed Kelly for Truth Dig - Half of U.S. physicians are “disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back on work hours, or seek non-clinical roles,” [...]

War On Drugs Harmed Public Health: Report

By Vik Adhopia, www.cbc.ca -

By Vik Adhopia for CBC News - The war on drugs has failed, fuelling higher rates of infection and harming public health and human rights to such a degree that it's time to decriminalize [...]

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Gaining Momentum

By Sharda Sekaran, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Sharda Sekaran for Drug Policy Alliance. United States - It’s been a groundbreaking month in the national dialogue about opiate dependency and addiction. From halls of government to family [...]

Maryland Considers Public Health Approach To All Drugs

By Staff, www.drugpolicy.org -

By Staff of Drug Policy Alliance - As deaths from drug overdoses increase nationwide, Maryland Delegate Dan Morhaim, M.D. - also a practicing physician who has been treating patients in emergency [...]

People With Disabilities Rally For Utah To Improve At-Home Services

By Michael McFall, www.sltrib.com -

By Michael McFall in The St. Louis Tribune - Cathy Garber still gets emotional when she remembers how badly she wanted to leave her nursing home. Garber had just finished her master's degree [...]

Future Doctors Rising Up For ‘Medicare For All’

By Vanessa Van Doren, www.commondreams.org -

By Vanessa Van Doren in Common Dreams - For most of us in medicine, helping people live healthy, happy lives is at the heart of why we chose this career. We expound upon this in application [...]