Harm reduction was adopted by public institutions to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. But it originated in self-advocacy by drug users, sex workers, and trans activists.
A law supposed to protect patients from hidden charges on medical bills is still riddled with loopholes. Only universal health care will fix it.
As the U.S. gets hit with multiple illnesses, public health messaging is critical. Here’s how to ensure it reaches the communities most impacted.
As trusted community figures, doulas are increasingly helping their clients stay safe during heat waves, hurricanes, and wildfires, all of which put pregnant people at higher risk.
Post-9/11 Islamophobia has triggered a mental health crisis among Muslims. Now, the shift toward seeking mental health care is happening at Islamic centers and mosques.
People misuse morality to demonize one another’s choices and actions, letting policymakers and corporations off the hook.
“I can finally manage my PCOS in a healthy and sustainable way thanks to an unlikely ally: TikTok.”
An increasing amount of research shows that good health practices and outcomes can spread throughout a community, even outweighing the influence of immediate family members.
Our profit-driven health care system pushes workers to the breaking point. What would it look like to take back our power?
The shortage highlights an ongoing, systemic failure to ensure vulnerable children have secure access to medically necessary, life-supporting products and equipment.
You can say that my parents came to America for a better life, and they got one. But American imperialism shaped their paths.
States Advance Anti-Transgender Agendas—Part of a Longtime Strategy by Conservatives to Rally Their Base
Some 30 states initiated anti-trans legislation in 2021, and 7 more in 2022.
A tech startup has developed a way to bridge the nutrition gap for families, at least in the short term.
Across the state, midwives and doulas are working to increase education and access to their services to more Black and Brown women.
Children with chronic medical conditions often suffer multiple blows to their mental well-being. A state program in California aims to provide appropriate treatment for these children and their families.
Public health and communications experts from Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina discuss efforts to encourage people in their states and local communities to get vaccinated.
Domestic care workers have been overlooked in the economy and as political actors for too long.
A team of researchers and administrators are revamping New Mexico’s social service networks to meet the needs of everyone. They hope to expand to the rest of the country next.