• PI's Weekly Media digest: CDC releases neighborhood data on 500 cities; preemption ramps up; Trump budget cuts lead cleanup; and future of the ACA

    March 6, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of March 3, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • Putting land use policy to work for health equity

    February 28, 2017

    As we navigate an unfamiliar political landscape in the wake of the 2016 elections, a few bright spots stand out, especially the decisive stand Los Angeles County voters took to support land use policies and investments that will make LA a healthier, safer, and more equitable place to live.

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest:Trump admin outlines plans for mass deportation, aging in place, and protesting ACA repeal efforts

    February 24, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of February 24, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • Yes on Measure H: Addressing Homelessness and Its Pathways

    February 21, 2017

    Los Angeles County faces a pervasive and deepening crisis of homelessness, with 47,000 people homeless in LA County on any given night. Over the past three years, homelessness has increased by 123% and, in 2015, Los Angeles declared homelessness a state of emergency. But numbers and public statements don’t begin to convey the human suffering we see every day on our streets, in our neighborhoods, and in our parks and public spaces. We have a moral imperative to act – to reconnect homeless people with housing and the services they need to achieve stability and to address the root causes of homelessness to ensure that more men, women, and children don’t end up on LA streets in the first place.

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Texas considers raising smoking age, how the opioid crisis intersects with the ACA, stress and trauma in the USA

    February 17, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of February 17, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • PI's Weekly Media Digest: Vision Zero, alcohol abuse as strong predictor of violence, from vaping to dripping

    February 10, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of February 10, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • PI’s Weekly Media Digest: Exec orders on immigration, refugees; blue cities contend with red states

    February 3, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of February 3, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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  • It's Time to Make Football Safer

    February 2, 2017

    The following piece appeared in the Houston Chronicle on February 1, 2017.

    More than 100 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston this Sunday, and I’ll be one of them. Football’s premier game is a spectacle of fun, competition, and community spirit. Yet year after year, as I enjoy the game, I find it hard to forget the injuries and concussions that football leaves in its wake, and the dangerous...

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  • Let's spend money on autism support, not conspiracy theories

    January 30, 2017

    I spent many sleepless nights in the months after my son’s autism diagnosis fretting whether I could have done something to prevent it. I recounted, in obsessive detail, the course of my pregnancy, the birth, and the two years of child-rearing that led to the moment when our pediatrician confirmed my fears — and life as I’d known it tilted off its axis. In my spare waking hours, I pored over research that exhausted me mentally and emotionally.

    It was a painful period of reckoning — and it’s the reason I vehemently oppose a commission to investigate a link between autism and vaccines...

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  • Trump admin moves on immigration, abortion, climate change; new study finds diabetes lurks behind more deaths

    January 27, 2017

    Welcome to our media digest for the week of January 27, 2017! Each week PI compiles a round-up of the latest public health-related news, with an eye toward media framing and language, particularly as they relate to the role of primary prevention. The views expressed in these articles do not reflect those of Prevention Institute. 

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