There are many factors that can impact your mental health, from tough periods with finances to difficulties in your relationships; but where you live may also play a significant role. Some U.S. states seem to have better systems in place to promote positive mental health — and improve their residents’ satisfaction — than others. Soliant […]

The two new leaders for the University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health bring decades of broad experience as practitioners, planners, and changemakers in high-profile settings across the globe. That experience has driven Dr. June Sullivan ’21 DMSc and Dr. Bernard Toney ’20 DMSc to engineer a curriculum that integrates hands-on learning opportunities with the […]

Today the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will honor five champions of academic medicine with the inaugural AAMC ACE Award for Advocacy, Collaboration and Education. The five awardees collaborate with the nation’s medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic health systems to advance and improve the health of patients, families, and communities everywhere. “The AAMC […]

Courtesy The Krudys Law Firm, PLC Irvo Otieno was in the midst of a mental health crisis when he was being processed at a hospital, his family has said. CNN  —  The family of a Black man who died after being pinned to the ground in handcuffs and leg irons for 12 minutes at a […]

According to a report by Mental Health America, more than 10% of young people in the United States suffer from depression. Out of them, 16.39% of young people aged between 12-17 have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, and 11.5% suffer from severe depression. Unfortunately, over 28 million mentally ill adults in […]

In the wake of growing alarm over the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality in the U.S., maternal health experts have been pushing for changes — including expanding the midwife workforce. Studies have

Executive Summary Immigrant adults are a diverse population who make up 16% of adults in the United States and play a significant role in the nation’s workforce and communities, with one in four children in the U.S. having at least one immigrant parent (see Box 1). Immigrants include . . .

BY SHELBY STEWART Zora Neale Hurston, a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance, served as both an author and anthropologist. Within the confines of her New York apartment, she established a nurturing haven for artists and writers, affectionately known as her salon. Similarly, Georgia Douglas Johnson hosted literary gatherings in her home, known as “Saturday Nighters.” Though Douglas […]

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: The CMS agency that tests value-based payment models hopes to announce two new models in behavioral health and maternal health later this year, according to Liz Fowler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Comment on this storyComment Play during both childhood and adulthood is important for the healthy functioning of humans and other species, but why we play — the brain circuitry behind this behavior — is poorly understood. A new

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