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September 17, 2012 | Feature/Topic
Browse research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
September 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at reducing childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between soda taxes and body mass index (BMI) in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the period 1997-2006.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 would have been averted if the entire state exhibited the same mortality rate as the state's five most affluent areas, according to this analysis of public data.
April 24, 2013 | Journal Article
Using three levels—the patient, institution, and community—this article outlines how the health care system can work to address social determinants and improve patient health.
January 1, 2005 | Journal Article
There is preliminary evidence that the formal adoption of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in nursing homes contributes to improved clinical outcomes. This study identifies organizational factors that best predict formal CQI adoption. Data for t ...
October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Social disparities in body weight may increase because Black women, Hispanic women and men with lower socioeconomic status show declining trends in positive weight-related health behaviors compared with White young adults with higher socioeconomic status.
July 1, 2004 | Journal Article
In 2003 citizens of Canada, the United Kingdom, and France paid an average of 34-59 percent of what Americans paid for a similar market basket of pharmaceuticals. This paper explores some issues surrounding the infamous "doughnut hole" in the new Me ...
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article
This study examines the effect of community factors and individual factors on access to ambulatory care for low income adults in 54 metropolitan areas across the United States. Two indicators were used to measure access: (1) having a usual source of ...
July 2, 2012 | News Release
The study examined the availability of competitive beverages in U.S. public elementary schools for five academic years, from 2006–07 to 2010–11. Competitive beverages are those sold by schools outside of meal programs through vending machines, à la ...
June 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could improve public health by reducing obesity.
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
The article examines evidence related to the essential elements of Green House homes and similar models of nursing home care.