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October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between local drug policy, and adolescent attitudes toward and use of marijuana. More severe local drug policy on marijuana use is associated with a decreased likelihood that adolescents will use the drug and an increased likelihood that they will disapprove of marijuana consumption and perceive it as a risky behavior.
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.
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures is a a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness.
April 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This study examines a Housing First program in Seattle that succeeded in lowering public costs while not requiring complete sobriety among chronically-homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems.
April 1, 2004 | Journal Article
People who receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) have a high unemployment rate partly because they are afraid that, if they take a job, they will lose their benefits, especially their health insurance. One respons ...
May 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Unless the nations of the world act, within a generation as many as 10 million people per year will die from tobacco use.