Affordability is not the main problem with housing in Indian Country

While affordability is often viewed as the biggest barrier to stable housing, physical housing problems are more severe in tribal areas.

The Trump budget for unhealthy housing

Proposed cuts to HUD’s housing assistance, healthy housing, and housing improvement programs would keep many families in substandard, unhealthy homes.

Q&A with public health innovator Manmeet Kaur, recipient of the Janice Nittoli Fellowship

Manmeet Kaur discusses rethinking the healthcare system and bridging the gap between policy and action as the inaugural Janice Nittoli Fellow.

Carson’s health background could be good for housing

As Carson crafts his goals for HUD, he should look to emerging cross-sector collaborations across the country that are improving health outcomes through housing.

Why is the rich United States in such poor health?

Americans die younger and experience more injury and illness than people in other rich nations, despite the United States spending almost twice as much per person on health care.

Training doctors to think outside the box

Reputations, MCAT scores, and research funding matter for medical school rankings, but a social approach to training doctors is just as important for patients.

The geography of life and death

“Location, location, location” isn’t just a platitude for real estate agents. The health and survival disparities between wealthier and poorer communities are alarmingly steep.

Poor nutrition leaves kids vulnerable to lead poisoning—and not just in Flint

The conversation about what to do about lead exposure has to include all the ways we may be underinvesting in the health of vulnerable children.

How DC’s farmers’ markets improve food access and the local food system

The city has the third highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, but a new program is making fresh produce readily available for low-income residents.

Are policy failures behind the opioid epidemic?

Big pharma interests and changes in clinical pain management paved the way for this public health tragedy. Could better policy have mitigated it?