To face an epidemic of preventable chronic illness, we need more than doctors

Urban's inaugural Janice Nittoli Practitioner Fellow Manmeet Kaur started City Health Works to address an urgent lack of chronic disease care management.

Together, Medicaid and CHIP cover more than 4 in 10 young children in most metropolitan areas

Congress has agreed to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, a critical source of coverage for young children.

Shocking drop in life expectancy shows the US is still in bad health

Why did US life expectancy decline for a second year in a row?

Why are children of renters more vulnerable to asthma?

Asthma prevalence is closely related to environmental, genetic, and demographic factors, such as income and ethnicity.

Household asthma triggers can lead to ER visits for children, which cost $800 million in 2014

Exposure to indoor allergens and irritants like mold, moisture, pests, and tobacco smoke can exacerbate asthma.

Exposing and addressing child asthma in HUD-assisted renter households

Certain groups seem more likely to suffer from asthma, including low-income households, renters, and children.

Medicaid’s health homes program: A powerful way for states to address the opioid crisis

A promising Medicaid initiative for opioid treatment has been implemented in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Flipping the research fellowship: Direct engagement improves practices and builds knowledge

Manmeet Kaur describes how the Nittoli Fellowship has supported the mission of her organization City Health Works.

Preventing teen pregnancy can help prevent poverty

In July, the Department of Health and Human Services said it will eliminate funding for 81 programs focused on preventing teen pregnancy.

How an affordable housing developer improved Austin’s health outcomes

Austin's Foundation Communities launched free, on-site health programming with the help of a variety of partner health organizations.