Acknowledging trauma, improving communities

Researchers seeking to improve communities should engage with local residents in trauma-informed ways.

How Tulsa, Oklahoma, is making mental health a priority

Leaders are seeking to change the picture of mental health in Tulsa, which ranks 15th in the nation in suicides.

Changes to Title X funding could affect access to health care for millions of women

A January 2018 survey provides a picture of women’s experiences with family planning safety net clinics like Planned Parenthood.

Why are some Americans more likely to fall off the “cliff of good health?”

Structural forces in our society push some groups of people into poorer, sicker, and shorter lives.

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.