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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope / Blog August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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The Potential of Strategic Health Diplomacy in the Fight Against Hepatitis

Nikki Smith, Hannah Martin / Blog July 30, 2018

The prevalence of hepatitis is growing, but eliminating this global scourge is achievable. Doing so by 2030 would prevent nearly 36 million infections and 10 million deaths.

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The Opioid Epidemic and its Effect on Young Children

Linda Smith / Blog February 2, 2018

Though the opioid crisis in this country is getting more public and policymaker attention, the epidemic’s youngest victims – infants and children – are often overlooked.

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What is the Trump Administration’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Stance? Confusing

Nick Hart / Blog December 19, 2017

The cards are stacking up in a confusing and seemingly inconsistent way for the Trump administration on whether there is clear and unwavering support for evidence-based policymaking.

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New CDC Stance on Use of Evidence Is Counter to Bipartisan Recommendations

Evidence / Press Release December 16, 2017

Washington, D.C.– The Bipartisan Policy Center finds alarming a Washington Post report that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to alter the agency’s approach for communicating about evidence-based and science-based practices by no longer referencing…

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A Prevention Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America

Health / Research May 28, 2015

There is growing recognition that prevention holds vast potential to improve health, while also reducing national spending on health care.

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BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America’s Health

Health / Press Release May 28, 2015

Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates of infant mortality and diabetes.

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6 Key Questions on Ebola Screening and Immigration

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog October 14, 2014

With the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, many are asking how the U.S. government screens incoming foreign visitors for health purposes.

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Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies: A Winning Goal

Caitlin Krutsick / Blog August 25, 2014

This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.

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Physicians Need Training in Nutrition and Physical Activity to Help Combat Obesity Epidemic

Health / Press Release June 24, 2014

Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.

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