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Advancing Education and Health Though a Community Schools Strategy

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-31

The National League of Cities, in collaboration with colleagues at the GWU Milken School of Public Health, have released a report exploring the role of cities in advancing education and health including a focus on the community schools strategy. The report,

Racial & Ethnic Disparities in SUID: 1995-2013

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-05-19

A new study in Pediatrics outlines how American Indian/Alaska Native and African American babies are still more likely to die suddently and unexpectedly than babies from other racial and ethnic groups. The article states, "From 1995 to 2013, SUID rates were consistently highest for American Indian/Alaska Natives, followed by Non-Hispanic Blacks.

New Zika Resources for Parents

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released two new web resources for families impacted by Zika

FDA warns about risk of inaccurate lead tests

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inacurrate results for some adults and children. The CDC is recommending that parents of children younger than six and pregnant and nursing mothers who have been tested for lead exposure consult a health care professional about whether they should be retested.

Maternal Mortality in the U.S.: The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17

With 60 percent of maternal deaths in the U.S. being preventable, the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world. An article published on ProPublica, The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, discusses the story of a neonatal nurse, Lauren Bloomstein, and her tragic outcome.


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