There is a growing evidence base that supports art as an effective way to directly improve health. In particular, art has been especially valuable in the areas of collective trauma, racism, social isolation, mental illness, and chronic illness.
The fall of Roe will sow further division in the nation’s fragmented healthcare landscape and worsen health disparities… however, recent developments in medicine and technology may keep safe abortions within reach and spur innovative methods for overcoming abortion restrictions.
…in the world of local public health, even well-intended, cost-effective, and legally sound initiatives can yield unintended consequences…local health departments require additional guidance…Ethics committees and an established ethical reflection process can provide just this kind of guidance.
Data-driven decision making can and should be used in efforts to achieve equity, particularly when working alongside those who have been disproportionately impacted by systems of oppression.
When physiological needs such as food are provided for, mental health can finally take the front seat, allowing an individual to be truly “healthy.”