Public Health Posts
Discrimination Makes Me Sick — Literally
Harvard professor David Williams explores the connections between racism and health. His research suggests that discrimination takes a physical toll on African Americans.
Do Something About Something: Making Progress in the Age of Trump
After the November election, Burnesser Adam Zimmerman felt powerless. So he did the only thing he could think of to make that feeling go away: started working for progress in his own community.
For a Boost to Your Health, Vote on Election Day!
Research shows that voting is good for your health.
Seven Communities Take on Timely Challenges in Health
Meet the winners of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!
“Let the Data Speak for Themselves” is Bad Advice
Professor David Williams, public health researcher at Harvard, frames the black-white life expectancy gap with a metaphor to help people understand the data.
County Health Rankings Are in the House
We were thrilled when Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) took to the House Floor to celebrate Carver County for being named Minnesota's healthiest county in this year's County Health Rankings.
Being Black Is Bad for Your Health
There is a mountain of evidence that being Black or Latino in the U.S. can have adverse affects on one’s health, due, in part, to structural racism. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Harvard Professor David Williams made this point in a recent op-ed.
Five Questions with Toni Williams
In this interview with Burnesser Toni Williams, Sara Brinda explores Toni’s favorite social change issue, uncovers her greatest fear, and gets a glimpse of what it might have been like to hang out with Toni as a child.
Mice Engineered to Fight Zika
Until recently there’s been little interest in or funding available to study Zika virus. Within this data vacuum, researchers have been racing to come up with ways to prevent and treat the disease. And they’re making progress—with a little help from mice.
How Can Pediatricians Help Fight Childhood Poverty?
For the one in five children who are poor in America, the stress of poverty is a daily reality. And it affects kids’ brains and bodies. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that pediatricians screen all children for poverty risk factors.