What Could the Future Hold for Health Reform?
In the weeks ahead many of us will likely yearn for the power to see into the future. A Commonwealth Fund report has some helpful predictions on health reform.
Protecting the World from Killer Superbugs
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) is calling for global targets on antibiotic use, similar to greenhouse-gas emissions agreements.
Seven Communities Take on Timely Challenges in Health
Meet the winners of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!
This Story Will Not Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds
Burnesser Ellen Wilson started in communications in 1986 with a telephone and a phone book. Lots has changed since then, but one thing has remained the same: the power of a good story.
How Do You Conserve a Place That’s Inhabited?
When a government decides to conserve land by making it a national park, what happens to the Indigenous Peoples who have lived there for generations?
“Designers for Good” Features Shannon Ryan
Why does design matter for social change? Burnesser Shannon Ryan answers this question and more in AIGA Baltimore’s "Designers for Good" interview series.
Save the Ugali!
I recently visited smallholder farmers in Iringa, Tanzania, with a team of nine journalists. We learned that ugali, the most common staple starch in my home country of Kenya, is under threat! But we also saw some incredible projects underway to save the dish.
“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.
Can Teamwork Make a Dream Work in Montgomery County?
Montgomery County is home to 88,000 people who are food insecure, which means they don't know when or how they'll get their next meal. A new bill—supported by Burness—aims to change that.
Who Claps at a Funeral?
Adam Zimmerman describes what it was like to be at President Obama’s town hall on policing, race relations and guns.