Public Health Posts

Burness Proudly Supports Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a bedrock principle of democracy. Our work shows why each of us must do our part to protect it.

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A Memorial for America’s Servicewomen

Thanks to the Women’s Memorial, the stories of America's servicewomen are being preserved—and told.

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The Curb Cut Effect: How A Fix For One Group Benefits Us All

The origins of the football huddle, impact of the GI bill, and the creation of modern-day sidewalk curbs have more in common than you think.

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From the Streets of DC to the Halls of the Capitol

Four key insights into what drives action on Capitol Hill, from interviews with congressional staffers.

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The Students Are Coming

In the DC metro area, high school students are sending a message to Congress that they won't back down on gun control.

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A Sobering Lens for What Should be a Joyous Time

This year’s County Health Rankings show that health gaps persist not only by place, but also by race and ethnicity. Birthweight is one example.

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The Value of Embracing a Difficult Past

At age 15, Carissa McGee was the star athlete of her hometown. By 16, she was one of New Mexico’s youngest female inmates. This is her story.

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Storytelling and the Gift of Trust

As a writer and storyteller, I’m grateful for the generosity of people who share their stories.

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Swaying

One of the biggest challenges for patients with Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) is that many physicians have never heard of it. Our partner, the MdDS Foundation, is working to change that.

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A Health Lesson Before Moving

Burness intern Kai Curtis explains how the County Health Rankings urged him to look at sidewalks and San Diego in a new light.

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