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Child Poverty Is a Public Health Crisis

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Even a temporary period of poverty puts a child at risk of lifelong disadvantage. So when 39 percent of our children are being exposed to such harm, that is a public health crisis -- quite possibly the most serious one this country has ever faced.

Drug Overdose Is a National Crisis: It's Time to Act

Gary Mendell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Gary Mendell

More Americans are dying of drug overdoses than traffic accidents, primarily from heroin and prescription pills like oxycodone and Vicodin. Every single day, 120 people die in the U.S. of a drug overdose.

Stress, Trauma, Loss, Rage

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What if we looked at violence in America as a public health crisis rather than a crime problem? What if we look for promising practices and expanded the ones that work to eliminate the epidemic of violence that keeps our graveyards, jails, and prisons full?

A Promise to Bobby

Max Skolnik | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC
Max Skolnik

Last week, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson revealed some startling statistics about our youngest citizens. We learned that 10% of current eighth graders have attempted suicide.

Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer's

Harry Johns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Johns

Today, more than 5 million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimer's disease. What they are experiencing is not just a little memory loss. It is not...