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Advertising to our youth is costing us in more ways than one

It’s clear that the environment a child grows up in plays a fundamental role in their development, and a lot of time and money has been committed towards learning about the different pathways that influence our younger selves. Research has been devoted to the effectiveness of advertising on the human brain, particularly among our youth. […]

The Most Bang for your Buck

There is a plethora of research on programs and policies that aim to positively impact public health. While there are great resources online that synthesize the evidence, such the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a gap still remains: how do we determine the cost of these interventions and decide if they are feasible in a […]

Upstream Health and Susan Linn

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You hear a lot of talk about upstream factors in public health, and there is a strong shared belief in their importance. So what are these upstream factors that drive population health?   I recently read the original article by John McKinlay, which remains not only fresh, but radical. There is a lot to say […]