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Data Viz: Gun Control

Gun violence impacts overall community health in a multitude of ways. From court system costs, evolving suicide rates, and access to physical and mental health care providers, to adverse childhood experiences, stunted economic development, and losses to employers, gun violence has its finger on the pulse of our communities. There have been more than 340 … Read more

Who Are the Uninsured?

This article was written by Luke Rogers. It was originally published in Random Samplings on September 19, 2017. In 2016, there were about 27.3 million people (8.6 percent of the population) who lacked health insurance coverage according to the latest American Community Survey data. You may wonder what the uninsured population looked like. Were the … Read more

Boosting Health in Everyone’s Hometown

By Jay Walljasper, Senior Fellow at On the Commons and editor of Good health means more than good medical care. Many other things affect how long we live and how healthy we feel—conditions in our housing and neighborhoods, the social and physical environment of our communities, economic opportunities and the levels of stress in our lives. … Read more

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