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Closing the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap
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Closing the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap

Black and Brown populations have continued to fall behind the average life expectancy of white populations—a chasm that has widened considerably in the wake of COVID-19.

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3945 2958 Hannah Edmondson
Year in Review: Building an Equitable Healthcare System
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Year in Review: Building an Equitable Healthcare System

The healthcare system is not devoid of disparities despite being integral to our lives. An overhaul, not reform, will be necessary to ensure that care is accessible for all.

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1920 1280 Dominique Stewart
Year in Review: Demanding Reproductive Justice
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Year in Review: Demanding Reproductive Justice

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade this year, the urgency to protect access to abortions and other reproductive care became a top priority countrywide.

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2400 1600 Nicole Cardoza
The Fight Against Pesticides in Communities of Color
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The Fight Against Pesticides in Communities of Color

Pesticides have a long history in communities of color in the United States, and like most issues that affect these communities, it is rooted in institutional racism.

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2400 1600 Renée Cherez
The Cost of Blocking Paid Sick Leave
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The Cost of Blocking Paid Sick Leave

The pandemic and halted railroad strike underscore the need for universal paid sick leave, especially for low-wage workers.

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How Population Collapse Revived a Pro-Birth Movement
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How Population Collapse Revived a Pro-Birth Movement

Concerns of an imminent population collapse stoke fear that humanity is about to face its biggest threat due to declining birth rates globally.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
The Complicated History of Social Work
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The Complicated History of Social Work

Proposals to replace policing with social work ignore the past and present role of a system that implements and oversees racist policies in the United States.

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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People
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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People

Historically, the United States government has stripped, ignored, and infringed on the water rights of Indigenous communities.

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2400 1600 Tiffany Onyejiaka
Healing Black Youth’s Mental Health
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Healing Black Youth’s Mental Health

The formative years for Black youth is often shaped by individual and mass trauma, which is having a devasting effect on their mental health.

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2400 1349 Sydney Cobb
Amplifying the Need for Mental Healthcare for Immigrants
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Amplifying the Need for Mental Healthcare for Immigrants

As they grapple with common economic and personal hardships, structural and cultural hurdles place an additional burden on immigrants’ mental health.

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1920 1280 Kayla Hui, MPH