High schools and universities should work together, with the support of policymakers, to develop programs that would provide a wider spectrum of U.S. students with the opportunity to take a purposeful gap year—and enter college with some real-world adult experience behind them.
Higher levels of social spending are strongly associated with better health outcomes in many countries, with this link strengthening over time. The association also holds when looking at regional differences within the United States, where spending varies state-by-state.
This cross-national analysis explores the association between social spending and population health outcomes. It widens the scope of the previous analysis, incorporating social capital and income inequality and looks at associations across US states.
Older adults are less likely than younger adults to use "maximizing," a strategy for making life choices that seeks the very best option rather than a choosing a "good enough" option, which may contribute to greater emotional well-being among the older population.
Using a community-based participatory approach, this study provided rich data regarding patient preferences for mental health care in a Mexican farmworker community, enabling a federally qualified health centre serving the community to provide patient-centered mental health care.
This paper reflects on the variety and evolution of population-scale genome-sequencing initiatives, examining their diverse aims, activities, management and governance approaches, impacts, and policy and research implications.
This large-scale study compares the long-term health outcomes and mortality risks among veteran and non-veteran participants of the Women's Health Initiative, a set of studies that looks for health risk associations in postmenopausal women.
Helping mothers get back to work has many benefits. It supports women's economic independence, helps reduce the gender pay gap, and boosts the economy. Perhaps most importantly, it could keep more children out of poverty.
The number of unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended at the U.S. southwest border is on the rise again, the majority of them coming not from Mexico, but from Central America. Research could provide valuable information to policymakers as they try to find ways to help young immigrants.