Health, Health Care, and Aging


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  • A Planned Parenthood clinic manager prepares her staff for the enactment of a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, Jacksonville, Florida, March 16, 2022, photo by Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters


    Countering Abortion Misinformation in the Post-Roe Environment

    Jul 6, 2022

    Misinformation could become a major barrier to individuals trying to find safe, legal, and quality reproductive care. How might states, health insurers, and technology companies address this problem?

  • A man waits for the subway at the Times Square stop in New York, December 19, 2012, photo by Andrew Burton/Reuters


    How Available and Accessible Are Mental Health Services in NYC?

    Jun 22, 2022

    Across the United States and in New York City in particular, the use of mental health services is low and care is not equitably distributed. Non-Hispanic white individuals are more likely to seek care than non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic individuals. Provider shortages and a lack of integration across service settings are two barriers, and COVID-19 exacerbated these challenges.

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