Do School-Based Programs Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents

August 14, 2017
We systematically reviewed the literature to assess the effectiveness of school-based programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) among adolescents in the USA. We searched six databases including PubMed for studies published through May 2017. Eligible studies included...

Setting the Stage: Advancing a Cancer Prevention Agenda for Young Adults

August 14, 2017
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to...

Water Access in the USA: Health Disparities Abound and Solutions Are Urgently Needed

August 11, 2017
The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, riveted the public health community to the problem of water access, highlighting its pernicious influence on low-income, minority families. In the United States, nearly one in two adults and one in four children do not drink tap water on a given day, with even more...

Trumpcare: Is It The Right Treatment For What Ails The American Health-Care System?

August 09, 2017
All health-care systems must strike a delicate balance between cost, quality and access. Though Obamacare focused largely on increasing access to coverage and spreading the cost of illness across the entire population, Trumpcare tips the balance largely in favor of reducing federal spending, at the...

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand?

By Janet M. Coffman and Margaret Fix on July 07, 2017
Enrollment in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, surged with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from 8.6 million in September 2013 to 13.4 million three years later. Medi-Cal now covers nearly one in three Californians. These Medi-Cal enrollees benefit from no- or low-cost...