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Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, TX
Where Are the Majority Who Support Vaccines?
The number of anti-vaccine bills filed in Texas has risen, yet many Texans support vaccine policy. Fellow Kirstin R.W. Matthews and nonresident scholar Rekha Lakshmanan examine the stakes of legislative engagement in public health initiatives and provide a call to action for Texans to embrace public health as an act of freedom.
Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Rekha Lakshmanan April 29, 2024
Hospital waiting room
Tackling Root Causes: Screening and Addressing Non-Medical Drivers of Health
Non-medical drivers of health, also known as social determinants of health, have a significant impact on health outcomes. As fellow Sandra McKay and her co-authors explain, adequate funding to identify and address non-medical drivers — housing and food insecurity, transport issues, and financial strain — can improve patients’ health and health care delivery systems, while also reducing costs.
Sandra McKay, Zoabe Hafeez, Mallika Mathur, Sheela Gavvala, Ashley Gibson, Linh Nguyen, Christopher F. Kulesza, Logan Thornton, Yen-Chi Le March 29, 2024
Carbon+Nanotubes
Balancing Safety and Innovation: Shaping Responsible Carbon Nanotube Policy
Qualities like amazing tensile strength and electrical conductivity offer a huge range of uses for carbon nanotubes. In a new policy brief, fellow Rachel A. Meidl and her co-authors Dana Goerzen and Daniel A. Heller explain that to ensure carbon nanotubes’ role in a circular, sustainable economy, a coordinated system for classifying, testing, and identifying CNTs and a life cycle approach to risk assessments are needed to better understand impacts to facilitate consistent communication among researchers, industries, and policymakers.
Dana Goerzen, Daniel A. Heller, Rachel A. Meidl February 28, 2024