Pain in the Nation Series Update: Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths at Record Highs
Annual deaths due to alcohol, drugs or suicide exceeded 156,000 in 2019 and alcohol deaths were higher for every adult age group for the year. Furthermore, preliminary data show that the COVID-19 crisis created higher rates of Americans’ mental distress, substance use, and drug overdose.
The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2021
Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Who are Homebound
Ready or Not 2021: Protecting the Public’s Health Against Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism
Building Trust in and Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine Within Communities of Color and Tribal Nations
Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness
This report assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their level of preparedness for the health effects of climate change and found a great deal of variation in their preparedness to protect residents’ health. Some states have made significant preparations, while others have barely begun this process.
A Blueprint for the 2021 Administration and Congress
The Promise of Good Health for All: Transforming Public Health in America
The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America
The U.S. adult obesity rate tops 40 percent; highest ever recorded. COVID-19 related food insecurity puts more Americans at risk for obesity or worsening obesity.
Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Over half of all students in elementary and secondary schools across the country depend on the National School Lunch Program for a healthy mid-day meal, and 12.5 million students participate in the School Breakfast Program.
COVID-19 Policy Response Brief
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerged in late 2019 and swiftly brought about the worst global public health emergency in a century, inflicting an extraordinary toll on the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of people across the globe.