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Patients Insured By a Marketplace Health Plan are Less Likely to Receive a Mental Health Medical Appointment Than Those Covered by Medicaid or Employer-sponsored Insurance

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

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Survey Suggests Community Support for Proposed Overdose Prevention Site in Philadelphia

Ninety percent of residents and 63 percent of business owners and staff surveyed in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood support opening an overdose prevention site in their community, according to a study led by researchers at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health published this week in the Journal of Urban Health. 

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Public Health Campaigns Need Greater Emphasis on Complementary Role of Condoms and Vaccination to Prevent HPV among Gay Men

Public health efforts must emphasize condom use and vaccination together to reduce human papillomavirus (HPV) cases among young sexually active gay men, according to researchers at  Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health  published today in the journal  Vaccine . The work builds on other studies demonstrating success of these methods by modeling how many HPV cases can be prevented by increasing the number of people vaccinated.

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Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The program involving the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine will combine public health qualitative and quantitative assessment and research methods with a grassroots engagement in communities that are often not invited to make their own decisions for health care.

Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. But a new study out of Drexel University suggests that even planned and advised weight loss could also be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored.

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Keeping First Responders Safe: Drexel-Developed Safety Climate Scale Helps Fire Departments Reach Health and Wellness Goals

A new scale, that effectively measures the safety climate of a fire department, has been developed by researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, according to a paper published today in the journal Safety Science.