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Data Brief Helps Put COVID-19 in Context: Racism, Segregation, and Racial Inequities in Philadelphia

Researchers from Dornsife's Urban Health Collaborative published a data brief on how racially segregated communities in Philadelphia are disproportionally being affected by COVID-19.

The findings have implications for both short- and long-term multi-sectoral solutions to mitigate inequities.

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Can better messaging on instagram improve vaccination rates?

Trying to Help Parents Decide to Vaccinate Kids Against HPV? Consider Storytelling.

Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts.

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Disease Outbreaks Are Increasing. A Drexel Study Shows that Legislators are Taking Action

Vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks are increasing in frequency in the United States, but this trend is also met with an uptick in legislation aimed at increasing childhood vaccination in places where those epidemics occurred, according to findings published today in JAMA Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

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Dornsife Work Asks Pediatric Care Providers to Address New High-Risk Smoking Behaviors

Drexel MDs publish a review underscoring the need for health care professionals who work with adolescents and their families to respond to the new types of smoking risks emerging today, with the rise of vaping.

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Dornsife Researchers Detail Tool to Assess Disaster-Related Health Risks for Vulnerable Populations

Dornsife researchers published a special issue on public health emergency preparedness to coincide with national emergency preparedness month.

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196,000 Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage in Past 3 Years; Yet Some Upsides Remain, Drexel Study Says

The national implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 was associated with gains in health insurance coverage for youth, but some of those gains have reversed during the past three years, according to findings published this month in Academic Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.