Monthly Archives: August 2014

HJ News and Resource Roundup 8/21/14

After a bit of a summer hiatus, we’re back with an action-packed roundup for you! Keep reading below for coverage of the latest in local health and wellness, mental health, health disparities, reproductive justice and interesting updates on the ACA in-action.

Local and timely news:

Brookdale University Hospital struggles to control workplace violence.

The Monument Quilt, an ongoing project dedicated to honoring rape victims, comes to the Queens museum

City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, takes a bold and admirable step to encourage early testing for HPV.

Mental Health:

Mental Health Cops in San Antonio focus their efforts on “Smart Justice.”

A photographer provides insight into living with anxiety in hopes of reducing stigma.

A mother’s views on the failures of drug treatment courts.

Health disparities:

How stigma, discrimination and systematic failures are undermining the health of black women.

The CDC reports that nearly 40 percent of Americans — particularly people of color and women — will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives.

Women’s Health:

How violence and police brutality are threatening reproductive justice.

70 percent of voters believe access to abortion should not be restricted.

ACA:

Has the Affordable Care Act improved mental health parity in practice?

How Medicaid plans to pay out for managed care.

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