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.


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

How Medicaid plans to pay out for managed care.

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