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Voting is Good for Your Health: How Health Equity Depends on What Happens at the Ballot Box

Voting is Good for Your Health: How Health Equity Depends on What Happens at the Ballot Box  Kinika Young June 24, 2022 Executive Summary   Many people are aware of the social determinants (or drivers) of health – the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play. But fewer people are

Separate and Unequal: Policies to Promote Dental Care as Essential and Reduce Oral Health Disparities

Separate and Unequal: Policies to Promote Dental Care as Essential and Reduce Oral Health Disparities Kinika Young and Heavyn Jennings January 18, 2022 Executive Summary Dental practices have always been separated from medical practices despite calls, dating back to the 19th century, to integrate dentistry into the primary care delivery system to

Pandemics, Prisons, and Policy: An Overview of Criminal Justice and Public Health in Tennessee

Pandemics, Prisons, and Policy: An Overview of Criminal Justice and Public Health in Tennessee Hadassah Betapudi and Anna Walton December 20, 2021 Executive Summary The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on Tennessee’s incarcerated population have exposed gaping deficiencies in access to healthcare within our state’s criminal justice system. Incarcerated individuals experience