Studies estimate that social determinants of health influence 50% of health outcomes, yet many communities are reporting unmet social needs like food insecurity or concerns about community safety.
CDC data regarding pregnancy-related deaths from 2007 to 2016 show that disparities in maternal mortality rates persist over time and across age groups.
As urbanization increases, an older, sicker and poorer population remains in rural America. Despite the health care challenges posed by these changes, promising initiatives can improve rural health.
There are fewer obstetricians and primary care providers in rural areas, and many rural communities have lost their hospitals.
High-quality early childhood education is linked to better adult health and higher educational attainment & income.
This series of interactive data visualizations depicts evolving trends in the opioid crisis including–for the first time–unduplicated counts of how many opioid deaths involved specific combinations of prescription opioids, heroin and/or synthetic opioids.
Schools play an important role in screening for mental health issues but often lack the capacity to serve all of their students.
The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. is projected to double over the next few decades as researchers search for an elusive cure.