Findings
2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is your state?

The annual report released today on the health status of every U.S. state celebrated meaningful progress but warned that rising drug deaths, obesity and child poverty are serious areas of concern.
AJPH study: Medicaid coverage linked to improved access to outpatient care, control of chronic disease

AJPH study: Medicaid coverage linked to improved access to outpatient care, control of chronic disease

New research in the American Journal of Public Health highlights how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is creating a healthier U.S.

Study: Adolescent alcohol, drug use with or without a parent’s knowledge results in negative consequences

Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs – both with and without a parent’s knowledge – are at great risk.

Study: TV binge-watching associated with negative mental health effects

With the availability of newer technology and instant video streaming services increasing, TV binge-watching has become a cultural phenomenon. In fact, binge-watching is significantly associated with TV addiction and other negative mental health effects.

Study: 1 in 3 college students is food insecure

Food insecurity — or lack of consistent access to adequate foods — is a persistent public health concern across the nation, especially for college students?

Study: Risking money = people lose more weight

An increasing number of Americans are trying to lose weight. They may lose more weight by risking money on their ability to lose it.

Study: People who don’t understand the Affordable Care Act don’t like it

The Affordable Care Act has helped 16.4 million uninsured people gain health coverage, but roughly half of Americans don’t support the law. Misinformation is a big reason why.

Study: Mothers with low milk supply breastfeed longer when using social media, Internet for advice

We live in an interconnected, online world and everything is affected — even breastfeeding. Thanks to the Internet and social media, mothers with low milk supply have been able to breastfeed longer than if they didn’t have access to online channels
AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

AJPH study: Police killings more likely in states with more gun owners

New research from the American Journal of Public Health investigated the impact of statewide gun ownership on the safety of police officers. Read on to learn what researchers found.

AJPH research addresses obesity, kindergarten social skills and LGBT biases in health care

Did you catch the latest public health findings from the American Journal of Public Health? Read on to hear the latest and check out what media outlets had to say about the new research.
Q&A with CDC researcher, Mark Faul: Disparities in naloxone administration

Q&A with CDC researcher, Mark Faul: Disparities in naloxone administration

A recent study from AJPH looks at the use of naloxone in treating opioid overdoses and how disparities interact with the administration of the drug. Hear more from our Q&A with the lead researcher.
AJPH study: E-cigarette users less likely to stop, cut back on cigarette smoking

AJPH study: E-cigarette users less likely to stop, cut back on cigarette smoking

New research from the American Journal of Public Health draws question on e-cigarettes' role in smoking cessation.