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medicaid expansion, Medicaid Coverage, Employment, Chronic Illness, Disability, Mental Health

Most Who Enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Already Either Work or Can’t Work, Study Shows

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Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, a new study finds. Another 11 percent can’t work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions. And about 1 in 4 enrollees are out of work but also are much more likely to be in poor health. The new findings may inform discussions of potential work requirements for poor and near-poor Americans who qualify for expanded Medicaid.

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extreme poverty, Poverty, Big Data, Mobile Phone, Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal, Computer Science, Machine Learning, GIs

New Mapping Technique Can Help Fight Extreme Poverty

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A new mapping technique, described in the Nov. 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, shows how researchers are developing computational tools that combine cellphone records with data from satellites and geographic information systems to create timely and incredibly detailed poverty maps. Unlike surveys or censuses, which can take years and cost millions of dollars, these maps can be generated quickly and cost-efficiently.

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Greg Duncan, Child Development, Research, Brain, Education, Poverty

UCI Wins Federal Grant to Explore Link Between Family Income, Early Brain Development

Based on a growing body of small-scale studies documenting that brain development in children from low-income households differs from brain development in children from higher-income households, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has awarded $7.8 million to the University of California, Irvine for a five-year research project.

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Sociology, Economics, disadvantaged populations, disadvantaged youth, Childhood, Poverty, Inequality, Disparities

Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Face Joblessness, Lower Income as Adults

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University study shows a child’s neighborhood impacts his or her economic well-being into adulthood.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Preschool Depression, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Clinical Depression, Adolescent Health

Early Childhood Adversities Linked to Health Problems in Tweens, Teens

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a pathway in the brain that seems to connect exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood with depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Health, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation

Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students

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Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of scholars evaluated the outcomes of Achieve 225, a program designed to promote physical activity and nutrition in schools.

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Breastfeeding, Haiti, Women's Health, Poverty, Economics

Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

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New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, a health issue that could be rectified with social support, researchers from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis found in a study in Haiti.

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Northwestern University, Economics, Research, Global, Poverty

Renowned Economists Launch Global Poverty Research Lab

Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute has launched the Global Poverty Research Lab, a collaborative research center that uses empirical evidence to address the challenges of overcoming poverty and to improve well-being in the developing world.







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