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This paper presents an impact evaluation of three nutritional programs
implemented in Puebla, Mexico, run by DIF, a social assistance institution. The
present study uses both a propensity score matching and weighting in order to
estimate the causal effect of these programs on different areas:...
Every day across America, behavioral health problems in childhood
and adolescence, from anxiety to violence, take a heavy toll on millions of lives. For
decades the approach to these problems has been to treat them only after they’ve been
identified – at a high and ongoing cost to young people,...
The momentum for the integration of substance use disorder (SUD)
and health care services is being driven by (a) a growing body of research evidence
showing better patient outcomes from integrated services, and (b) policy changes
resulting from health care reform. Unfortunately, early signs...
Contrary to popular belief, the United States healthcare system actually
compares poorly to that of many other countries. This paper examines scholarly and
professional reports that highlight the major problems associated with the U.S.
healthcare system, including the rising cost of healthcare,...
The virtual eradication of most infectious diseases has led to the virtual
doubling of life expectancy in the UK and other high-income countries in the last
century or so. The welfare gains associated with the control of infections have been
enormous. The gains in poor countries have been...
Background. In the West, beginning in the early 19th century, the belief
was published that suicide was always, or almost always, the result of a mental
disorder (a medical problem). This belief became established wisdom when psychological
autopsies commenced in mid-20th century. However, should...
Mental health problems affect roughly 1 in 5 adults, and 1 in 10
children at any one time. In rich countries they cause roughly 40% of disability,
absenteeism and underperformance at work, and cost some 7% of GDP. Under ¼ of
those affected are in treatment, though excellent evidence-based...
Using nationally representative household sample survey, census, and
state financial data, this analysis examines the relationship between child health and
per capita health spending in South Sudan. The nexus between public health spending
and health outcomes lends insights into state...
This study analyzes the unique datasets of the Chinese Longitudinal
Healthy Longevity Survey using logistic regression and controlling for various
covariates. Our analyses clearly demonstrate that disabled older parents are more
satisfied with care provided by daughters than sons and that older...
This paper discusses the major trends in scholarship about the relevance
of successful leadership in the contemporary healthcare setting, the special chances
of public health leadership, and leadership functions and competencies for public
health experts in ongoing education programs. The...
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