In late October 2018, the Trump Administration announced a policy that may stabilize, and strengthen, the nongroup health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Surveys allow us to ask fundamental questions about people’s internal states (emotions, expectations, opinions, etc.) that cannot often be learned from observational data alone. Through sampling, survey statisticians are able to select respondents in a way that closely reflects a population’s composition. For decades, high-quality statistical estimates generated with these methods have transformed the landscape of public policy, business, and social science research.
As U.S. public schools become increasingly diverse racially, culturally and economically, they are turning to social emotional programs to better serve the different ways in which students interact with and invest in schooling and their education. Social emotional learning (SEL) creates learning environments that are positive, safe and productive for learning, supporting students in school, career and life success.
Health Equity may have been the theme of this year’s APHA Annual Meeting, but what really stole the show were the topics of media, money, and politics. While meeting our daily step goals (even without participating in the Steps Challenge) traversing between the San Diego convention center and the Hilton to attend various oral presentations, films, and networking events, these three domains and their impact on our ability to achieve health equity as a nation was ever present.