Hunger is a persistent and growing problem throughout Maine. According to USDA statistics released earlier this month, 6.4 percent of the state’s households have faced very low food security—the highest figure in New England and the fifth-highest nationwide.
At a time when there is no concrete solution to the epidemic, the women in the Bird Sisters house find themselves taking charge of their own recovery process.
The story of one county where the sweeping effects of the national opioid epidemic have infiltrated the entire community.
Many Latin American countries have turned to Conditional Cash Transfer policies (CCTs) as a way to combat rampant inequality and poverty. The premise is simple: give poor families small sums of cash as long as they keep their kids in school, get them vaccinated, and seek regular medical checkups for children and mothers.
“‘The city you deserve’ is one that is fiscally responsible, ethical, fair, equitable for people no matter what side of town they live. “
Decriminalization and health-centered policies represent a novel approach to substance abuse in the United States
Alyson Rose-Wood spoke to The Contemporary about her career in public health, global experiences and the disparities in U.S. health infrastructure.