Addressing Food Insecurity in School-Based Settings: One Year Later

Authors: Angela Taylor and Tonantzin Juarez A year ago, Weitzman’s policy team published a policy brief, “Addressing Food Insecurity in School-Based Settings: Keeping Youth Fed as Costs Rise.” This brief discussed initiatives and federal programs that helped feed school-aged children during the pandemic and what policies needed to be implemented to keep children fed during […]

Learn More About the AI Revolution in our Live Broadcast on Sept. 7

AI is here. Are you ready? Join us for a live broadcast, An Introduction to AI in Healthcare for FQHCs, on Thursday, September 7, at 1 PM ET. Register today. This broadcast will explore the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution and its potentially transformative effect on healthcare delivered by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): the pros […]

Blog: Primary Care Physicians: A New Prescription for Remedying Community Violence

Author: Darius Parakh  July 2023 marked a dark milestone for communities across America. On July 17th, a shooting in Hampton, Georgia, which left four dead and two injured, became the 30th mass shooting recorded this year. Hampton’s mass shooting reflects a disturbing trend, with the number of mass shootings up by 15% since the beginning […]

Blog: The Role of School-Based Health Centers in Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Author: Adam Elzarka Federal encounters with unaccompanied migrant children reached an all-time high at the U.S. – Mexico border in 2022, with nearly 150,000 unaccompanied migrant children being apprehended. Unaccompanied migrant children are defined as minors under the age of 18 who do not have U.S. immigration status or a guardian who can provide reasonable […]

2023 Health Policy Summer Intern Blog Series

This summer, the Weitzman Institute was pleased to welcome our inaugural cohort of Health Policy Summer Interns. As part of their internship, our interns had the opportunity to write a blog highlighting a health policy topic that aligned with their interests and is relevant to the challenges underserved communities face in our healthcare system. During […]

Blog: Building Partnerships for Success: Collaborative Approaches to School-Based Health Centers

Author: Jilkiah Bryant Unlocking Academic Potential: The Link between Health and Education in School-Based Health Centers: Children and youth in low-income areas across the United States confront serious health risks and barriers to accessing adequate healthcare. Unmet health requirements have a substantial influence on students’ capacity to study and engage fully in school. Students with […]