Teen Dating Violence: What Schools Can Do to Prevent It

Teen Dating Violence: What Schools Can Do to Prevent It Authors: Tonantzin Juarez MS,  Angela Taylor MPH & Jessica McCann MPH Teen dating violence (TDV) is any physical and sexual violence, psychological aggression, and/or stalking within adolescent relationships.TDV can happen in person, online or through technology and is considered a type of intimate partner violence. […]

Creating a Culture of Play

It wasn’t just the friendly, dedicated, professional staff of Piedmont Health Services, Inc. that greeted Shelby Anderson-Badbade when she first arrived at the pediatric clinic in central North Carolina. She was delighted to find one of their in-house creations: a huge smiling duck, built from bright yellow LEGO® blocks. For Anderson-Badbade, senior program manager of […]

New Year, Yet Poverty Remains an Issue for Americans

Authors: Tonantzin Juarez, MS & Jessica McCann, MPH Although January is the start of a new year, expenses during the holiday season, coupled with lower temperatures and increased utility bills, place additional stress on families. January is also Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty […]

World AIDS Day: We Must Remember and Continue Advocating

Author: Tonantzin Juarez, MS World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1st as a way to remember the millions of lives lost to the disease and continue to raise awareness. For its 35th anniversary the theme chosen is “World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit”. This year’s emphasis of remembering and committing resonates […]

The Complexities of the ADHD Medication Shortage

October 17, 2023 Author: Lynsey Grzejszczak, MHA For over a year, the United States has been facing a shortage of Adderall, a stimulant medication popular for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This shortage has impacted 141 different formulations of common stimulant ADHD medications, including Concerta, Ritalin and Vyvanse. The result is either a low […]

AI Fundamentals and Applications in Primary Care: Webinar on Oct. 26

Upcoming Webinar: AI Fundamentals and Applications in Primary Care Thursday, October 26, 2023  1 pm ET | 10 am PT  Register The Weitzman Institute and the Moses/Weitzman Health System are pleased to present the latest installment of our series of informative discussions with an exclusive panel of global experts driving the development of Artificial Intelligence […]

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 […]