Publications

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The Economic Impact of Closing the Minority Earnings Gap

October 24, 2013 | Report

There is a substantial earnings gap between non‐Hispanic whites and persons of color in the U.S. that applies to males and females across all ages.

Tradeoffs in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Research

June 16, 2013 | Online Article

It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.

Connecting U.S. Health Expenditures with the Health Sector Workforce

June 03, 2013 | Online Article

The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that U.S. health care spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010.

State Efforts to Address Obesity Prevention in Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

September 15, 2012 | Report

This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.

The Effects of Changes in WIC Food Packages on Redemptions

January 12, 2012 | Report

Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.

Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies in Delaware

May 24, 2010 | Report

This study examines the impact of Delaware's nutrition and physical activity standards, which were designed to prevent childhood obesity.

Learning from State Surveillance of Childhood Obesity

March 01, 2010 | Online Article

This paper examines the current methods employed in various states to conduct BMI surveillance and concludes that the use of electronic state health and immunization registries may be the most effective tool for gathering childhood BMI data.