Pew’s Health Initiatives
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The Pew Charitable Trusts is working to protect the health of all Americans through a variety of projects, conducting fact-based research and seeking nonpartisan policy solutions. From stemming the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths to reducing risks from foodborne pathogens, Pew endeavors to improve the public’s health and well-being.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts offered comments on a draft guidance document issued by the Food and Drug Administration in March 2018 regarding which active drug ingredients—known as bulk drug substances—can be used by outsourcing facilities (businesses that compound stock supplies of drugs). Read More
A new kind of dental provider is being created: dental therapists, who are much like physician assistants in a medical office. In this episode host Dan LeDuc heads to Minnesota to join one of them, Christy Jo Fogarty, as she travels the state to bring dental care to children, many of whom have never been to a dentist before. Read More
Factors such as housing, transportation, and education can all affect people’s health, but decision-makers in these and similar sectors might not know about or act on these connections. A tool known as a health impact assessment (HIA) can help identify the potential health effects of a proposed policy, project, plan, or program, in part, by bringing a wider range of stakeholders into the... Read More