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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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Only about 5 percent of health impact assessments in the United States have examined federal policies, partly due to challenges in studying national programs. The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, broke ground with a report it released last month that analyzed the effects of proposed nutrition... Read More
The recently reported outbreak of a deadly new type of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia in Hangzhou, China, has once again raised alarm around the world about the growing specter of an untreatable superbug. While not yet identified outside of China, it is likely just a matter of time. Read More
More than half of public school districts in the United States are in rural communities where millions of students struggle with poverty and hunger. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 24 percent of rural children lived in poverty and 686,000 rural households with children were food insecure in 2014. About 95 percent of rural schools participate in the National School Lunch... Read More