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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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Health Affairs: Expanding Where Dental Therapists Can Practice Could Increase Americans’ Access to Cost-Efficient Care
Since 1923, more than 50 countries have improved access to dental care by allowing midlevel providers—frequently called dental therapists—to offer preventive and restorative treatment, primarily in the public sector, including in schools. A growing body of research has found that dental therapists provide high-quality, cost-effective treatment and improve access to care for... Read More
Scientific, economic, and regulatory barriers have led many major pharmaceutical companies to limit or stop investing in antibiotic innovation, just as the rise of resistant “superbugs” makes it more important than ever to develop novel antimicrobial drugs. The world needs new, targeted scientific research and innovative policies to revitalize the drug pipeline, produce new... Read More
Lunchtime at Lee County Elementary School tends to be a full house, especially since 2014, when two elementary schools merged. More than 8 in 10 of the school’s students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, and the food served in the cafeteria is often their best source of nutrition each day. One challenge created by the merger was greater demand for fresh produce and a lack of space to... Read More