States are just now becoming aware of a five-year-old federal policy.
While the U.S. continues to focus mainly on the opioid crisis, cocaine is quietly making a comeback and has become one of the biggest overdose killers of African Americans when tainted with fentanyl.
Food Not Bombs is appealing the latest ruling in a case that challenged restrictions on sharing food with the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The flat immunization rates worry public health officials who say the vaccine is the best weapon to prevent the flu.
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Hiring managers say competition with the private sector and other factors make it difficult to recruit and retain staff. A new Center for State and Local Government Excellence report details ways that local governments have succeeded despite these challenges.
The slogan went viral on Twitter when users commented that the ads missed the mark. State officials say the discussion the campaign prompted is exactly the point.
Although many consumers pay nothing out of pocket for flu shots, insurers foot the bill. And those prices vary dramatically.
Virginia Beach has opened a resiliency center to provide mental health resources to all victims impacted by the May 31 attack.
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A fairly minor policy option could make a major difference: increasing access to Medicaid for postpartum women.
Fishers, Indiana established a city-wide mental health task force to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Five years in, officials say the results are real.
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The census deployed the only end-to-end test for the 2020 census in Rhode Island. But it didn’t assess efforts to reach communities of people who could be hesitant to participate, something local leaders are now trying to figure out.
The flavor bans that are currently sweeping the country have more to do with e-cigarettes than menthol cigarettes.
State officials in Montana estimate that up to 12,000 people will lose health coverage when work requirements are put in place.
Many cases of vaping-related injury seem to involve THC, health officials say. That's led some states to take another look at the safety of the regulated cannabis market, as well as the black market.
New York City is trying to make healthy food more accessible to its residents, including helping low-income people shop at farmers markets.
The number of babies born before 37 weeks of gestation rose nationally for the fourth consecutive year, according to data from March of Dimes.
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