A recent report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office outlined a list of strategies for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen oversight and inspections.
Regardless of the individual contributing causes of greater risk of obesity in rural areas, experts are mostly in agreement that more effective programs are needed in rural areas to assist people in learning how to live healthier lives.
COMMENTARY | States like New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts are moving forward with data-driven approaches to treating opioid addictions.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Montana preps for another difficult wildfire season … Charlotte’s uncharted scooter territory … and N.J. governor makes first legalized sports bet.
The program, which began in April, has distributed roughly 6,000 condoms.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas looks to reform “generous” bulk trash rules … Tenn. vice mayor charged in food stamp conspiracy … and a Maine town warns of caterpillar hazard.
“This is not the end all answer to the opioid crisis, but it is certainly a significant step forward in the right direction,” according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s health officer.
Public health and medical officials are grappling with a surge in demand for marijuana addiction treatment.
Corporations are teaming with mayors to boost the issue’s visibility.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Capping city manager pay in California … N.Y.C. halts expansion of composting program … and resettling Hawaii residents displaced by lava.
With state legislators deciding this week to extend the program to 400,000 citizens, the drawn-out battle over Obamacare’s signature provision draws nearer to an end.
A Federal Reserve study looked at how people assessed the state of their local economy and the national economy, to see if the “deaths of despair” hypothesis of the opioid abuse crisis held true.
If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.
A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle City Council OKs employee head tax … prosecutor drops charges against Mo. governor … and Detroit sues downtown’s largest landowner.
The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a farm in Hyde County, North Carolina.
In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
It's the worst E. coli outbreak since 2006.
Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Swearing in New Orleans’ first woman mayor … why Amazon poopooed Detroit for HQ2 … Chicago suburb looks to outsource firefighting … and Iowa’s state auditor sets record pace in hunt for fraud.
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