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The Health Policy Connection strives to facilitate lively discussions about health policy. We hope to feature the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health. We encourage your active participation.

Please note that the views and opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Loma Linda University Health or the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

End of Life Option Act, Physician Assisted Dying, and Terminally Ill Patients

Is this the end of the “End of Life Option Act”?

Riverside County Superior Court recently overturned a state law that gives terminally-ill individual an option to end their own lives.

FDA, addiction, cigarettes, nicotine

A Nicotine Reduction Strategy

The FDA is considering reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes. How did we get to this point & what may go wrong?

Mental Health Screening, Pediatrics, Postpartum Depression

Something More than the Baby Blues

Why is it important to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression?

Canada, Community Programs, Denmark, Global Oral Health, Sweden, “Toothfriendly”

Oral Health Strategies Around the World

Countries around the world have come up with unique strategies to provide oral health care to vulnerable populations.