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The Health Policy Connection features the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health, sharing their views on various health policy-related topics relevant to the current times.

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.

woman wearing mask because of serious smog

Climate change, asthma, allergies, global warming, emergency department visits, ED visits, heat, air pollution, pollen, health

From Climate Change to Emergency Departments

<p>Read our blog below to learn how climate change is linked to an increase in emergency department visits.</p>
coke can pouring out sugar

Sugar, sugar control, soda, sugar ban, sugar sweetened beverages, SSBs, low-income countries, advertising, health, vulnerable populations

Should Sugar be Banned?

<p>Soda companies are targeting vulnerable populations such as low-income countries, children and people of color, negat
SNAP benefits sign in store window

SNAP benefits, food stamps, TANF, Food insecurity, food security, hunger, low-income

What is happening with SNAP benefits?

<p>Currently, 36 million people receive food benefits. This number could greatly change if a proposed rule goes into eff
Swimming pool net

Water, safety, Drowning, Prevention, children, Pools

Drowning Prevention Starts with You

<p>Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children. Continue reading to learn how drowning can be preve