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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.

Mother depressed by baby in crib.

Postpartum Depression, Mental Health Screening, Pediatrics

Something More than the Baby Blues

<p><em>Why is it important to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression?</em></p>
Tooth with world map inside

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

Oral Health Strategies Around the World

<p>Countries around the world have come up with unique strategies to provide oral health care to vulnerable populations.
US Capital Building

California, Senate Bill, Assembly Bill, Oral Health, Behavioral Health, Opioid Epidemic, Affordable Care Act

New California Health Legislation Update

<p>A summary of notable new health legislation going into effect in 2018.</p>

Advance Care Planning, Advance Care Directives, Serious Illness, Medicare

The Most Important Conversation We Never Have

<p>Talking about death and why advance care planning isn’t pulling the plug on grandma.</p>

healthy choices, sugary beverages, SB 300, obesity, chronic illness

Pop Policy: Making Healthy Beverage Choices Easier

<p>Americans are now buying less sweetened beverages, the largest source of added sugars in the American diet.</p>

Food insecurity, nutrition, Public Health, social determinants of health, WIC, SNAP

Hunger is a Health Issue