Policy Brief

Issue at a Glance

IHPL periodically develops briefs on current issues with a special focus on oral health, hunger, and mental/behavioral health.  We hope that our “Issue At A Glance” will inform our readers and spark a dialogue among stakeholders to better promote health and prevent disease. To access previous issues, please visit our archive. 

Issue Briefs

March 2020. Childhood Food Insecurity and School Meals

Millions of food insecure children receive a large amount of their caloric intake from school meal programs. There must be an emphasis on protecting federal nutrition standards and expanding the eligibility criteria of the school meal programs to ensure that every child has access to healthy meals during school.

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February 2020. Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health issue that affects millions of people regardless of education, economic status, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. The abuse can lead to various health problems as well as economic and societal impacts. This brief discusses IPV, the causes, the effects, and various ways to address IPV to help prevent it.

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