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.
Given that the burden of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) has increased globally and the best treatment for ESKD is transplantation, this issue brief highlights existing challenges and recommendations for deceased donor kidney transplantation programs in developing countries.Learn More
The COVID-19 pandemic brought additional stressors to healthcare workers (HCWs) who were already experiencing mental health issues such as burnout, PTSD, and suicide. This brief provides an overview of the pandemic's increased mental health strain on HCWs, the potential for long term effects, and the outlook post-pandemic.Learn More
California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) aims to improve health outcomes of Medi-Cal enrollees by focusing on population health, person-centered care, and streamlined processes. This issue brief reviews CalAIM's guiding principles, primary goals, and whole-person approach.Learn More
Compared to the general population, university students in the United States face a higher burden of food insecurity, which negatively affects their physical, mental, emotional and academic wellbeing. This brief reviews the reasons for food insecurity among university students, the barriers they face and possible solutions to this critical issue.Learn More