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Underinsurance Remains Major Problem for Millions in U.S., Study Finds

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Thirty-one million people in the United States were underinsured in 2014, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study. The proportion of Americans with health insurance all year but also high deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses relative to income was statistically unchanged since 2010, after nearly doubling between 2003 and 2010. Read more about it here.

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Findings from a Survey of Health Care Delivery Innovation Centers

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Health care innovation centers around the country are working to discover, develop, test, and spread new models of care delivery—in hospitals, clinics, and patients’ homes.  Between November 2014 and January 2015, The Commonwealth Fund conducted an online survey of innovation centers affiliated with health care organizations to learn about their potential role in promoting health system transformation. Read about it …

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NYC’s First Lady Explains Ambitious Plan To Improve Mental Health Services

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When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his executive budget tomorrow, it will include $54.4 million in new funding for mental health programs across the city. There’s also a promise that that number will increase to $78.3 million the following year. The mayor’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is spearheading the effort and announced the proposed funding yesterday. Included in …

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Is Big Food keeping its promise to kids?

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Evaluating Industry Self-Regulation of Food Marketing to Children This first ever study of its kind examines whether major food and beverage companies are meeting their pledges to advertise healthier products to kids. Read about it here.  

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New collection of research on healthy school environments

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Apart from their homes, most children spend more time at school than any other place. A growing body of research shows that healthier school meals and snacks can help improve kids’ diets and may help reduce obesity, while increased physical activity for students improves health as well as academic achievement. Read more about it here.

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