Health Policy

  • Flavored disposable e-cigarettes attractive to young users proliferated after the most recent round of FDA policy announcements, negating the policies’ intended effects, a Stanford study found.

  • Experts: Public health system needs overhaul

    In the third installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts in government, academia, health care and business said the U.S. government must step up to build and coordinate a true, robust public health system.

  • Moderna protective in prison outbreak

    A Stanford study at a California prison found that although there were more breakthrough COVID-19 infections than before the emergence of the delta variant, vaccinated prison residents had few symptomatic cases.

  • Office of Child Health Equity launched

    Pediatrician Lisa Chamberlain will lead a new office that promotes pediatric health equity via research, community engagement and health policy.

  • With health equity, top-down answers won’t work

    In the second installment of “The Pandemic Puzzle: Lessons from COVID-19,” leaders and experts from government, academia, health care and business said the road to health equity begins and ends in the underserved communities.

  • New Department of Health Policy

    Stanford School of Medicine’s new health policy department will be a hub for research and education on the causes of and solutions to health inequities.

  • How misinformation fuels vaccine hesitancy

    More than two dozen experts discussed how to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines at a virtual conference held Aug. 26.

  • Preparing for the next pandemic

    The Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Graduate School of Business will convene experts in health care, business and government to discuss the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons for recovery and how to prepare for future health threats.

  • Wildfires and school ventilation

    With the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth of wildfires, California schools need to improve their air quality, according to Stanford pediatrician Lisa Patel. Fortunately, the funds are available.

  • Schulman on value of new Alzheimer’s drug

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new and expensive medication for Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not clear it helps. Researcher Kevin Schulman discusses what the government should consider before deciding to cover it.

  • Winslow leads national COVID-19 group

    A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.

  • Cost of gun injuries to minors

    The average cost of initial hospitalization to treat pediatric gun injuries is about $13,000 per patient and has risen in recent decades, a Stanford Medicine study found.


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