• Title X Regulatory Changes and Their Impact on Adolescent Health

    7 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Title X of the Public Health Act has provided access to confidential reproductive care for low-income adolescents and adults since 1970, helping to bring adolescent pregnancy rates to historic lows. Recent regulatory changes in program funding eligibility and provider counseling options may reverse this trend. This policy brief will address the history and impact of Title X funding on adolescent access to reproductive health care, explain the implications of these recent regulatory changes in Title X implementation, and encourage advocacy to protect health care provider practice and...
    Read more ...

     

  • BU study highlights the need for more state-level alcohol control laws

    7 days ago - By News Medical

    A new Boston University School of Public Health study finds a substantial increase in the number and strength of state laws to reduce impaired driving over the last 20 years, while laws to reduce excessive drinking remained unchanged.
    Read more ...

     

  • Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

    7 days ago - By News Medical

    Pregnant urban African American and immigrant Afro-Caribbean women are more likely to receive the prenatal health information they need if they are given access to mhealth apps like Text4baby.
    Read more ...