Activist Organizers’ Hopes for 2018 from Movements around the World | Alternet

Across the globe, 2017 brought us to new lows. Yet, even as crisis after crisis shook us to the ground, they also inspired many to rise up and take to the streets and other venues of popular power. Donald Trump as president awakened millions, sparked new cross-sectoral coalitions, and galvanized people to creative and effective … Continue reading Activist Organizers’ Hopes for 2018 from Movements around the World | Alternet

4 of the Biggest Fake Threats to Free Speech On Campus Invented by Right-Wingers | Alternet

The issue of free speech on college campuses is sure to be a hot one in 2018. Unfortunately, the media too often ignores genuine threats to free speech, instead focusing on the insincere outrage of fascists, racists and others with grotesque views, who cynically portray themselves as martyrs to the First Amendment. Source: 4 of … Continue reading 4 of the Biggest Fake Threats to Free Speech On Campus Invented by Right-Wingers | Alternet

Opioid Prescription Rates And Child Removals: Evidence From Florida | Health Affairs

A critical aspect of the opioid epidemic is its effect on the ability of opioid-dependent parents to care for their children. In this article we investigate the association between the rate of removals of children from their homes and the opioid prescription rate in Florida counties during 2012–15. We performed a panel data analysis of … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Rates And Child Removals: Evidence From Florida | Health Affairs

Tackling The Mental Health Crisis In Emergency Departments: Look Upstream For Solutions

The United States is in the middle of a well-documented mental health crisis. In 2015, 127,500 Americans died from drug or alcohol-related causes or suicide. This translates into 350 deaths per day, and one person dying of a preventable cause every four minutes. This crisis, which continues to worsen, is hitting emergency departments (EDs) particularly hard. … Continue reading Tackling The Mental Health Crisis In Emergency Departments: Look Upstream For Solutions