Health Policy & News

New FDA Rule Requires Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mar 17, 2020

In March 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements. Beginning in June 2021, these new cigarette health warnings will be required to appear prominently. The new warnings show the deadly consequences of smoking and will promote greater understanding of the ways in which smoking harms the human body.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Mar 05, 2020

Social workers play an integral part in our nation’s health care system, including how we respond to outbreaks such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Here are resources social workers can use to inform clients about this outbreak and lessen their risk of contracting the disease.


Complimentary Access to DynaMed Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Topic

Dynamed / EBSCO Health

Mar 04, 2020

The DynaMed Infectious Disease Editorial Team is continuously monitoring for updates on guidelines and recommendations and this free topic can be a source of trusted information.
This topic will open to the public until the end of this public health emergency.


Time to Step Up Efforts to Protect Children from Climate Change

Dr. Jerome Paulson

Sep 25, 2019

This American Academy of Pediatrics Voices Blog, authored by Dr. Jerome Paulson, brings attention to the harm that climate change has on the health of children.


National Academies Report: Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care

National Academy of Sciences

Sep 25, 2019

cover of reportHow can services that address social needs be integrated into clinical care? What kind of infrastructure will be needed to facilitate that integration? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, "Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health," identifies and assesses current and emerging approaches and recommends ways to expand and optimize social care in the health care setting.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC 2018 Report

United Nations

May 05, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC has a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.


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