In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water supply, switching from Lake Huron water piped in from Detroit to its own Flint River. The river water wasn’t properly treated, and so it corroded the city’s lead pipes, carrying the toxic metal through the community’s faucets. Thousands of children were poisoned, and twelve
This tip sheet, from two journalists who grew up poor and still have strong ties to the working class, is meant to help newsrooms do a better job covering poverty and people with limited resources.
Low-wage employers in Washington DC discriminate against applicants with longer commutes and, to a lesser extent, those with stereotypically “black” names, according to a forthcoming study.
Nearly 2 million low-income families affected by cardiovascular disease face high or catastrophic financial burdens due to out-of-pocket costs.
The likelihood that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has HIV today is linked to whether her country was once colonized by Britain or a continental European country.
Low-income workers asked to verify that they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are less likely to claim the wage subsidy -- or even file a federal tax return, a new paper finds.
Nearly one-third of mayors believe that city policies won’t lessen health disparities, according to new research from Drexel University.
Research examining the health effects of bike sharing, distribution of access to these services, use of helmets and more.
Do food labels work? This roundup highlights studies that explore effects of food labeling campaigns on consumer perceptions and purchases.
Loss of obstetric services at hospitals in rural counties puts mothers at a higher risk of preterm birth and birth outside of a hospital.