Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, co-authored an article in the Huffington Post about treating the negative health effects of bad social policy.

We’re Asking Health Care to Fix Something It Didn’t Break

We’re starting to understand that poverty causes illness, not just for individuals, but for whole communities. Yet we talk about the effects of substandard housing, poor nutrition, and violence in a vacuum separate from the laws and policies that create and perpetuate these problems in the first place. And then we ask health care to clean up the mess.

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