Advancing Equity through Advocacy

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD and Marcus Smith Encouraging our public officials to address the needs of children, in contrast to prioritizing their voting constituents, is a daunting challenge. Despite the often-cited truth that “children are our future,” support for children’s issues is often lacking and demands that […]

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Food Insecurity: A Rising Pandemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic has cracked open and exposed the perils of deeply ingrained inequities on many fronts: economic, social, educational, judicial and medical. We see the impact of these inequities in a variety of ways, including through rising rates of food insecurity. As […]

Pandemic Breastfeeding

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH It’s a great time to review the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, babies, and the environment as August is National Breastfeeding Month.  This particular year, it is also worth looking at the value of breastfeeding in the middle of a pandemic and precautions […]