The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced access to children’s preventive care across the country, with some providers reporting a 70 to 80 percent decrease in well-child visits, and far fewer children receiving vital in-person services, such as immunizations. Some primary care practices also have limited their services or shut down to comply with mandatory social distancing […]
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About Rebecca Cooper
Rebecca Cooper joined NASHP in July 2019 and works on a variety of projects focusing on population health and state strategies to leverage access to care and preventive services. Prior to joining NASHP, she worked at the Healthcare Value Hub on strategies to increase high-value care, decrease low-value care, and focus more attention on the social determinants of health. She also volunteered with Avodah through Americorps, working to increase and improve affordable housing for adults in mental health recovery. She has a BA in global health and the environment from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPH with a concentration in health policy and management from George Washington University.
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Scientists agree that climate change poses a great threat to the environment, impacting people’s health directly and indirectly, and many states are rapidly taking steps to reduce carbon emissions. From seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease, the changing climate poses serious consequences for vulnerable populations, specifically children, pregnant women, and the elderly. At the […]
Vaccines are a powerful and cost-effective tool to prevent diseases and save lives. Once common, deadly diseases such as polio, measles, and mumps are preventable and smallpox no longer exists outside of a laboratory. According to research estimates, of 4.3 million infants born in the United States in 2009, vaccines will prevent 40,000 deaths and […]