Topic: North America

Diets of low-income adults in federal food program SNAP need improvement

October 9, 2012 -- Researchers offer policy recommendations to better address dual challenges of food insecurity and obesity in low-income Americans More than 44.7 million Americans — roughly one in seven — receive benefits to purchase food from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

Health Policy News: Chicago's new handgun ordinance won't make families safer

HSPH’s David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Youth Violence Prevention Center, is quoted in a Chicago Tribune op-ed (July 9, 2010) which argues against Chicago’s new handgun ordinance. The article cites research by Hemenway and colleagues on firearms and…