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More people traveling to Massachusetts for abortion care

In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson overturned the constitutional right to abortion, leading many states to pass laws that restricted abortion access. In the months following the decision, more people traveled to Massachusetts—a state with few restrictions—to access abortion care, according to a recent study.

Better data boosting gun violence prevention efforts

Since federal policy was changed in 2019 to allow funding for gun violence research, multiple databases have been established to track violent deaths across the U.S. The data provide key information for successfully implementing a public health approach to prevent gun violence, according to David Hemenway of Harvard Chan School.