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It was just over three years ago, in 2019, that the NFL implemented a formal program to manage its employees’ mental health needs. That came as part of a new collective bargaining agreement, after the NFL Players Association pushed hard for its creation. Among other things, the agreement mandates that each team have a licensed behavioral health clinician on staff.
Child vaccination rates dipped into dangerous territory during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered, and most doctors were only seeing emergency patients.
The donation to Crossing Healthcare was a one-time gift to pay only for the buildings. It was up to clinic staff to find money to run the programs, and that has proven difficult.
Divided rule used to be common in the states: State legislators worked across the aisle and with governors to get things done. But on many issues, bipartisanship in states is increasingly rare — because it’s increasingly unnecessary.
This winter has already brought significant snowfall to much of the U.S. Historically, more snow has meant more road salt. It’s an effective way to clear roads — but also brings cascading environmental impacts as it washes into rivers and streams. Some state and local agencies are trying new ways to use less salt.
A 1990 federal law called for remains to be returned to descendants or tribal nations. Why haven’t these been?
Advocates say electric grid operators need to update their planning process to better prepare for extreme weather that’s becoming more common, and that more transmission lines can help lessen risk.
Chicago has experienced more frequent and severe storms in recent decades, putting immigrants and low income Chicagoans living in basement units at increased risk of flooding.
Because of those experiences on the front lines, some people trust them more than they do the police. The women fill in the gaps for a community fighting economic inequality, homelessness, health disparities, and gun violence.
After a year of trying to get special education services for their son, Sonya Emerick decided it was time to advocate on a whole new level.
The United States entered 2023 as one of the few wealthy countries without national, guaranteed paid sick or family leave, leaving state lawmakers to fill in the gaps.
While many pregnant people say their doctors and nurses do not listen to them and their concerns are often dismissed, pregnant Black people face an even higher burden.
Even when you know how important good sleep is, it’s easy for sleep duration, quality and timing to get knocked off track.
The pandemic has exposed all the problems with trash pickup. Now, local jurisdictions still face trash problems that surfaced during the pandemic and are exacerbated by inflation and a scarce workforce.
As communities prepare for a massive influx of federal funding to support urban forestry, their leaders say the tree canopy that grows to maturity 50 years from now will need to be painted with a different palette than the one that exists today.
The costs vary by school but often can amount to several thousand dollars a year — costs that health care advocates say should be carefully reviewed by parents and students to ensure they understand their options while also meeting university requirements.
Advocates and researchers tracked a decade of police use-of-force incidents in schools, finding widespread racial disparities in students harmed.
Each state has its own laws governing the investigation of violent and unexplained deaths, and most delegate the task to cities, counties, and regional districts.
Religious groups on college campuses that have long counseled students grappling with issues of faith or spirituality are now adding mental health clinicians in campus religious hubs, and training religious leaders to know when to refer students to psychological care.
Local concerns about solar’s impact on property values, the environment and health so far have been unfounded, but residents are still divided on whether the panels are ideal neighbors, or eyesores.