In the struggle to help people with mental illness cope with their affliction, a powerful long term tool has been overlooked: school. Seth Seabury and Thomas Insel write on the importance of education in expanding opportunities for patients with serious mental illness.
A new USC Schaeffer Center study shows the return on investing in improving educational attainment for those diagnosed with serious mental illness by age twenty-five, projecting positive impacts on health and economic outcomes.
Neeraj Sood penned an analysis of Louisiana’s new path to curing hepatitis C among its Medicaid and prison populations. It is the first state to implement a solution proposed by Sood in a National Academies of Sciences consensus report and in a leading medical journal.
An overlooked factor in the debate over Proposition 3 is the impact that an expansion of Utah’s Medicaid program would have on the state’s diabetes epidemic, argues Rebecca Myerson in an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.