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  • Student perspective: What’s up with Medicaid Expansion in Conservative States?
    by Sonia Bat-Sheva Kaufman News stations like to discuss how U.S. states can neatly be divided into “blue” and “red” territories. In theory, blue states support abortion access, expanded social welfare programs, and measures like Medicaid … Read more
  • Field Trip! Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways
    I just got back from a wedding in Oregon, which was a blast!  But I had other important business there too.  I’ve been trying to encourage Phoenix to create a network of safe cycling routes and … Read more
  • Drug-induced homicide laws and public health
    Policy Primer Drug overdose deaths have exponentially increased in Arizona and across the country over the past several years. Concerned legislators understandably have a keen interest in laws that might help ease the crisis. Several states … Read more
  • Statewide Zoning Reform and Public Health
    Issue Brief Arizona is facing an affordable housing crisis that is causing financial stress or even homelessness for far too many. One problem is municipal zoning policy, which tends to favor large, expensive single-family homes and … Read more
  • The Arizona abortion law appeal–a likely win for Planned Parenthood?
    Background: Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, Arizona’s pre-Roe law that bans all abortions except to save the life of the mother is constitutional. But there’s strong disagreement over who can be prosecuted under … Read more
  • Water usage is not a good excuse not to plant trees in Phoenix
    Water usage is a bad excuse to fail to plant trees in Phoenix. Research shows that the amount of irrigation water that even a million desert trees would need to grow and thrive is vanishingly small compared to the city’s current overall water usage.

About AHPI

The Applied Health Policy Institute serves as a bridge between academic scholarship on the one hand and policy-related activities as they are happening within real-world systems and political contexts. We aim to translate public health expertise into policy and train public health students with skills they can use to engage in policy activities both during school and when they become professionals.

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