Category Public Policy

Texas Abortion Legislation Impacts Already Vulnerable Border Population

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Texas state lawmakers made pregnancy termination more challenging and more expensive in July by passing one of the strictest abortion measures in the country. The new law will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and hold clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. Democrat Wendy Davis brought the […]

The Other Half: Hong Kong’s Housing Problem

Nathaniel Johnson | Global Economics Columnist College of Arts and Science 2014 Hong Kong is a city known for its extravagance. At its most luxurious, Hong Kong rivals New York, Paris, and London. At its worst, however, the city more closely resembles the developing world. The following photos were released by the Society for Community […]

Traffic Safety in the United Arab Emirates: The Road to “Zero Vision”

Olivia Bergen | NYU Abu Dhabi 2015 With one of the world’s highest road traffic accident rates relative to population, road safety has become a critical public health challenge in the United Arab Emirates. The current annual fatality rate is 12.7 per 100,000 people, equating to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. […]

Food Fraud

Lillian Udell | College of Nursing 2014 This past February, Oceana, the largest ocean conservationist NGO, released a report revealing that a significant amount of seafood sold in the U.S. is fraudulently labeled. After testing 1200 fish samples, the organization found that nearly one-third of the seafood was marketed as a different type than what […]

Plain Packaging in Australia: A Global Role Model for Smoking Prevention

Cara Bradley | Steinhardt 2014 Sydney, Australia March 2013 A photograph of a decaying lung appears below the bold phrase “Smoking causes lung cancer.” Graphic and often gruesome images like this are the norm for cigarette packages in Australia due to the recent introduction of a monumental health policy. Australia became the first country in […]

Health Reform for All – What About the Rest of Them?

Hewett Chiu | NYU College of Arts and Sciences 2014, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 2015 Hewett Chiu is currently in the joint-degree B.S./M.P.A. program, studying Neural Science and pre-medicine in CAS and Health Policy, Management & Finance at NYU Wagner. He is the President & CEO of the healthcare not-for-profit Academy of Medical […]

The prison system and its relation to communicable disease presence in the United States.

Katie Nolan, Associate Editor The prison system in this country is nothing short of problematic and broken. At year’s end in 2010, there were 1,612,395 prisoners in both state and federal correctional facilities; this worked out to be a rate of about 1 prisoner in every 200 residents.[i] These are some of the highest rates […]