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Alabama Takes a Step Towards Improving Veterans’ Mental Health with State Bill 135

In recent months, lawmakers in Alabama have passed a bill aimed at improving the mental health services available to veterans in the state. Known as State Bill 135 or the…

Dangerous ground-level ozone: Keeping our community informed with air quality alerts and journalistic excellence.

Ground-level ozone is a significant component of photochemical smog that can be harmful to human health. During the summer months, high temperatures can lead to the formation of this pollutant,…

New Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center Opens in Augusta, GA with a Focus on Cognitive and Physical Well-Being

In Augusta, Georgia, Via Cognitive Health celebrated the opening of a new Alzheimer’s and dementia resource center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the beginning of a new campus dedicated to improving…

Biden Administration’s Efforts to Protect Transgender Healthcare Under Threat from Conservative Legal Challenges

The Biden administration’s efforts to protect transgender individuals’ access to healthcare are under attack in court by conservative states and groups seeking to roll back legal protections for gender-affirming care.…

Safeguarding Philadelphia Residents from the Heat: How the City is Handling the Extreme Heat Wave and Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

Due to an intense heat wave that hit Philadelphia, city officials have declared a Heat Health Emergency to safeguard residents. This alert took effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning…

Lampard Inquiry into Mental Health Deaths in Essex Begins Hearings, Promising Transparency and Accountability

A statutory inquiry into mental health deaths in Essex will begin hearing evidence on 9 September. The Lampard Inquiry, set to investigate more than 2,000 mental health deaths in the…

Achieving Health System Resilience: A Practical Guide for Stakeholders

Strengthening health systems and building resilience is a critical step towards improving health outcomes for all. This technical product aims to provide guidance on how to achieve this goal by…

Global Dialogue on Financing NCDs and Mental Health: Bridging the Gap to SDG 3.4

The International Financing Dialogue for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Mental Health is a joint initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group. The meeting, which takes…

Vapers Protest Against European Commission’s Ban on Flavours in Safer Nicotine Products

The European Commission has recently implemented a ban on flavours in safer nicotine products, much to the dismay of vapers. The World Vapers’ Alliance, an organization advocating for the rights…

Nurturing Resilience: Wichita Falls Summit Tackles Mental Health in Education

Wichita Falls, Texas was the site of an event hosted by Region 9 aimed at helping educators manage stress and prioritize their mental health. The three-day summit took place on…