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The Coronavirus Crisis Is Worsening Racial Inequality Article
People wait in line to receive food at a food bank on April 28, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Worsening Racial Inequality

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal stark inequities in the social, economic, and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connor Maxwell

Home Visiting: A Lifeline During the Coronavirus Pandemic Article
A mother comforts her 2-month-old daughter in Medford, Massachusetts, on March 27, 2020. (Getty/Erin Clark/The Boston Globe)

Home Visiting: A Lifeline During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Home visiting programs need additional funding and flexibility now to continue serving families remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cristina Novoa

Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance Article
Students view a memorial at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 25, 2018, in Parkland Florida. (Getty/Giles Clarke)

Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance

Instead of protecting the rights of people with mental health disabilities, lawmakers are using the growing urgency around gun violence as a pretext to expand surveillance and criminalization.

Azza Altiraifi, Valerie Novack

Lack of Housing and Mental Health Disabilities Exacerbate One Another Article
A homeless man beds down for the night at a warming shelter in Washington, D.C., January 2015. (Getty/The Washington Post/Jahi Chikwendiu)

Lack of Housing and Mental Health Disabilities Exacerbate One Another

Understanding the relationship between homelessness and mental health disabilities is key to preventing and ending homelessness for people with mental illness, particularly as housing costs continue to rise.

Heidi Schultheis

Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal Response Article
Victims of Hurricane Maria carry supplies in Morovis, Puerto Rico, October 7, 2017. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal Response

After weathering two devastating storms, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover as the federal government fails to provide short-term and long-term relief.

Erin Cohan, Sarah Shapiro, Rebecca Cokley, 6 More Sarah Edelman, Gregg Gelzinis, Connor Maxwell, Scott Sargrad, Eliza Schultz, Cristina Novoa

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