Policy Impact Posts

USC students discuss health care policy with legislators

USC students discuss health care policy with legislators

Students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC do more than learn to be physicians: A group of them got a taste of government policymaking after meeting with state legislators in Sacramento on June 6 and 7. To give students firsthand experience in working with...

In defense of needle exchange programs

In defense of needle exchange programs

Ricky Bluthenthal, professor of preventive medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC, is defending needle exchange programs as they face closure in various U.S. cities. The programs offer clean needles in exchange for old ones to lower the risk of HIV and hepatitis C...