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USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

The leadership of the USC Institute for Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) team has developed relationships and partnerships around the world for more than two decades on a range of critical global health issues. That experience and connectivity to the field is...

New associate dean to address social justice

New associate dean to address social justice

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, a professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and member of the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, has been appointed to the Associate Dean for Social Justice, a newly created role effective...

How the Medicaid expansion has helped the homeless

How the Medicaid expansion has helped the homeless

As part of the USC Center for Health Journalism's "Remaking Health Care" blog series, Michael Cousineau, professor of clinical preventive medicine, explains how Medicaid has assisted Los Angeles County's efforts to house the homeless....

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...

Drones that save lives? Meet humanitarian aid’s newest tool

Drones that save lives? Meet humanitarian aid’s newest tool

The online study of unmanned aerial vehicles at USC can help global health providers make effective use of emerging technology. Public health experts and people providing humanitarian aid in remote areas are now using drones to deliver medical supplies and...