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According to Pew Research Center, 21% of U.S. adults do not intend to get vaccinated and are “pretty certain” more information will not change their mind. Washington University public health professor Matthew Kreuter discussed the public health messaging necessary to get everyone on board.

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Addressing the Individual Social Needs of Patients with Diabetes


On the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)’s Diabetes Discoveries and Practice Blog, professor Matthew Kreuter, PhD, MPH, explains how health care professionals can address the individual social needs of patients who have diabetes.

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What 211s and crisis hotlines tell us about community needs

What 211s and crisis hotlines tell us about community needs

When people need help feeding their families, they may be less likely to prioritize other needs such as mental health. We tracked requests for both needs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that when requests for food assistance increase, mental health requests decline. We examined 140,754 phone requests for food and 365,146 phone […]
Feeding Tennessee

Feeding Tennessee

Food needs nearly doubled in the first year of COVID-19 across the U.S., but not in Tennessee. Why? The difference could be due to local efforts that began almost immediately when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.