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  • WHRY and Elevate Expand Help for Women and Families in Need

    Recognizing the urgent need to ensure the health of women in our communities, Women’s Health Research at Yale and Elevate, the university’s health policy lab, are collaborating to deploy interventions grounded in the latest and most reliable research directly to women and families.

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  • Using Behavioral Science and Economics to Help Women and Families Rise from Poverty

    Women’s Health Research at Yale, Elevate, and The Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale, are working to meet the urgent health needs of under-resourced and overburdened pregnant and parenting women, harnessing the science of sex and gender for policy change that can overcome the potentially devastating impact of economic inequality on women’s health.

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  • The Greatest Public Health Threat Is Poverty

    We’ve always been challenged to convey the enormity of stress and depression that accompanies poverty. Today, sadly, we have found the perfect way to explain it: What many of us are experiencing is a taste of what poverty feels like.

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  • COVID-19 Updated Data & Developments

    Coronavirus is a family of viruses that have been known to infect humans. Viruses in the family are known to cause the common cold, SARS, and MERS. The virus that causes COVID-19 infects people and is easily spread person-to-person but is far less virulent than SARS. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide, including the United States, and has officially been declared a pandemic, or a global disease outbreak. COVID-19 causes a respiratory disease that may be identifiable by dry coughing, breathing difficulties, and fever. Those that suspect they are infected with coronavirus should call their health provider first and should not go to a health care facility unless directed to do so.

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  • MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application

    Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.

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Dr. Megan Smith holds a glass award plaque from the Hearst Population Health Prize. MOMS Partnership® was named a finalist for the 2019 award.