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Environmental Health

Uncovering the Link Between Mother-Child Wellness and the Environment

January 8, 2023
Due to the global pandemic, the importance of a holistic approach to health and wellness that takes into consideration both individual well-being and environmental systems has become increasingly apparent. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the case of mothers and children, who are...
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Climate Change: The New Threat to Reproductive Health

December 16, 2022
Recent research conducted by the Journal of Women's Health has presented alarming new evidence that environmental toxicants can have a detrimental effect on fetal health. The findings suggest that exposure to environmental toxins contributing to climate change from sources such as air pollution is...
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Unlocking A Mothers' Role in a Greener Future towards Health Equity

December 5, 2022
The fight for environmental sustainability and health equity is a pressing concern worldwide. Mothers have a unique role in ensuring the future of our planet and its inhabitants are safe, healthy, and secure. As health equity and green practices become increasingly necessary to prevent the worst...
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Inhaling Danger: Air Pollution's Depressing Impact on Women & Kids

November 30, 2022
We have long known that air pollution has a detrimental effect on our physical health, but only recently have we begun to understand its profound impact on mental health. As environmental injustice and health equity continue to be issued in many parts of the world, women, and kids are often most at...
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SOTU BINGO Card

Join Our BINGO Party!

February 25, 2022
Popcorn and BINGO with the President... all from the comfort of your living room! Want in? This Tuesday night (March 1st) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT President Joe Biden will be giving the 2022 State of the Union (SOTU). In order to make watching fun and powerful, we've created a BINGO card to help you...
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It’s Time To Deliver: Build Back Better Now

November 17, 2021
Tuesday, MomsRising marched with Service Employees International Union (SEIU), care workers and advocates escalating their demand for Congress to pass Build Back Better this week. Here are some memorable moments from the event:
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TFK Report: Tobacco's Harms on Women and Girls

Tobacco’s Devastating Impact on Women & Girls

May 26, 2021
The tobacco industry has long understood the importance of recruiting women and girls as customers and has a long history of targeting them.
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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2020 Census

This Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) Help us Secure our Children’s Future Through A Full Census Count

May 7, 2020
As families practice “safer-at-home” measures, school their children in virtual classrooms, and abstain from most of their usual activities before this public health crisis, we have all been reminded of the importance of safety and the future. This means ensuring a full and accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census. And while research has made it clear that we need more creative strategies to reach and encourage Latino families to include their young children in the census, it is incumbent on all of us to do our part in making sure everyone in our networks is counted.
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8 Ways to Socially Distance Yourself Yet Remain Connected

March 18, 2020
The mindfulness of how we connect has hopefully awakened us to consider a new way of being not normal, but better. To further accentuate the positive and keep us motivated to show our love and care here are 8 ways to socially distance yourself yet remain connected.
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