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Study Finds Widespread Support for Tackling Health Disparities by Addressing Social Determinants of Health

A recent study coauthored by Econometrica’s Health Director, Dr. Kristie McNealy, found that there is widespread support among researchers for efforts that attempt to reduce health disparities by using a multilevel approach to address the social conditions that help drive those disparities. In particular, the study focused on what is currently known about multilevel diabetes prevention and...

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National Groups Call on HUD to Do More to Prevent Evictions

Nearly 50 affordable housing, tenants’ rights, and civil rights organizations recently called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to do more to stop the national eviction crisis. This latest call from the groups comes as HUD’s Interim Final Rule, Extension of Time and Required Disclosures for Nonpayment of Rent, goes into affect. The rule aims to increase access to...

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CMMI Charts Fresh Course for Next 10 Years

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) outlined its goals to improve and expand healthcare delivery in Federal programs over the next 10 years in a new white paper released October 20. The Innovation Center Strategy Refresh aims to bring “describes the Innovation Center’s refreshed vision and strategy and provides examples of approaches and efforts under consideration.” CMMI’s...

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Econometrica Supports Upcoming 2020 Census Data Products

Some data users, eager for more information, have asked why it is taking so long to produce data from the 2020 census. The U.S. Census Bureau aims to take the time to produce the high-quality statistics the public expects. The pandemic delayed operations, and the Census Bureau is in the midst of implementing new confidentiality protections. As plans are updated and finalized, Census will...

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Study Finds Landlords Are More Hesitant to Participate in ERA Programs

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs face a lack of participation by landlords and tenants, according to a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, The Housing Initiative at Penn, and NYU Furman Center, with greater refusal and unresponsiveness from landlords than from tenants. The team conducted the survey of 247 ERA program administrators between September 9 and...

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