Policy Points

A BLOG FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE DATA, HEALTHCARE, AND POLICY AS WE DO


  • Mississippi Highlighted in the Plan to Eradicate HIV/AIDs

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    By Zach Smith

    In the Trump administration’s most recent fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget approximately $291 million dollars has been allocated to defeat the HIV/AIDs epidemic in America.  With the advancements in HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, individuals with HIV can live ... Read more


  • Welcome to Policy Points

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019

    By Zach Smith and Eden Blackwell

    Data, always key in the Center’s work, have been the cornerstone of successful public health interventions since John Snow saved the lives of hundreds in London’s 1854 cholera outbreak through the data-informed removal of the handle from a single water pump.  Incidences of cholera pin-pointed on a map led to a targeted intervention and policy that had broad, life-saving effect. In present day, big data ar... Read more