NCDP Perspectives

Feeling helpless at home? Try giving


This pandemic, so pervasive it seems dreamed up in Hollywood, can lead to a feeling of helplessness as we sit at home doing our best to practice social distancing. If you are feeling like you want to do something to help, you are not alone.

November 11, 2020

Avoidable Fatalities in “Tipping Point” States: Impact of Presidential Actions and Policies on States

Coronavirus Cells

The avoidable death count from COVID-19 continues to rise. Using simple comparative mortality rates we have expanded the prior national comparative study to look at how we can also estimate the number of lives that might have been avoided if these states had the same benefits from national leadership as the neighboring province of Ontario, Canada. Overall, these avoidable deaths will only continue to rise in the absence of leadership and substantive assistance from the Administration. The continued failures to pass additional

October 30, 2020

Racial Disparities and COVID-19


As the world scrambles each week to grapple with the seemingly insurmountable number of positive cases and deaths from the

May 13, 2020

Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19: A Hidden Epidemic


As the world grapples with the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are catching sight of an additional public health emergency: domestic violence and child abuse. Restricted movement and mounting stress cultivate conditions for

May 4, 2020

A 102-Year-Old Lesson for Fighting COVID-19: How Soon We Forget


In 1918, when the so-called Spanish Flu was raging (it was only first reported by Spanish journalists, although it likely began elsewhere), an incredibly powerful lesson was learned through a natural experiment that involved two major American cities.

April 9, 2020