June 24, 2023, marks one year since the US Supreme Court upended the limited constitutional protection of abortion afforded by Roe v. Wade. Now, the legal status of abortion varies even more drastically across the nation, compromising equitable access to this essential health care. While some states have moved to ban abortion outright, others have enacted measures attempting to protect and expand access.
Avanti Adhia, ScD, previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and now an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, recently published research in JAMA Pediatrics. It explores how US states are actively seeking strategies to prevent and address teen dating violence (TDV) in schools, including enactment and implementation of TDV laws.
As a federal program to serve meals to all U.S. public school students during the COVID-19 pandemic ends on June 30, the consequences of unpaid school meal debt will resurface for the millions of students nationwide facing food insecurity.