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The percentage of U.S. women choosing to give birth at home or in a birthing center rather than a hospital has grown by 56 percent in less than a decade, according to a new government report co-authored by a BUSPH researcher. Still rare, out-of-hospital births accounted for 1.36 percent of U.S. births in 2012, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report co-authored by community health sciences Prof. Eugene Declercq. A year earlier, 1.26 percent of births occurred away from a hospital, while just 0.87 percent of such deliveries took place in 2004. [caption id="attachment_39488" align="alignleft" width="134"] Eugene
Having an interdisciplinary team provide substance use disorder treatment, HIV risk reduction, and case management services in a primary care setting has the potential to greatly enhance care for people who might otherwise have unmet treatment needs, a new study co-authored by BUSPH researchers shows. The study, published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, found that integration of care was generally viewed positively; that buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence was an important motivator for patient participation; and that case management helped improve participants’ quality of life. Additional HIV risk-reduction counseling and education were found to be of limited value. The study team
As Massachusetts lawmakers debate funding recommendations for the state’s 2015 budget, their deliberations about housing vouchers for low-income families will be guided by research conducted by BUSPH students. The nine students in Professor Jonathan Levy’s EH800: Community-Based Methods in Environmental Health were challenged to compile a detailed health-impact assessment on the potential public-health benefits of a proposed $30 million increase in the state program that provides very low-income families with rent subsidies. The state budgeted $57.5 million for 2014 in subsidized rent vouchers for families on the cusp of homelessness. Several advocacy groups have proposed increasing that to $87.5 million for fiscal