US State Policy Contexts and Population Health

Jennifer Karas Montez, Jacob M. Grumbach

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Policy Points This Perspective connects the dots between the polarization in US states’ policy contexts and the divergence in population health across states. Key interlocking forces that fueled this polarization are the political investments of wealthy individuals and organizations and the nationalization of US political parties. Key policy priorities for the next decade include ensuring all Americans have opportunities for economic security, deterring behaviors that kill or injure hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, and protecting voting rights and democratic functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-223
Number of pages28
JournalMilbank Quarterly
StatePublished - Apr 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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