New NORC Rural Health Mapping Tool

NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) released an interactive mapping tool late last year. The measures included in the mapping tool provide a comprehensive picture of the well-being of rural communities, and it is the first publicly available tool to display a county-level map of the prosperity index developed by NORC.

New Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students

Youth e-cigarette use remains a serious public health concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the CDC and FDA analyzed national data and found that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes in 2021, and almost 85% of those youth use flavored e-cigarettes.

The 2021 State of Tobacco Control: Federal and State Government Evaluation

Earlier this year, the American Lung Association released its 19th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report. This report evaluates federal and state government’s tobacco control laws and policies and serves as a roadmap for what they can do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

COVID-19 and Health Equity Resources from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

COVID-19 has impacted communities throughout in the United States, though certain groups are disproportionately suffering from the pandemic. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has developed a collection of resources and perspectives on COVID-19 and health equity.