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Health Policy and Management Research

Minimum wage increases are associated with reduced numbers of suicide deaths

March 21, 2019
Researchers at the Gillings School may have discovered a strategy to slow the increase of deaths by suicide – addressing the financial anxiety caused by low wages. Their new study shows that increases in state minimum wages have been associated with decreases in suicide rates in recent years. Photo by Ethan Sykes.

Reflecting on 70 years of human rights in public health

December 10, 2018
Today, an annual global celebration recognizes Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. UNC Gillings adjunct faculty member Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier discusses this anniversary in the context of human rights in public health.