New Study Shows State of Illinois a Leader in Legislation on Perinatal Mental Health

Having advanced six policies since 2008 to detect and promote treatment of perinatal mental health conditions, the state of Illinois has emerged as a leader in these critical health areas, according to a study by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professors Karen M. Tabb, center, and Sandra Kopels. U. of I. alumnus Xavier Ramirez co-wrote the paper, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Affirmative action bans had ‘devastating impact’ on diversity in medical schools, UCLA-led study finds

In states with bans on affirmative action programs, the proportion of students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in U.S. public medical schools fell by more than one-third by five years after those bans went into effect.