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The AAMC Center for Health Justice conducts research to explore the health equity impacts of public policy. Check out these research briefs to learn more about the evidence for policies that advance health equity.


Those committed to health and racial justice must do a better job of connecting the dots between historic injustice and modern day inequity.

April 16, 2024
A group of city council persons sitting at a table with microphones listen closely at a hearing.

A new legislative wave of care restrictions in many states endangers the mental health, well-being, and futures of transgender youth.

March 13, 2023
Portrait of a transgender girl and her non-binary teen friend walking in suburb street on a warm day in autumn. Both are multiracial, one half Asian, the other half Latina.

The AAMC Center for Health Justice analyzed data from the CDC on the impact of paid leave on racial and ethnic maternal mental health inequities.

Nov. 1, 2022
Happy Black mother and father with their small child playing on the floor with blocks and a stuffed toy.