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Benefits Pro: Website Design Affects 401(k) Participants’ Decisions

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Website design isn’t about making things look pretty—it can be a powerful tool to help employees make better decisions about benefits. Design is not just a “visual garnish,” but instead is “an integral part of any product or service offering. And it’s possible to navigate a path to behaviorally informed designs,” wrote Shlomo Benartzi, a professor of behavioral decision making at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Saurabh Bhargava, an associate professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University. Their goal was to find a website design that induced employees to contribute more than the default rate, since that’s often not enough for people…

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Healio: Public Health Experts Applaud Supreme Court’s Decision to Preserve DACA

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A Supreme Court decision Thursday allowed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program to remain in effect, keeping the approximately 690,000 offspring of U.S. immigrants from being deported. Perelman School of Medicine Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Atheendar Venkataramani offers his insight on the DACA ruling: “There are three reasons why the Supreme Court decision regarding DACA is a very good thing for public health. First, my research and other research showed that the program improved mental and physical health outcomes among beneficiaries. Second, research has also showed that the children of DACA beneficiaries also had improved…

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AMA: Why Police Brutality Is A Matter Of Public Health

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Thousands of protestors across America have marched and rallied to denounce the police violence and misconduct that led to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and other examples of death and injury by police officers or vigilantes. Panelists included Dr. Boyd, Edwin J. Lindo, JD, a lecturer in the department of family medicine at the University of Washington; Rupa Marya, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; Roger A. Mitchell Jr., MD, chief medical examiner of Washington, D.C.; and Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Medical…

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