Health & Safety

Next City’s coverage of health and safety draws a clear line between urban policy and residents’ welfare and well-being, and focuses on evidence-based solutions that address health inequities to improve city dwellers’ quality of life. Storylines that fall under this beat include social determinants of health, gun violence, pedestrian and cyclist safety, public health policy, urban health systems, COVID-19, mental health and wellness, access to healthy food, access to clean water, police reform and abolition, alternatives to policing, prison reform, alternatives to mass incarceration and the carceral system, criminal justice system reform, community-based public safety, domestic violence and abuse, gender-based violence, child welfare, women’s health, maternal health, violence prevention, violence interruption, gang violence, hate crimes and more.

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