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Professor Nina Kohn in The Hill: When It Comes to Healthy Aging—Location, Location, Location

Monday 10/19/2020

Location matters because it determines access to health-enhancing resources and exposure to health hazards. Racially discriminatory zoning and housing market practices have led to communities of color having higher concentrations of health hazards and reduced access to health-enhancing resources, such as greenspaces, accessible health care providers and healthy food ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Nina Kohn in WaPo: Coronavirus Might Keep Nursing Homes Residents from Voting

Wednesday 10/14/2020

It has been a brutal year for residents of nursing homes. More than 40 percent of coronavirus deaths are associated with long-term care facilities. Forced isolation, including bans on family visits, has led to a secondary epidemic of loneliness and neglect. Now, nursing home residents face yet another indignity: the prospect that they will be unable to vote in the presidential election ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Nina Kohn in TIME: A Perfect Storm of Disenfranchisement in Nursing Homes

Tuesday 10/13/2020

“When states create procedural barriers to voting, many people aren’t able to comply. And nursing home residents and long term care residents more broadly, are populations of people who are often not going to be able to clear those hurdles,” says Kohn. “It really is a perfect storm for disenfranchising nursing home residents” ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Doron Dorfman Reweighs Medical Civil Rights in Stanford Law Review

Tuesday 10/6/2020

Civil rights law is at a crossroads. It’s tough to find vindication for injustice claims in the courts. Scholars and advocates are looking elsewhere for legal paradigms that will help provide relief.

Doron Dorfman

JAMA Network Quotes Professor Nina Kohn on Elders and Voting

Friday 10/2/2020

Some observers have raised concerns that votes cast by people with dementia might actually represent the views of those assisting them, although there’s little evidence of voter fraud in nursing homes, said Nina Kohn ...

Nina Kohn

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