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In Atlanta, U.S. Surgeon General Outlines Community Health Plan

Americans are living longer, but, as a whole, are sicker. The U.S. spends far more on health care per person than other high-income countries yet lags behind on a range of health indicators. Preventable chronic diseases and behavioral issues, including opioid addiction, are on the rise across all populations, but the most disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected. Improving economic prosperity is among the priorities for the nation's top doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. He spoke with "On Second Thought" Thursday while in Atlanta to outline a community-based initiative to a group at the Federal Reserve Bank.

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For most of his life when he was in between jobs, Tim Tulvey would toss his resume up on a hiring site like Indeed.com. He had decades of management experience working for landscaping companies, and even owned his own pest control business for a while.

"I was getting hits left and right," Tulvey said, recalling previous times he'd posted. "I mean, there was companies reaching out to me a lot."

But this time was different. This time, he had been through rehab, and picked up an assault charge. He didn't get any bites.

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In 1920, African-American farmers owned 14 percent of all American farmland. Today, 45,000 black growers own just two percent of that land and the vast majority of them live in the South, according to census data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A new book encourages a new generation of black farmers and places ownership of land and production of healthy food squarely on the path of self-determination for people of color. Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land," joined "On Second Thought" for a conversation about farming and food justice.


U.S. Public Health Service

Americans are living longer, but, as a whole, are sicker. The U.S. spends far more on health care per person than other high-income countries yet lags behind on a range of health indicators. Preventable chronic diseases and behavioral issues, including opioid addiction, are on the rise across all populations, but the most disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected.

Improving economic prosperity is among the priorities for the nation's top doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. He spoke with "On Second Thought" Thursday while in Atlanta to outline a community-based initiative to a group at the Federal Reserve Bank.


Americans are living longer, but, as a whole, are sicker. The U.S. spends far more on health care per person than other high-income countries yet lags behind on a range of health indicators. Preventable chronic diseases and behavioral issues, including opioid addiction, are on the rise across all populations, but the most disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected.

Improving economic prosperity is among the priorities for the nation's top doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. He spoke with "On Second Thought" Thursday while in Atlanta to outline a community-based initiative to a group at the Federal Reserve Bank.


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Today on Political Rewind, Governor-elect Brian Kemp and lawmakers are honing their agendas for the upcoming legislative session. Help for struggling rural areas of the state, a new voting system for all Georgia and expanded marijuana laws are on the docket. But what about hot-button issues like religious liberty and more liberal gun carry proposals? Our panel looks at how the session is shaping up.


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