nanny state

nanny state

Just how pervasive has anti-government sentiment become?

It's our government's duty to protect us from health hazards. Yet a dominant "government intrusion" frame is making efforts to do so difficult. It's time for public health leaders to vigorously defend government's role in improving health. Read more >


How sexist language is undermining efforts to improve public health

Critics of public health measures often use the phrase "nanny state" to evoke fears about the U.S. government exerting too much control over people's lives. But what's really behind the words? And what do public health advocates lose when they repeat it? Read more >



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