The Lack of a College Degree Is a Public-Health Crisis. Here’s What Higher Ed Can Do About It. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Read article - Includes commentary by Ellen Meara, professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in which she discusses the widening health gulf between those who get a college degree and those who don't, and what colleges can do about it. "Colleges can devote resources and expand access to low-income students and students from less-educated communities. Once the students are admitted, colleges can help them navigate financial aid and curricular support to improve graduation rates," says Meara.