A Recap of This Week’s Top News – October 28, 2022

Changes to policy, scientific discovery, and expert recommendations and opinions all have the power to rapidly influence the landscape of a sector. Whether you’re a leader at a non-profit, a member of a university’s marketing department, or a stakeholder for a public health agency, being informed about the latest industry happenings can be the difference between exceeding and falling short of organizational goals. At Hager Sharp, our experts vigorously scan media coverage to identify areas of opportunity. And now, with the introduction of the Sharp Round-Up, you too can review what we consider some of the top news of the week.

Below you will find a compilation of news spanning the health and education, labor, and economy sectors. This list includes mainstream, DC-focused, and trade publication coverage from Saturday, October 22, to Friday, October 28. Let these clips serve as a resource when developing thoughtful strategies and use them to further foster organizational innovation and adaptability.

Here’s what you need to know.

Mainstream News:

  • According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about three in four high school students reported experiencing at least one potentially traumatic event during the pandemic.
  • The results from a national exam, known as the Nation’s Report Card, showed the pandemic’s devastating impact on students, with math scores dropping in every state and English scores dipping as well.

Education Policy:

  • Despite a temporary stay issued by a federal appeals court, the Biden administration encourages borrowers to keep applying for student loan forgiveness.
  • new law enacted last week in Michigan requires the state’s school districts to post parents’ rights in school offices and rooms where boards of education meet.

Advancements in Health:

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning new regulations to inform women about their breast tissue type and screening options, as mammograms sometimes fail to detect tumors in women with higher breast density.
  • Reproductive health advocates are pushing the FDA to make contraceptives available without a prescription before the advisory panel meeting next month.
  • As an effort to stop a polio outbreak in the New York City metropolitan area, the CDC is considering using the novel oral polio vaccine for the first time in 20 years.
  • First Lady Jill Biden and Mary J. Blige are teaming up with the American Cancer Society following the Biden administration’s resurrection of the “cancer moonshot” initiative.


  • The global food production and distribution system is teetering, and one in ten people do not know where or when they will get their next meal. We must increase our efforts to solve the global nutrition problem.

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