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Framing the Health Disparities Problem

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees Conference. Over 1,000 people attended, all representing different parts of academia and the non-profit world, all coming together to collaborate and present research regarding health disparities. 974 more words


Enjoying the Holiday Season at Bassett Family Practice

The holidays are just around the corner – pumpkins are being carved and apples are being picked. But while the season is supposed to be filled with fun, family and feelings of gratitude, there are many people who experience an increase in feelings of sadness and isolation. 905 more words

Live Well MHC


In 2013, a blockbuster movie came out, detailing the true story of how one man tested positive for HIV, was given thirty days to live, and proceeded to defy everyone’s expectations. 253 more words

Access To Care

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Why should the patient be at the centre?

 It seems logical to organise healthcare around the needs of the patient, After all, it is the patient who needs the care, and it is the patient who is – or who should be – at the centre of any decisions that are taken about treatment. 442 more words

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What does it mean to have access to breast health care?

As you follow this blog, one of the phrases that you will see mentioned quite often is ‘access to care’.

South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world. 507 more words

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An increased focus on the people: Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Bassett Family Practice, serving the residents of Henry County, Virginia is at the forefront of a new healthcare concept-the Patient Centered Medical Home. As defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), this is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary health care into “what patients want it to be”. 122 more words

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