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You May Say I'm A Dreamer...

By Stephanye R. Clarke

Service, strategy, action and persistence are words that come to mind when thinking of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 559 more words


Think Differently: #hcsmca Ideas Swap

By Carmine Stumpo, VP Programs; Wolf Klassen, VP Program Support; Irene Andress, Chief Nurse Executive; Sharon Navarro, Corporate Communications @EastGeneral

It is a new year and many healthcare institutions are in the midst of planning and re-evaluating what worked and what didn’t as budgets, quality improvement plans and organizational priorities are set for the upcoming fiscal year. 370 more words

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SNAP Participation Falls due to DTA Systems Problems

Recent data shows that Massachusetts residents that need and qualify for SNAP (food stamps) are not getting benefits they deserve.

There has been a significant drop in Massachusetts residents participation in SNAP. 496 more words

Kúkátónón: Social Justice and Dance

Over the past few years, one of my favorite regular events has been the Annual Gala of the Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe. This amazing organization, founded by the amazing Rolia Manyongai-Jones, blends heritage, social justice, health, and teamwork into a dazzling tapestry of motion and music. 665 more words


Globalization and Public Health Chat - via #PubHT 1/5 at 9 PM ET

There is no one definition that perfectly summarizes what globalization is; and even those that do so, are often disputed and critiqued. Generally, globalization is often understood as “a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology (1).” The buzzword originated in the 1990s, but its general concept was and is nothing new. 193 more words

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The challenge of health equity

“Health equity cannot be concerned only with health, seen in isolation. Rather it must come to grips with the larger issue of fairness and justice in social arrangements, including economic allocations, paying appropriate attention to the role of health in human life and freedom.”

– Amartya Sen, 2002

Health Equity


By Stephanye R. Clarke

  • Environmental hazards
  • High crime
  • Limited transportation
  • Food insecurity
  • Broken health service system
  • Chronic under- or unemployment
  • Emaciated educational system
  • Substandard housing…
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