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The Impact of Community Health Workers: Cutting Re-Admissions and Creating Healthier Communities

Community health workers can support, guide and encourage patients to manage their health over the long term. Many poor countries use CHWs on an enormous scale. 186 more words

Health Policy

United to sell ACA plans in North Carolina

There has been word of this for awhile, but this is the most public statement I have seen confirming that United will sell ACA plans in North Carolina next year. 170 more words

Health Policy

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: A Great Threat to the U.S. National Budget

Global Health Aging blogger, Sophie Okolo, spotlights two nervous system diseases and their impact on the U.S. national budget.

Since the last Presidential Election, the national budget has been a sore spot for Republicans and Democrats, the two major political parties in the U.S. 559 more words


Mark your diary for 2014/15 Career "Spotlight on..." Sessions

I am delighted to announce the 2014/15 calendar for the Career ‘Spotlight on…’ Sessions. Please access the calendar here.

The sessions are run in collaboration with the King’s College  78 more words

Applied Ethics

The Political Economy of Medicaid Expansion

Sam Wang had a fascinating piece in The New Yorker this week examining the political economy of Medicaid expansion. Using polling data, he has mapped incumbent GOP governors’ stances on the Affordable Care Act against their predicted margin of victory in the coming elections: 83 more words

The New Yorker

Mental Health Monday, either early or late

From Nursing Mental Diseases, by Harriet Bailey, RN


In the prevention of mental deficiency segregation is recognized as a most important measure, for these individuals have not the mental qualities which make them valuable to society, and economically they are a partial or a total loss. 118 more words

Public Policy

World Health Organization | WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases

No other substance on the planet is so embedded in our happiness and in our suffering like alcohol is.  As Americans, we are moving away from some forms of alcohol but are embracing wine with new vigor.   334 more words