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Freeing the "Doc in a Box"

The American healthcare system is set up to care for a certain subset of the population – sick people – people with chronic disease, acute illness, acute injury, and complex disorders like cancer or metabolic issues. 599 more words

Community Speaks

Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians

In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. 215 more words

Know What Affects Health

The social determinants of health (SDOH) consist of the conditions found in places where people live, play, learn, and work that affect health outcomes in various ways. 74 more words

Health Equity

Policy Research to Improve Health

In 2015, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation founded the Policies for Action program to encourage broad-based research to identify policies, laws, and other regulatory tools in the public and private sectors that can contribute to the building of a… 298 more words

Health Equity

For Hospitals, Treating Violence Beyond The ER Is Good Medicine And Good Business

from the article by Shefali Luthra on Kaiser Health News:

…As experts increasingly view violence as a medical concern, hospitals see it as an opportunity. 382 more words

Access To Care

Learning Opportunity: Framing the Dialogue on race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity

From the workshop announcement from the Institute of Medicine:

There are several areas of public health where the evidence for improving the underlying factors that shape poor health outcomes of vulnerable populations is robust, but is not effectively communicated and translated to inform the public and decision makers at various levels of government and in the private sector. 152 more words

Health Equity

Supportive Housing and Healthcare Outcomes

A study recently published in Health Affairs explored the effects of supportive housing on the health outcomes of formerly homeless individuals. The researchers used a mixture of survey and Medicaid claims data to understand how a stable place to live with onsite health services impacted the health outcomes of formerly 98 formerly homeless individuals living in a supportive housing facility in Oregon between 2010 and 2014. 84 more words

Access To Care