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Study finds patient navigators improve comprehensive cancer screening rates

From the article published on June 20, 2016 in EurekaAlert!:

A clinical trial conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found that the use of patient navigators – individuals who assist patients in receiving health care services – may improve comprehensive cancer screening rates among patient populations not likely to receive recommended screenings. 249 more words

Health Disparities

Communities Are Using a Powerful Tool to Journey Toward Better Health

From the article by Kate Konkle on the Culture of Health Blog:

…Data is a powerful tool in any community’s work to build a Culture of Health… 139 more words

Health Equity

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Findings from a Literature Review

From the Issue Brief by Larisa Antonisse, Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz and Samantha Artiga from the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Research on the effects of Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help increase understanding of how the ACA has impacted coverage; access to care, utilization, and health outcomes; and various economic outcomes, including state budgets, the payer mix for hospitals and clinics, and the employment and labor market. 226 more words

Health Disparities

ReThinking the Connections Between Incarceration and Health

From the article by Lindsey Alexander on ReThink Health:

Plenty has been written about the interplay between incarceration and health, with incarceration being increasingly recognized as a social determinant of health. 267 more words

Health Equity

Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

From the article by Samantha Artiga, Julian Foutz, Elizabeth Cornachione, and Rachel Garfield From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Disparities in health and health care remain a persistent challenge in the United States. 277 more words

Health Disparities

Come With An Open Mind: The Program Might Not Be What You Expect

In a previously posted video, Christine Johnson talked about her light-bulb moment around communication and intended audiences. In this one, she shares some of the ideas she has on… 133 more words

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