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Social Determinants of Behavioral Health

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It is well established that place matters with respect to health and health outcomes. In behavioral health studies of violence, alcohol and other drug use, and mental health, there is growing evidence that environmental risk and social determinants are strong predictors of behavior in highly disordered environments. 349 more words

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Treatment Gaps Persist Between Low- And High-Income Workers, Even With Insurance

From the article by Michelle Andrews on Kaiser Health News:

Low-wage workers with job-based health insurance were significantly more likely than their higher-income colleagues to wind up in the emergency department or be admitted to the hospital, in particular for conditions that with good primary care shouldn’t result in hospitalization, a new study found. 295 more words

Health Disparities

How Should We Measure The Distribution Of Health In A Population?


Population health has been defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” Measuring population health and its distribution can unite groups across sectors around a set of clear, defined goals. 487 more words

Epic Food Fight

For my Hunger Relief Project (an assignment for the internship) I decided to participate in a fundraiser for Manna Food Center hosted by The Bench Restaurant in the Marriott hotel, which happens to be located right next door to the Sodexo USA Headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.  425 more words


Common Health for the Commonwealth: 2017 Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

Last month, the Massachusetts Health Council released its 2017 Common Health for the Commonwealth: Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health (Report) which identifies key public health areas that require action in order to reduce health inequity and improve overall health in the state. 185 more words

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MPHA Priorities in Promoting Public Health in Implimentation of Recreational Marijuana Law

Last month the Massachusetts legislature created a new joint committee to review legislation related to the bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, which was voted into law last November. 113 more words

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An Investment Opportunity

By Stephanye R. Clarke

On September 8, 2016, the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) rendered its final decision, allowing for the acquisition of L+M Hospital (L+M) by Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). 361 more words