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What makes a patient more likely to end up back in the hospital? Study finds surprising role for social factors

From the article on Science Daily:

No patient who just got out of the hospital wants to end up there again soon. Whoever’s paying their hospital bills doesn’t want that either. 304 more words

Health Equity

Infographic: Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. 100 more words


Improving Quality by Understanding Social Determinants of Health

From the article by Christina Mattina on AJMC.com:

The healthcare community needs to understand and address the personal and social circumstances that contribute to a patient’s health before they can improve the quality of care, according to 2 presentations in the first segment of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Talks conference in Washington, DC. 480 more words

Health Disparities

show me ya ballot: the devil you know

It’s been a long, hard day and I’m grateful to have had the container of a Health Equity + Social Justice Workshop to process my outrage, grief, fear and — most surprising to me — an arising MISTRUST! 297 more words

All Of Life Is Yoga

Death Is a Social Justice Issue

Our first featured article from the latest ANS issue is titled “Death Is a Social Justice Issue: Perspectives on Equity-Informed Palliative Care” by Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN; Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, RN; Bernie Pauly, PhD, RN; Melissa Giesbrecht, PhD; Ashley Mollison, MA; Ryan McNeil, PhD; and Bruce Wallace, PhD.   656 more words

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Join us for the next Komen 3-Day webinar: From Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities to Achieving Health Equity

Join us as Susan G. Komen® continues our 3-Day webinar series. Komen believes that where you live should not determine whether you live and we believe that all women should have equal access to quality breast health care. 150 more words