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Reasons to care about our American health care crisis - 300 million personal and 3 trillion dollars of them

The Compelling Case for Change

Every individual in this country has a personal story of how they have witnessed dysfunction and brokenness in our American health care system. 3,548 more words

Public Policy

Improving Community Health: Beyond The Hospital's Walls

In the past, I’ve written quite a few blog posts about the importance of health systems partnering with community and public health organizations to positively impact community and population health. 883 more words

Population Health

Hook-worm, Line and Sinker...

Hookworm together with whip-worm and roundworm, accounts for a disease burden of 576-740 million worldwide.

While it may be tempting to think that soil transmitted helminths such as hookworm and roundworm are problems for just the developed world, it is worth noting that hookworm was actually a huge problem in the Southeastern region of the US (CDC, 2013). 113 more words

Global Health

WOAE026 Epidemiology, Andrew Linden, Oxford

Andrew Linden is a doctoral researcher of population health at Oxford University specialising in epidemiology. Andrew uses data from the UK and China Kadoorie Biobanks to investigate how adult height is related to chronic diseases. 46 more words

Wide Open Air Exchange

Going viral to end the neglect: A step in the right direction, but where to next?

Neglected (adj) /nɪˈɡlɛktɪd/: suffering a lack of proper care; not receiving proper attention; disregarded.

So, how is it a group of 17 disabling, communicable diseases that are endemic amongst those living in poverty constitute this category of… 658 more words

Global Disease Burden

Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients — An Urgent Priority

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1608511?utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=NEJM_TrendMD

Improving the performance of America’s health system will require improving care for the patients who use it most: people with multiple chronic conditions that are often complicated by patients’ limited ability to care for themselves independently and by their complex social needs. 177 more words