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Hello.  It’s Me.  I am ranting once again about HPV

Well, not about HPV, just the vaccines.  Actually, not just the vaccines: pretty much everything I heard at a day-long… 1,275 more words


Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

From the blog article by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

Americans today live shorter, sicker lives than people in other developed countries, and, across the nation, health varies by income, education, race and ethnicity, and geography. 265 more words

Health Disparities

What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, as well as affordable housing and recreational programs were considered health policy and planning options that were available for municipal governments. 694 more words

Current Affairs

Hospitals Can Be Key to Healthy People, Healthy Economies

From the article by Johnny Magdaleno on Next City:

With the U.S. medical care industry spending more than $340 billion on goods and services every year, health systems and hospitals have the type of money that could revitalize the communities where they save lives. 397 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

Humana Bold Goal Launched in Jacksonville, Florida - a Call to Action

This is the longer original piece with all the links and images that  was the genesis for the Florida Times Union commentary.

This past month I had the opportunity to participate during  999 more words

Population Health

Putting gun violence, health disparities in context of racism

From the article by Troy Parks on the AMA Wire:

Each act of gun violence should not be treated as an isolated incident and everyone who has experienced gun violence, including the emergency department physicians and trauma surgeons who treat its victims, ought to “step back and ask a ‘why’ question,” said Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD. 415 more words

Health Disparities