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U.S. Is Many Different Communities When it Comes to Health

The following excerpt comes from the November 1, 2017, article by Sternberg in US News and World Report.

The jigsaw puzzle of U.S. counties fits neatly together into a pleasing whole, displaying America as a land of many parts. 503 more words

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Food Security, Social Determinants of Health Lower Hospital Use

The following excerpt comes from the November 1, 2017, article by  Sara Heath on Patient EngagementHIT.

Implementing public programs to supplement food security in low-income patients can help reduce hospital use within that population, according to a… 483 more words

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Thinking about the Social Determinants of Health

At the end of November 2017, Dr. Errol Crook, Director of the Center for Healthy Communities and the Abraham Mitchell Chair of Internal Medicine at the USA College of Medicine, gave a presentation during Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on “ 521 more words

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#Poverty & #Health

 We need to talk about poverty and health.

What seems surprisingly absent from the political conversation so far is any discussion of an issue that is traditionally top-of-mind for Canadians: our health, and how we can improve it. 780 more words

A Patient Voice

Fickle media drive disaster relief. Guess who loses.

These estimates come from a terrific analysis of the influence of mass media on U.S. government response to 5,000 natural disasters around the world from 1968 to 2002. 194 more words

Health & Medicine

JAMA Forum: Housing as Health

By Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, and Robert Restuccia, MPA

Envision a society that fully connects the usually disparate worlds of health and housing. Clinicians would implement… 1,258 more words

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