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Revisiting Accessibility

Money doesn’t buy you happiness, good health, well-being and love.

Money does, however, make happiness, good health,well-being and love more accessible.

A Patient Voice

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Findings from a Literature Review

From the Issue Brief by Larisa Antonisse, Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz and Samantha Artiga from the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Research on the effects of Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help increase understanding of how the ACA has impacted coverage; access to care, utilization, and health outcomes; and various economic outcomes, including state budgets, the payer mix for hospitals and clinics, and the employment and labor market. 226 more words

Health Disparities

Keep the Conversation Going

Events of the last couple of weeks, with the loss of life in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas, have certainly reminded us all that racial issues have not been resolved. 98 more words

Antony Sheehan

New Health System Scorecard Finds Improvement in Most U.S. Communities Since ACA Took Effect


Many U.S. communities saw gains in their health and health care between 2011 and 2014, but wide variation in progress indicates there is room for improvement across the country, The Commonwealth Fund’s newly updated… 158 more words

ReThinking the Connections Between Incarceration and Health

From the article by Lindsey Alexander on ReThink Health:

Plenty has been written about the interplay between incarceration and health, with incarceration being increasingly recognized as a social determinant of health. 267 more words

Health Equity

Public Health in Action - Acceptable Risk

Have you ever gone to work knowing you weren’t feeling too great or knew you were sick?  I definitely remember at least a handful of times when I’ve gone to work and potentially exposed co-workers to my cold or flu.  1,603 more words

Organizations Collaborating to Advance Population Health (Video)

I’ve written about the BUILD Health Challenge in the past. You can see my prior post by clicking here. The BUILD Health Challenge is an initiative designed to foster and expand meaningful partnerships among health systems, community-based organizations, local health departments, and other organizations that impact health in the community. 194 more words