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Measuring Social Determinants of Health among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Early State Lessons

From the policy brief  by Anna Spencer, Bianca Freda, Tricia McGinnis, and Laura Gottlieb of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.:

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect health outcomes and risks, functioning, and quality-of-life. 488 more words

Health Equity

Moving Our Focus to the Promotion of Health and Wellness

It is clear to me that healthcare marketers are going to have to shift much of their focus to promoting health and wellness, whereas, in the past we’ve largely promoted healthcare transactions related to brief episodes of poor health or prolonged interactions due to chronic disease. 200 more words


Why I wear a Black Lives Matter pin

This is the badge where I choose to display a Black Lives Matter pin. I wear this pin to work each day because I believe that Black Lives Matter is a message that is essential for all Americans to see and hear on a daily basis. 420 more words


When Housing Comes First, Hospitals Benefit

From the article by Lola Butcher on Hospitals & Health Networks:

Supportive housing is a multifaceted model to help homeless individuals and families that face complex challenges such as addiction, mental health conditions and disabilities that can be overwhelming. 407 more words

Health Disparities

Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Michigan

From the post by The Commonwealth Fund:


The debate over whether and how to repeal the Affordable Care Act often focuses on the cost of the Medicaid expansion—an area of concern for some states, which starting this year must assume a portion of the coverage costs for newly eligible enrollees. 103 more words

Health Equity

Hello, SOGC

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