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Lack of Sidewalks is a Health Issue

From the Op-Ed by Amie Gray Koch in The News & Observer:

During my daily visits to ill patients throughout Durham County, it is staunchly apparent that many low income neighborhoods often predominately high in racial and ethnic minorities, have no proper functional sidewalks. 340 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

Bleak Midwinter

The holiday season has officially started. I have begun to make a list of the families in my practice that should receive grocery vouchers so that they can afford food for the holidays. 589 more words

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What makes a patient more likely to end up back in the hospital? Study finds surprising role for social factors

From the article on Science Daily:

No patient who just got out of the hospital wants to end up there again soon. Whoever’s paying their hospital bills doesn’t want that either. 304 more words

Health Equity

The Room to Wait

The president-elect’s victory, and the tacit validation of his divisive and dangerous rhetoric and policy proposals, challenges those who call themselves liberals to be the values they espouse. 685 more words

Medicine And Me

Health Coverage is My Road to Independence

From the article by Mary Leapart on HHS.gov:

I am an educator by profession and at heart. I taught high school for 10 years and then left the classroom to work in curriculum development and training. 516 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

Physicians in Solidarity

Since Donald Trump’s election on Tuesday, I have seen a renewed call to solidarity and resistanceĀ amongst my friends and colleagues in medicine. As I did with… 1,039 more words


Improving Quality by Understanding Social Determinants of Health

From the article by Christina Mattina on AJMC.com:

The healthcare community needs to understand and address the personal and social circumstances that contribute to a patientā€™s health before they can improve the quality of care, according to 2 presentations in the first segment of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Talks conference in Washington, DC. 480 more words

Health Disparities