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Alabama Medicaid budget shortfall risks losing patients, doctors and waiver

From the article by Virgil Dickson on Modern Healthcare:

A budget impasse in Alabama is beginning to delay healthcare for children andMedicaid beneficiaries in the state. 474 more words

Health Disparities

Public Health in Action - The Secret Life of Males

It was in fifth grade when I first read a handful of James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”  My teacher, Mrs. Dalton, used Thurber as an example of descriptive writing, what she referred to as “Show, not tell” or SNT for short.  1,402 more words

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #SDoH News: Delivering better health is about more than healthcare

” The social determinants of health include the obvious physical things such as clean water and air, healthy workplaces, adequate housing, transportation services and safe communities. 880 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

Report Estimates Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid

An August 2016 policy brief released by the Urban Institute – The Cost to States of Not Expanding Medicaid – estimating the economic impact of a state’s decision not to expand Medicaid. 230 more words

Health Equity

Public Health in Action - Vital Plan Strives for Impact, One Person at a Time

There’s one lecture from graduate school that I constantly remember. In that particular Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. course lecture, my professor walked through a clinical visit with a recurring patient. 921 more words

The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative

Early this week, my colleague, Kate Gillmer, and I were invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to sit in on a webinar where they formally launched their new initiative – Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5). 276 more words


Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

From the article by Alison Kodjak on Shots Health News from NPR:

Here’s a typical scenario when you have a medical problem. You go to your doctor’s office, then have to run across town to a lab for a blood test and then you also have to get an appointment for an X-ray or MRI. 438 more words

Access To Care