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First-ever FASD Prevention Plenary at the 7th International Conference on FASD

In 7 years, the FASD International Conference has grown to become a truly international event with presenters from six continents and from international health organizations such as the World Health Organization. 272 more words


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Communities in Action - Pathways to Health Equity

This report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine describes the causes and solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome. 178 more words

Health Status Disparities

Understanding the Intersection of Medicaid and Work

From the issue brief by Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz, and Anthony Damico from the Kaiser Family Foundation:

Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low incomes. 398 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

The Future of Health Care Is Outside the Doctor's Office

From the article by Mattie Quinn on Governing:

Eastern Kentucky, with its small communities nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, is well known as one of the poorest pockets of the country. 545 more words

Health Disparities

Common Health for the Commonwealth: 2017 Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health

Last month, the Massachusetts Health Council released its 2017 Common Health for the Commonwealth: Report on Preventable Conditions and Social Determinants of Health (Report) which identifies key public health areas that require action in order to reduce health inequity and improve overall health in the state. 185 more words

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Chang yourself vs chang the world

There are many adages that urge change from within. Probably, the most memorable one is by Gandhi, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Although very attractive, I find problematic for a number of reasons. 305 more words

Population Health

New Government Report Looks At Precarious Work

The Wold Health Organization (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as the “conditions in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age. These conditions influence a person’s opportunity to be healthy, his/her risk of illness and life expectancy. 467 more words

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