Social determinants of health
“You shouldn’t be breathing air that could be killing you.”
In his presentation, Pizzorno then described a mathematical model he and his team built for predicting the "attributable
Yes, it certainly was a good week for health... CARE. We all value health care treatment and disease research. Too many of
Without broadband connectivity to the last miles of America, neither the nation's health citizens (taxpayers, all) won't
As doctors and child advocates who care for children, we want them to have the opportunity to grow up to be healthy, productive members of our society. To help them realize their potential, healthy economics may be one of the best remedies of all.
I often hear people saying "he has cancer," or "my friend passed away from cancer." Maybe we shouldn't give the disease an identity.
Whether all 297 programs consistently serve their vulnerable target population, however, is a different question. A decade of observation and the outcome of the Birmingham trial reveal that federal safeguards to protect this mission are insufficient.
If you follow the news closely, it can seem like small-town America is in the throes of social and economic collapse.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.
Creating a life of financial freedom requires discipline, learning to live within your means, and accepting that delayed gratification is superior than spending money that you do not have. It is a difficult undertaking, but one that you will not regret.
We are a uniquely adaptable species. It has led us into trouble that imperils ourselves, and our planet alike. There are early indications of hope that it could lead us out as well.
This last sentence strikes us as particularly salient: Last year, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA
The sooner we all realize that housing is a vaccine -- that our health is dramatically shaped by where we live -- the sooner
We must remember that health does not exist in a vacuum separate from wealth, from the laws we write, from the systems we create to protect our citizens, or from the injustices that exist in each of these things.
We are making tremendous progress, but our work is far from over. We need to make sure every person in America can get health care to prevent illness and to help them get better when they are sick.
In 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, we knew that new opportunities were emerging for drug users who were disconnected from the traditional healthcare system.
We may want to quit seeing health care and social supports as alternatives and instead see them as complements. Allowing health care expenditures to crowd out upstream investments in health has proven imprudent policy.
We cannot afford to perpetuate a system that pressures clinicians to chase outcomes for problems that originate far beyond their reach. We must pursue transformation that aligns public health and primary care.
Our consequences-based approach to health care will lead to a lifetime of medication, countless doctor visits, and the need for surgery and other costly interventions for those who are chronically ill.
Whenever there is an outbreak, there is political and public outcry that dies out as soon as it is controlled. We have the great privilege of living largely free of fear from infectious disease, but it comes at a cost -- investment in and ongoing support for the public health system.