Linda Sharp
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States

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Practicing Clinician (at least 25% patient care), Academic Faculty/Researcher
Please list the name(s) of the health care institution(s) (e.g. hospital, clinic, university, group) with which you are affiliated
Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Which social conditions or needs are you most interested in? (pick top three)
Inadequate or Unhealthy Housing, Homelessness, Food Insecurity/Hunger, Global Health

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Posted on April 12, 2015 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

HealthBegins is excited to be in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Beyond Flexner Conference April 13th-15th. 

  • For twitter users, the conference organizers are @BeyondFlexner and you can follow events at #BF2015 and #BeyondFlexner
  • HealthBegins will be tweeting live from the event!  Will you be there?  Send…

Social-Health Information Exchange to improve care for patients with social needs

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

For anyone who may have missed this article in JGIM in January, its a great study that studies how health centers and community service providers can share information and improve care for patients with social needs.  See the abstract below and link to the article.  

Envisioning a Social-Health Information Exchange as a Platform to Support a Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood: A…


New Year's Commitment- Academic Medicine and the Social Determinants of Health

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Happy New Year everyone! 

Although this is from 2012, I wanted to share and remind us that academic medicine is committed to addressing the social determinants of health. 

  • If you are a medical or health student, what is your school doing to address social…

Patients from disadvantaged neighborhoods at greater risk for rehospitalization

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:55am 1 Comment

According to a new article from the Annals of Internal Medicine"Living in a severely disadvantaged neighborhood predicts rehospitalization as powerfully as the presence of illnesses, such as peripheral vascular disease or chronic pulmonary disease, and more powerfully than being on Medicaid or having diabetes".  

In the article…


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At 1:12pm on June 2, 2014, Lauri Andress, Ph.D. said…

I shared some of my thoughts on community participation in this blog as a way of explaining why civic capacity is critical.



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