Added by Michael Westerhaus on July 26, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments
On behalf of SocMed, we are pleased to invite health professional students to apply for the seventh annual course Beyond the Biologic Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness, a social medicine immersion experience offered on-site at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda from January 3rd – 27th, 2017. Beyond the Biologic Basis of…Continue
Added by Michael Westerhaus on June 24, 2016 at 9:18pm — No Comments
We would like to invite you to participate in the highly-anticipated upcoming conference, “Reimagining Social Medicine: Transformative Education and Social Action for Health Equity,” that will take place April 30th, 2016 on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. The conference will provide a forum for engaged, global conversation on understanding and responding to the social determinants of health, which heavily shape societal health outcomes throughout the world. Social…Continue
Added by Michael Westerhaus on March 22, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments
Greetings! I wanted to share my blog entry for the TZOA environmental tracker, for which I am an ambassador. Full article here: http://www.tzoa.com/blog/
How many environmental hazards do we get exposed to on a day-to-day basis? Since air pollution is not always visible to the naked eye or sensed by the nose, we really don’t have a good sense of what our lungs’ immune cells have to combat every day.
In the indoor environment there are…Continue
Added by Ekaterina (Kat) Galkina on October 7, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Proposals (CFP) for leadership centers to direct four new programs that will support and network together boundary-spanning leaders. To address our nation’s health challenges, we need leaders who have skills to work effectively together across disciplines, professions, and sectors. This is more important than ever, as…Continue
Added by Susan Promislo on July 8, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments
Great article about Dr. Gary Bloch circulating. Inspiring!
Added by Laura Gottlieb on May 26, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments
HealthBegins is excited to be in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Beyond Flexner Conference April 13th-15th.
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Added by Laura Gottlieb on January 9, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments
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Added by Laura Gottlieb on January 8, 2015 at 3:55pm — No 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.
Added by Linda Sharp on January 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Link to our recent Health Affairs article about how public housing redevelopment is related to child health care utilization. Hope it is helpful to our HealthBegins members--
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…Continue
Interesting blog post by Dr. Leana Wen.
Check out the new report released by the Vera Institute of Justice on mass incarceration in its role in fueling health disparities. This report is the first in a series of reports that will examine the challenges posed to public health by mass incarceration and the opportunities for change offered by the ACA. It's a long read but there is some…Continue
Added by Rebecca Long on November 20, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments
HealthBegins members might be interested in our recent paper exploring methods of screening for social needs in clinical settings.
A Randomized Trial on Screening for Social Determinants of Health: the iScreen Study.…Continue
Identifying a cause for autism continues to be a challenge. However a recent study seems to suggest that one other place to look is air pollution exposure in pregnant women and young childhood.
"Children who fell into higher exposure groups of styrene and chromium were at a 1.4- to two-fold greater risk of ASD, after accounting for the age of the mother, maternal cigarette smoking, race and education."…Continue
Added by Ricky Y. Choi on October 26, 2014 at 6:35pm — No Comments
Adding to Rajiv's discussion of Prop 47...A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine draws attention to incarceration and its role as a social determinant of health.
Once released, former prisoners often find themselves locked into a cycle of poverty and poor health. Many states prohibit former inmates from enrolling in important anti-poverty programs. These restrictions often include bans on…Continue
Added by Rebecca Long on October 13, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments