January 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Addressing social factors key for undocumented patients

Currently undocumented immigrants and those legally in the U.S. for less than 5 years do not qualify for Medicaid and cannot buy into the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.  This makes immigrants among the most vulnerable groups in America in regards to health care access. 

Dr. Steve Larson and others in Philadelphia run a clinic called 'Puentes de Salud' (Bridges to Health).  A key component of the work is to address the underlying causes of illness such as poor…

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Added by Linda Sharp on January 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

New RWJ Commission to Build a Healthier America Report

In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) convened the Commission to Build a Healthier America to help us find better ways to improve the health of our nation. The Commission—a national, nonpartisan group of leaders from both the public and private sectors—issued  10 sweeping recommendations aimed at improving the health of all Americans.

The Commission’s work sparked a national conversation that has led to a marked increase in collaboration among a wide variety of partners…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on January 16, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

January and EITC counseling for families!

Happy New Year, all.

Just wanted to share a helpful new posting from Docs for Tots on the Earned Income Tax Credit: What's a doc to do!

The EITC and Child Care tax credits account for a 6% reduction in poverty for families in the U.S. each year. They are a critical part of our safety net that is often overlooked because it is not a direct…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on January 10, 2014 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

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