March 2013 Blog Posts (13)

CDFIs will have expanded capacity to finance community health centers

CDFI Fund Announces New Series to Expand the Capacity of CDFIs to Finance Community Health Centers…
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Added by Jan Simpson on March 27, 2013 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER- MATCH DAY EDITION

Today is Match Day!  Good luck to all medical students in their professional journey ahead, you have worked incredibly hard.

HealthBegins wants to be a part of your career development: Join medical student and soon-to-be-resident Rosalyn Plotzker and others in our new HealthBegins Resident Group, or …

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

California Endowment campaign to extend health care to undocumented immigrants

According to a recent LA Times article, 3 to 4 million people in California will remain without health insurance after the ACA goes into effect.  Many of these people have green cards, visas, or other documents, and about one…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

UCLA Blum Center Announces Inaugural Spring Symposium on Poverty and Health in Latin America

On May 1, the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America will conduct its Inaugural Spring Symposium, Informing Responses to Reduce Poverty and Improve Health in Latin America.

This free, day-long (9 AM - 3 PM) symposium will advance knowledge on efforts aimed at creating more equitable health in Latin America. The symposium will offer opportunities for multidisciplinary education and collaboration…

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Added by Anne M Dubois on March 12, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER MARCH 6th, 2013

As Match Day approaches, we especially welcome our latest student members! Join Rosalyn Plotzker and others in our new HealthBegins Resident Group, or start a chapter at your school!

Top Content this Week:…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Can crowdfunding help improve social determinants of health?

Clinic or community-based projects to improve social determinants of health (SDOH) often lack enough funding and support to get started or keep going. Fundraising staff, when available, must often focus on obtaining large grants. Meanwhile, promising early-stage or smaller scale interventions to improve social determinants can languish.      



Crowdfunding, the collective effort of individuals who pool resources to support a shared mission or service - offers intriguing…

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Added by Rishi Manchanda on March 5, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Wealth Inequality in America Visually Explained

Health and economic factors are linked.  In the words of Dr. Jack Geiger, "we know that the size of the gap between the top and the bottom economically, between nations and within nations, is an almost perfect correlate of morbidity and mortality. The greater the gap-the greater the level of morbidity and mortality." 

This video is a sobering illustration that explains in many ways…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 4, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Webinar this week: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PATIENTS

Here is a webinar on March 8th that may be of interest to you:

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PATIENTS

http://www.aapcho.org/events/sdoh-mar8_2013-webinar/

Added by Ricky Y. Choi on March 4, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Can you make lemonade from sequestration?

There probably couldn't be a better time to do more for socioeconomically vulnerable patients seen in our clinics, since sequestration is likely to hit them the hardest

Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 4, 2013 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Health Begins Residents

I am not a doctor yet. The match is 13 days away (what feels like an eternity that’s just around the corner). But, on March 15th, I will still be a medical student; at least for the next 3 months.



Like so many, I was drawn to medicine after working with people who had barriers to health care, along with circumstances that put them at risk for disease. In medical school there was no shortage of these dilemmas. Beyond physical illnesses, my patients grappled with…

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Added by Rosalyn Plotzker on March 3, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Place matters: Social determinants of health (Part 1 of 2)

Place matters. Hippocrates had this figured out back in 400 BC, but we’re just now catching up. With his classic “…

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Added by Meredith Barrett on March 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

"Revealing Hidden Hunger: How to Screen and Intervene"

There's a terrific article by a team from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Contemporary Pediatrics this month. The lead author is a pediatric resident, which is inspiring. I particularly liked some of the graphics--like the adapted pyramid of needs--and could envision using them in a powerpoint presentation…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 1, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

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