March 2014 Blog Posts (10)

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

A new Science study from Nobel Prize Winner Heckman shows that early life hardship is related to adult health outcomes.

The study is based on a randomized trial from Carolina's Abecedarian Project. The research group first demonstrated that the intervention improved both social and cognitive…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 30, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER, MARCH 22, 2014

Welcome to our newest members!  HealthBegins is a growing community…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

International Health: Addressing social factors reduces hospitalizations for poor children

Associação Saúde Criança (SC), a Brazilian non-profit organization, understands that medical treatment alone is not sufficient…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Susan Dentzer @RWJF discusses Upstreamists & the role of Academic Health Centers in tackling upstream causes of disease

The following is an excerpt from recent blog post by Susan Dentzer, who describes RWJF's new culture of health, the role of Academic Health Centers (AHC), and HealthBegins work in connecting and training Upstreamists. She also describes the groundbreaking work led by Florida International University, a relatively new AHC.  Read more here …

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Added by Rishi Manchanda on March 21, 2014 at 2:06am — No Comments

New York Times: Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

Raw, compelling, and galvanizing article today on decreasing life expectancy for some Americans.

From the article:

“Poverty is a thief,” said Michael Reisch, a professor of social justice at the University of Maryland, testifying before a Senate panel on the issue. “Poverty not only diminishes a person’s life chances, it steals years from one’s life.”…

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Added by Stephen Martin on March 16, 2014 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

A Practical Playbook to help primary care and public health team up

HB members will likely appreciate the new site "Practicalplaybook.org." From an article that describes what they're doing...."Brian Castrucci, who’s worked in city and state health departments and is now Chief Program and Strategy Director at the de Beaumont Foundation, likes to…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

HealthBegins and Upstream Medicine featured in JAMA-IM

In an invited commentary on a paper on community health workers in Philadelphia published online last month, Social Determinants of Health: From Bench to Bedside, I cite the project as an example of upstream medicine and invite readers to check out HealthBegins. I don't know if it's made a difference in the network, but a lot of people I've spoken with have pledged to check out the…

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Added by Harrison Alter on March 7, 2014 at 2:32am — 1 Comment

New JAMA article on socioeconomic influences on child health

HealthBegins members may find  this article from Neal Halfon particularly interesting. He describes some new articles describing poverty-focused interventions that result in improved health outcomes for children. 

For those of you that need the short version today:…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 4, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER, MARCH 3RD, 2014

Helllloooo HealthBegins Members!…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 3, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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