May 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Reflections on Gun Violence

May 31st, 2014

Last Thursday, I sat with our HealthBegins pre-med intern Rebecca Long at Alliance Health Services Academy in South LA.  It was the last day of class for the high school seniors, and HealthBegins had been working with them for nine months on an internship in the social…

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Added by Linda Sharp on May 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

KOOTENAY BOUNDARY DIVISION OF FAMILY PRACTICE LAUNCHES THE “POVERTY INTERVENTION TOOL” – HELPING DOCTORS SUPPORT PATIENTS WHOSE FINANCIAL SITUATION IS AFFECTING THEIR HEALTH

Kootenay Boundary, BC Doctors in the Kootenay Boundary have a new tool today that will help them support patients with socio-economic challenges impacting their health.

Entitled the Poverty Intervention Tool, the document explores the profound impact that social determinants, like not being able to meet monthly expenses, have on patient…

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Added by Sam Burnett on May 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Putting Care In Context: A $10K Social Determinants Design Challenge

Earlier today at a Health 2.0 conference in Brooklyn, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) announced a design challenge to put "Care in Context" by opening social & financial conversations between patients & providers. (See …

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Added by Rishi Manchanda on May 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Social Medicine Course Announcement

On behalf of SocMed, we are pleased to invite health professional students to apply for the fifth 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…

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Added by Michael Westerhaus on May 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER, MAY 10TH, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to all from HealthBegins!

Welcome to our newest…

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Added by Linda Sharp on May 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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