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Added by Rishi Manchanda on July 21, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments
Do you know a clinic that helped move health care upstream by addressing the social and environmental conditions that make people sick? Have you played a role in moving healthcare upstream?
We want to hear your story! We would love for the world to hear it too!
On August 6th, I will record a TED Talk about…Continue
Added by Rishi Manchanda on July 20, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
NPR is running a great series on stress and health. It kicked off with a NPR/ RWJF/ HSPH survey on stress in the US - Stressed Out: Americans Tell us About Stress in Their Lives - and follows with For Many Americans, Stress…Continue
Added by Rajiv Bhatia on July 15, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments
In a study of approximately 1000 low birth weight infants, by the age of two to six years old, children who lived in poorer neighborhoods had much higher BMIs than their counterparts in wealthier neighborhoods. “The study identifies for the first time the effects of neighborhood-level poverty, family poverty and ethnicity on children’s weight, shedding new light on the origins of adult health disparities, the authors say.”…Continue
Added by Ricky Y. Choi on July 11, 2014 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Check out these great examples of how to incorporate new tools into an EMR created By Dr. Bruce Hobson of Powell River BC. The first one is an example of how Brief Action Planning (BAP), can be incorporated into an EMR.
For more information on BAP visit The Centre for Collaboration…Continue
Added by Sam Burnett on July 10, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments
Many thanks to David Jones, MD, PhD for sending on the Harvard Medical School Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health Course Curriculum. It's chock full of great readings and cases for discussion and could be adapted for use in other teaching settings. And an extra thanks to Komal Kothari for helping us make…Continue
Added by Laura Gottlieb on July 8, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments
City and state campaigns to raise the minimum wage and mandate paid sick days are taking off all over the country and in many places health leaders have been stepping up and speaking out powerfully. Chicago, Los Angeles are both considering following the lead of Seattle and a citizens initiative will be on the ballot this fall in Oakland.…Continue
Happy Independence Day to our HealthBegins community!
Welcome to our newest members, and thank you to all of those who have shared HealthBegins with friends and colleagues. We are a growing community of health providers and other health experts interested in understanding and addressing social factors from within clinical settings.
Top content this week:…Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Just heard about this TEDMED talk "The Psychology of Poverty" on July 8th at 12 pm EST. To learn more, or to sign up for the talk, follow this link.
For those who want to read an interesting article about how the daily stress of poverty can impact health, this article about …Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on July 4, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments
I would like to invite all you health innovators with a Project-in-the-works (must be 3 years or older) to consider submitting your project to the "Projects that Work" competition at the annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health in Fortaleza, Brazil. For those who aren't familiar with The Network, I pulled this from their website:
The Network: Towards Unity for Health is an international organisation of academic health professions institutions and…Continue
Added by Tatyana Guerrero-Pezzano on July 2, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments