***Mid-Week Wrap-Up from HealthBegins***
Welcome to our newest members! We are an ever-growing community of health providers and other health experts interested in the social factors that impact health, and how to address social factors in clinical…Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 28, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Should we consider "food" to be an essential social determinant? As a fundamental element of our daily existence food is a central variable in our ongoing human development, lifestyle decision making as well as integral in mapping the trajectory of our future nutritional habits.
I’m also one of those people whose wrestled with multiple food intake, fad diets and weight loss challenges, especially in my life as a child, adolescent and young adult. And…Continue
Added by Rod Hart RN, COHN on August 27, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've only recently begun really learning about social determinants of health. After a discussion with a friend I decided to try to start screening in my own clinic; the first 3 patients I screened all admitted to being food insecure. Two of them admit to having regular access to food for only about half of every month and the last patient trades half of her food stamps every month for a couch in her friend's apartment. It's no wonder that a review of…Continue
From yesterday's Medpage Today online news- a wrap-up of Dr. Manchanda's webinar co-hosted by WHYY Senior Health Writer Taunya English, entitled Health and the Built Environment: What Makes an Environment Healthy?
"Care models such as PCMHs, ambulatory intensive care units, and medical neighborhoods should thrive on connecting patients' clinical…Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
On Thursday August 29th, the Healthy Food Access Portal will host a webinar called "Farmer's Markets in Low Income Communities- Strategies and Best Practices". It will discuss various programs and policies and their influence on healthy food options in low income neighborhoods. To register, click here. …Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 22, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments
Two new articles and a website that might be appealing to HB members interested in patient financial health.
1. Sweet et al write in Social Science & Medicine that financial debt in young people is linked with stress and depression, poorer health status and higher diastolic bp. (…Continue
Added by Laura Gottlieb on August 21, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments
Art Kaufman's TED X ABQ talk on New Mexico Health Extension Agents helps make the argument for why addressing social determinants is so critical--and he offers a model for doing it. I'm excited to think about how HealthBegins members can spread this work to more places.
Added by Laura Gottlieb on August 18, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments
Happy Sunday to our HealthBegins community! …Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Good news as summer comes to a close: for the first time, obesity rates for children in the U.S. have fallen in many states. See the full CDC report here.
What are the reasons for this change? And what can health providers and community members do to continue this trend? …Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 18, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments
On Wednesday, August 21 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, WHYY Health Reporter Taunya English and HealthBegins founder Rishi Manchanda, M.D., will conduct a webinar entitled Health and The Built Environment- What Makes A Healthy Environment? During the talk, they will discuss links between health…Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on August 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Linda Sharp on August 17, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
**Mid-summer wrap-up of news in social determinants of health**
Welcome to our newest…
Added by Linda Sharp on August 10, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I want to let everyone know about this NYT article about status and stress. We know that the stress of poverty early in life can have consequences that last into adulthood. It great that this message is getting out in the popular press.
Added by Dayna Long on August 9, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
Human Impact Partners, a non-profit in Oakland, California that conducts and trains partners to conduct Health Impact Assessments, has a blog page that I finally checked out today. I really liked an entry from their research director Holly Avey about the stress response. You can check it out…Continue
Added by Laura Gottlieb on August 6, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Added by Linda Sharp on August 4, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments