For those interested in learning more about how to address financial health (in or outside of clinical settings) we have a new resource to share!
"The Asset Platform is a resource for staff at nonprofit organizations and agencies that provide financial education, coaching, asset development and other support services. AssetPlatform.org delivers…Continue
Check out this terrific report from Children's HealthWatch on SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits. Key findings described in the report include:
According to a recent study, U.S. adults with fewer than twelve years of education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s. If this isn't alarming enough "when race and education are combined, the disparity is even more striking." These gaps have widened over time, with the report suggesting there are "two Americas...in terms of life expectancy, demarcated by level of…Continue
According to Rishi Manchanda, MD, "for a growing number of doctors, nurses, and health professionals, upholding the right to vote....is a way to help break the vicious cycle that links civic and health disparities."
Now in California voters can simply go…Continue
A recent report by the Institute of Medicine showed that "pervasive inefficiencies, inability to manage a deepening clinical knowledge base, and a reward system poorly focused...all hinder improvements and threaten the nation's economic stability." Missed prevention opportunities alone amounted to $55 billion in potential savings. Also important is…Continue
Added by Linda Sharp on September 11, 2012 at 11:58pm — No Comments
THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER ISSUE #3
This week: What is the relationship between education and health?
Labor Day weekend is over, and its back to school time for students across the U.S. This week, in honor of fall, we explore education and its impact on health. Our founding member, Dr. Laura Gottlieb explores the topic…
Added by Ricky Y. Choi on September 11, 2012 at 12:39am — No Comments
When I was a medical student in San Francisco in the 1980s, I did most rotations at county and VA hospitals. Most patients were poor, and many were from racial and ethnic minority groups.
One day, two teenage Asian American boys were wheeled into the trauma emergency room, already…Continue
Added by Ricky Y. Choi on September 6, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments