October 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Will you be at the APHA conference?

For anyone going to the APHA conference in Boston who wants to recommend sessions or workshops, please feel free to post here.  We will compile a list to send to members, and will also update this blog post with information about live tweets and other ways to interact from wherever you are located. 

Please share work that will help us integrate clinical medicine and social determinants of health.  See you all in Boston! 

Added by Linda Sharp on October 24, 2013 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments


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Added by Linda Sharp on October 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Changing Policy from the Wards

Last night, an enthusiastic medical student gave me this article, entitled Changing Hospital Policy from the Wards: An Introduction to Health Policy Education.  The article describes a variety of interventions to meet the social needs of patients in order to improve health outcomes.  Specifically, they…


Added by Linda Sharp on October 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants and Children Program

As frustrating as it is to see our leaders in a political stalemate, the government shutdown has potential health consequences.  Some populations, such as low income children, just can't wait.  Here is an Huffington Post blog from a few days back that outlines the implications of the government shutdown on children and pregnant women. …


Added by Ricky Y. Choi on October 13, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Code for America and your clinic....

One of our members recently let me know about Code for America, which you can learn more about by watching founder Jennifer Pahlka's TED talk here. The organization tries to better link citizens and government, creating areas for innovation at the intersection of government service and technology. It's super cool! I thought some of the apps might be interesting to HealthBegins folks who are trying to integrate existing…


Added by Laura Gottlieb on October 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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