November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Integrating Primary Care and Public Health

At the recent APHA conference in November, I heard about an ongoing project that may be of interest to HealthBegins members.  Dr. Albert Terrillion of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) shared a project currently underway to support national, regional, and local efforts to integrate primary care and public health.  This…


Added by Linda Sharp on November 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

HealthBegins at the IOM on Monday, Nov 25th - Make your voice heard!

We started HealthBegins to bring together the voices of health professionals committed to improving clinical medicine and its role in improving the social determinants of health. Now, we are bringing your voices directly to the Institute of Medicine.…


Added by Rishi Manchanda on November 22, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Dr. Tom Bodenheimer talks about upstream medicine

Wanted to share this article, originally published in Primary Care Progress.  In the article, Dr. Tom Bodenheimer- a primary care doctor at UCSF and a leader in the field of primary and preventive medicine- discusses the importance of primary care providers addressing the root causes of ill health. 


By Tom Bodenheimer,…


Added by Linda Sharp on November 22, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

NYT Article on Discussing Cost in Clinical Settings

Just saw this NYT Op-Ed--likely to resonate with HB members. Full NEJM article by author and colleagues attached here as well. Ubel et al NEJM

Added by Laura Gottlieb on November 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


Welcome to our newest members!  We are getting close to 700 members of HealthBegins, a 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 settings.

We are excited for the American Public Health Conference getting underway today in beautiful Boston, MA.  For those of you unable to attend, please check our blog…


Added by Linda Sharp on November 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free Market Investors Treating Asthma in Fresno, CA

I recently read an article about an interesting approach to the asthma epidemic in Fresno, CA called Can the Free Market Cure Asthma?.  Located in California's central valley, Fresno has one of the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country, with some estimates that one in every six children suffer from asthma.  “If asthma were an infectious disease,…


Added by Linda Sharp on November 3, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

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