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Why Health Isn't Just Health Care's Problem

Ellen Lawton | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Ellen Lawton

We may want to quit seeing health care and social supports as alternatives and instead see them as complements. Allowing health care expenditures to crowd out upstream investments in health has proven imprudent policy.

We Can Prevent, Not Just Treat, Homelessness Among Veterans

Ellen Lawton | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Ellen Lawton

There are many problems our nation's veterans face as a result of serving our country that we must be prepared to treat when they return home. But homelessness should not be one of them; it is something that should never happen in the first place.

A Visit to the Patients' Lawyer Can Reduce Stress

Ellen Lawton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Lawton

We cannot ask health care providers to address all the factors that make people sick, nor is there a fix to every source of stress. But we can recognize the broader impact of illness on a person's life and the outside factors that interfere with their medical care and recovery.

3 Ways to Fix America's Health and Legal Services Safety Net

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Claire Pomeroy

Failure to provide an adequate safety net of health and legal services places the health, economic well-being and civil rights of all of us at risk. It is time to make a lasting difference.

Training Doctors to Speak the Language of the Law

Christine Nero Coughlin | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Christine Nero Coughlin

Until we have clarity about how our future health care system will operate, pessimism will abound in the medical profession. My hope is that we can provide future doctors with a voice to enter the debate.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...