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Population Health

How Our New Relationship With Cuba Will Improve Americans' Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

When Dr. C. William Keck sat down to write an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, imploring Congress to end the United States’ Cuba em...

Too Many People Are Dying in Northeast Texas

David Lakey | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Lakey

2,615. That's the number of people who died in Northeast Texas in 2014 who wouldn't have died if mortality rates in the region were simply the same as...

The Democratization Of Health Care: Building Sustainable Communities

Gary Puckrein | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The federal government is the nation's largest single payer of healthcare in the United States, yet it has no coherent plan or strategic vision beyond developing and executing alternative payment models.

Cities vs. Climate Change

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

At this, the height of a very warm summer and in the midst of a year that's predicted to become the hottest on record, it's clear that cities are majo...

'I Will Keep Them From Harm And Injustice.'

Oliver Leung | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Oliver Leung

Part 2 of 10: Preventing No-Shows Being stood up is never fun and it's disrespectful in professional appointments. Unfortunately, it's not a matter...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

The Affordable Care Act at Five Years: Where Is Prevention?

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 03.09.2017 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

Five years in, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved the delivery of health care in the United States. But more could be done, especially in prev...

10 Years Watching the New York Health System: The Good and the Bad

James R. Knickman | Posted 03.01.2017 | New York
James R. Knickman

After 10 rewarding years, I step down this week as President of the New York State Health Foundation and join the faculty at New York University. In other places, I have reflected on my experiences running the Foundation, but here I thought I would reflect on the ups and downs of health care.

Fix Public Health the Cleveland Clinic Way

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Our efforts to improve, and similar efforts in other communities, would be more likely to succeed with policy changes to facilitate multiple government supported health services operating on one electronic record system.

Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must Ensure "the Medicine Goes Down"

Christian Moritz | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Christian Moritz

There could be a problem with current incentives and funding for support structures for accountable care organizations (ACO). This "spoonful of sugar"...

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

The Most Important Public Health Advance of the Year: A $15 Minimum Wage

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.23.2016 | New York
James R. Knickman

Over time, I drifted to spending more and more time trying to figure out how to improve the health of low-income New Yorkers and the most vulnerable among our neighbors. What I have learned over the years is that poverty and health challenges are intrinsically intertwined.

Primary Care and Public Health: A Partnership to Change America's Health

Brian Castrucci | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

We cannot afford to perpetuate a system that pressures clinicians to chase outcomes for problems that originate far beyond their reach. We must pursue transformation that aligns public health and primary care.

Going Beyond 'Band-Aid' Care

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

An MRI here, a prescription there -- these are Band-Aids, not lasting solutions. Our communities need innovative approaches to pressing issues like homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and lack of mental health services. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.

The Surprising Driver of NYC's Long Life Expectancy

James R. Knickman | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

When we take a closer look at the new research and really dig into the data--stay with me!--it appears that we are in fact right on par with the national average, and that the "two years better than average" claim doesn't really fly.

Prevention First: Invest in Public Health to Make the ACA Successful

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

If we are really serious about improving the health of Americans and communities across this nation, providing health insurance under Obamacare -- while an important first step -- will not be enough.

Genes, John Wayne and Population Health

Paul Tarini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Tarini

On the final day of TEDMED this year was unveiled Ozzy Osbourne's genome. There, for all to see, was the metal-rocking Prince of Darkness rendered in...