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How Do You Deliver Health Care Where There Are No Roads? Make Community Health Workers Better

Madeleine Ballard | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Madeleine Ballard

Though illness is universal, access to care is not. Around the world, over 1 billion people in the world's most remote villages go their entire lives without being seen by a health worker.

Consumer Beware in Biomedical Research and Women's Health

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

Lost amidst the flurry of changes is a pervasive health care policy issue that significantly affects all of our health outcomes as well as our health care dollar: gender inequity in medical research.

We Need to Create an Enabling Environment for Health Innovation

Krista Donaldson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Krista Donaldson

No matter where you live, or your income level, healthcare is ripe for change. The state of health in 2024 will be radically better, but only if we create an enabling environment for implementation and adoption health innovations.

Arts and Medicine. Do It.

Iva Fattorini | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Iva Fattorini

I can't imagine the hospitals of the future without some form of the arts: visual, performing and literary -- with their latent therapeutic powers fully activated. This is a bold statement.

But What's the Cost of Not Addressing Poverty?

Catalina Escobar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Catalina Escobar

I realized after the first six to seven years of trial and error that we cannot change the broader cultural and economic problems such as social disparity, limited access to services and entrenched cultural norms that these girls face.