Tagged: medical care

Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Read the full Expert Insight series! This article first appeared on the Capital Impact Partners blog on August 30, 2016.  Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs? This …

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Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve: Four Policy Recommendations for Healthy Housing

Sometimes solving persistent problems requires a strange set of bedfellows. A collaborative of nine affordable housing organizations in Portland, Oregon has been proving that introducing and services into affordable housing is the key to improving the and well-being of affordable housing residents nationwide. In fact, health integration seems to be the next piece of the …

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Fast Fact: ACOs Shift Healthcare’s Focus to Population Health

This Fast Fact is part of a series in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the national coordinating center for Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the full Fast Facts series!     Fact Nationwide, the number of total grew 12.6 percent since …

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Forming Partnerships with the Healthcare Sector

What meeting did you attend? I attended the Aligning Community Health with Investment Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. The conference was hosted by the Public Health Institute and the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. This was the third meeting in a series that started in late 2015 in Chicago and Boston. The meeting brought …

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How Can We Give Children the Best Chance to Succeed?

This article first appeared on the Low Income Investment Fund’s What Works blog on April 5, 2016.  Segregation and place-based inequality hurt our children’s future and prosperity. A steady stream of studies continues to show that where a child grows up is one of the strongest predictors of her health and economic success (e.g., “Growing …

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Why Pediatricians Should Screen Their Young Patients for Poverty

As a practicing pediatrician, I have always asked my patients’ parents plenty of questions. Have you child-proofed your home? Is she getting enough milk and fresh fruits and veggies? Do you have the right sized car seat? Now, based on new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), doctors like myself may be asking, …

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Three Key Takeaways from the Alignment of Health and Community Development (AHEAD) Initiative

We know that cities across the country are grappling with deep inequities in health and well-being. We also know that the Affordable Care Act is changing the way that hospitals deliver health care services and think about their role in improving health. And there is a growing recognition that neighborhood factors have a profound impact …

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Dispatches: Network Director Doug Jutte reports on the ACHI annual meeting

What meeting did you attend? The Association for Community Health Improvement‘s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. I helped organize the first ever track, co-led a community development overview session with Amy Gillman from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and co-organized a community development and health metrics session with Jessica Mulcahy from Success Measures at NeighborWorks and Nancy …

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Affordable Housing Reduces Medicad Costs, New Report Shows

This press release first appeared on the Enterprise website February 25, 2016.   A study released today shows that affordable housing paired with health care services significantly increases access to primary care and reduces emergency department visits while lowering Medicaid costs, according to research from Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) and Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise). …

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Developing Communities With Health in Mind

This article first appeared on The Pew Charitable Trusts blog January 14, 2015.   The Health Impact Project spends a great deal of time talking about the social determinants of health and about health equity, but what do these terms really mean? Simply put, a person’s health is affected by a complex array of social …

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