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June 2022 Simar Singh Bajaj, Anthony Zhong, Bhav Jain, Fatima Cody Stanford,
The connections between infrastructure and health are robust, from the benefits of green spaces, physical activity, and clean air to the consequences of water pollution, community severance, and environmental contamination. More
May 2022 Alex C. Liber,
Context: The effects of commerce on the public health are omnipresent. The commercial determinants of health (CDoH) represent a burgeoning area of… More
February 2022 Rachel Hogg-Graham, Elizabeth Graves, Glen P. Mays,
Context: While the novel coronavirus pandemic has underscored the important role of public health systems in protecting community health, it has also… More
September 2021 Kathryn E. Gunter, Monica E. Peek, Jacob P. Tanumihardjo, Evalyn Carbrey, Richard D. Crespo, Trista W. Johnson, Brenda Rueda-Yamashita, Eric I. Schwartz, Catalina Sol, Cody M. Wilkinson, Jo Wilson, Emily Loehmer, Marshall H. Chin,
In this study, Kathryn E. Gunter of University of Chicago and colleagues explore the experiences of eight grantee organizations from the Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care initiative sponsored by the Merck Foundation, which aims improve diabetes outcomes by transforming primary care and addressing social needs within evolving payment methods. The authors find that current payment mechanisms for health care services do not adequately support critical up-front investments in infrastructure to address medical and social needs, nor provide sufficient incentives to make addressing social needs a priority More
July 2021 Marcella Alsan, Amy N. Finkelstein,
From Scurvy to Streptomycin to Social Policy
Their cases were as similar as I could have them.
—James Lind, 17531
With deep roots in clinical… More
February 2021 Eric S. Kim, Scott W. Delaney, Louis Tay, Ying Chen, Ed Diener, Tyler J. Vanderweele,
Context: Several intergovernmental organizations (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Health Organization, United Nations)… More
January 2021 John E. McDonough,
President Joe Biden hopes to husband a new administration and, perhaps, a new politico-economic era distinct from that of President Donald Trump and… More
January 2021 Lauren A. Taylor, Elena Byhoff,
Context: Recent health policies incentivize health care providers to collaborate with community‐based organizations (CBOs), such as food pantries… More
December 2020 Dalton Conley,
If we have (re-)learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that any new health shock is borne differentially by those of different… More
December 2020 Frederick J. Zimmerman,
The United States is failing in population health. Life expectancy in the United States is falling for the first time since reliable mortality records… More
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