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Alan B. Cohen,
In this issue of the Milbank Quarterly, readers will find Perspectives and original scholarship articles on such diverse topics as complexity in… More
Trisha Greenhalgh, Eivind Engebretsen, Roland Bal, Sofia Kjellström,
In this review paper, authors explore the crucial contribution of human values to complex interaction and change. In the form of “simple rules,” we offer some preliminary recommendations for a more contemporary and values-informed approach to complexity in health care. We invite a new generation of research to extend the existing evidence base. More
Kevin Fiscella, Ronald M. Epstein,
Health matters to people and society. People generally desire to live longer, continue to function independently, and experience well-being throughout… More
Jennifer Karas Montez, Kent Jason Cheng, Jacob M. Grumbach,
Erosion of electoral democracy is a threat to population health. This study adds to growing evidence that electoral democracy and population health are inextricably linked. More
Daniel R. S. Habib, Lauren M. Klein, Eliana M. Perrin, Andrew J. Perrin, Sara B. Johnson,
Primary care is a potentially fruitful setting for cultivating community and individual health and power by supporting social connectedness, self-efficacy, and collective action. More
Eli K. Michaels, Tracy Lam-Hine, Thu T. Nguyen, Gilbert C. Gee, Amani M. Allen,
Cultural racism is a pervasive social toxin that surrounds all other dimensions of racism to produce and maintain racial health inequities. Yet, cultural racism has received relatively little attention in the public health literature. More
Michael S. Sparer, Lawrence D. Brown,
The politics of public health requires a closer look at the role played by county commissioners, mayors, and other local elected officials. We need a political strategy to persuade these officials that their constituents will benefit from a better public health system. More
Zachary Merenstein, Jill C. Shuemaker, Robert L. Phillips,
Context: Trust is a fundamental aspect of any human relationship, and medical care is no exception. An ongoing, trusting relationship between… More
Roberta de Carvalho Corôa, Amédé Gogovor, Ali Ben Charif, Asma Ben Hassine, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Robert K. D. McLean, Andrew Milat, Karine V. Plourde, Nathalie Rheault, Luke Wolfenden, France Légaré,
As the science of scaling spreads across the world with the aim of reducing health inequities, it is also essential to address the power imbalance in how we do scaling research globally. More
Arrianna Marie Planey, Donald A. Planey, Sandy Wong, Sara L. McLafferty, Michelle J. Ko,
Rural places affected by rural hospital closures have greater travel burdens for acute care. Across the rural South, racial/ethnic inequities in spatial access to acute care are most pronounced when travel times to the second nearest open acute care hospital are accounted for. More
Anthony L. Schlaff, Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha, Dorcas Mabiala, Jasmin Kamruddin, Fernando F. Ona,
Context: Since the beginning of COVID-19 and the rise of social justice movements sparked by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the… More
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