ScienceDirect – The Lancet : Building of the global movement for health equity: from Santiago to Rio and beyond – Thanks to @katellington for sending this my way. Contained within is a concise statement of where health care fits into social determinants. Worth a read to see what’s new in social determinants. And from the … Continue reading Building of the global movement for health equity: what health care can do
Kulkarni S, Rector AL, Ezzati M, Murray C. Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context. Population Health Metrics. 2011;9(1) The concept of tracking life expectancy as a measure of a society’s health hasn’t been a part of my (should I say most?) physician’s experience – it’s just … Continue reading Now Reading: Understanding the science of life expectancy #SDOH
Woolf SH, Braveman P. Where Health Disparities Begin: The Role Of Social And Economic Determinant And Why Current Policies May Make Matters Worse. Health Affairs. 2011;30(10):1852-1859 Social Determinants – they are the difficult stuff to change, however they may be more influential than all of the individually directed approaches that are out there. I covered … Continue reading Now Reading: “Behavior is not the whole story” – Social and Economic Determinants are where Health Disparity Begins
Community Need Index – This is another (second of two) useful GIS-based resource that illustrates social determinants of health (again, hashtag #SDOH), this time from Catholic Healthcare West, and sent my way via Richard Roth (@rich_roth), who’s active in the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN). As I did with Community Commons, from the last post, I … Continue reading Community Need Index – is this what Health 3.0 is?
Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities – This is one of a pair of resources that was sent my way by smart people who know that I am interested in social determinants of health (hashtag: #SDOH). This one came to me from Tyler Norris, who I met at … Continue reading Community Commons – A learning utility to create healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities
The video above is the 3×3 presentation I gave at the 73 cents salon on Friday. As I mentioned previously, this was an opportunity for a small group that got together in 2009 to reconnect. We customized the format of the presentation to be the following (credit, again, to Aaron Hardisty (@aaronhardisty) from the Kaiser … Continue reading My 3×3 presentation from the #73cents Salon : past, present, future
Milestones of Kaiser Permanente’s work to prevent and treat obesity, since 2002 I am returning from the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute annual meeting, where I (and impressively, 3 Kaiser Permanente members, as well as leaders from our affiliate, Group Health Cooperative) was an invited guest in one of the two tracks covering obesity prevention … Continue reading At KP Care Management Institute: The US’ Obesity Rate has Plateaued – What is our opportunity?