Tagged: medical care

Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?

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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

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how ACO’s are shifting the healthcare sector’s focus toward a model of population-based payment and management that increases need for collaboration with providers, public health, and other sectors like community development.

 

 

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Dispatches: Daniel Lau on Forming Partnerships with the Healthcare Sector

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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How Can We Give Children the Best Chance to Succeed?

Low Income Investment Fund CEO and President, Nancy Andrews, talks about the future of community development.

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Why Pediatricians Should Screen Their Young Patients for Poverty

Being poor carries serious lifelong health effects. Learning about children’s lives beyond clinic walls can help doctors provide better care.

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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

In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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Affordable Housing Reduces Medicad Costs, New Report Shows

Primary care visits increased, emergency department visits decreased while integrated health services were a key driver of improved health care access and quality.

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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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