Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, is director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health and chair of the Department of Health System Design and Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as special adviser for strategy and design at the Peterson Center for Healthcare. He cofounded the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign with Jeffrey Sachs and was the founding technical adviser of City Health Works, a Harlem, NY-based social enterprise that trains and manages locally hired health coaches to improve the outcomes and decrease the costs of care for high-need patients.
Recent Posts by Prabhjot Singh
The Peterson Center on Healthcare is testing how to replicate the features of 11 exemplary practices to improve health care practice across the country on four dimensions: clinical and functional outcomes, the experience of care, clinician engagement, and total cost of care.
Despite evidence of their efficacy, the proliferation of community health worker programs in the U.S. over the last decade has failed to achieve sustainability. A recently assembled task force developed a framework to address this.
While new breakthrough medicines for Hepatitis C offer cure rates greater than 90 percent, the CDC named it the leading infectious killer in the US in 2014. We suggest that increased access can be leveraged in the direction of a larger, strategic aim: an explicit public health target.