Examining Provider Bias In Health Care Through Implicit Bias Rounds

Given the national discussion of systemic racial discrimination, our call for implementing strategies that attempt to mitigate bias in medicine is timely.

July 17, 2017

The Messenger Also Matters: Value-Based Payment Can Support Outreach To Vulnerable Populations

A Brooklyn-based project of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health trains barbers and hairstylists to help formerly incarcerated men learn to recognize and act upon their own health risk factors. Value-based payment offers an opportunity to support programs such as this.

July 10, 2017

Beyond “To Close Or Not To Close” Rural Hospitals

Financial pressures on rural hospitals are likely to continue, a foundation in Texas says. A new report suggests how rural communities could ensure that a reliable system of health care services would be accessible if their hospital closes.

July 6, 2017

Making Investments In Rural Health: What Are The New And Old Challenges?

Much of rural America helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, how can health funders be useful to people in rural parts of the United States? In this commentary, the author suggests ten ways to be a better rural health funder.

June 28, 2017

A New Definition Of Health Equity To Guide Future Efforts And Measure Progress

It is clear that health equity means different things to different people. While it’s not imperative that everyone define it exactly the same way, a common understanding of the core elements of health equity is essential.

June 22, 2017

Two Things Health Researchers And Allies Can Do Right Now To Advance LGBT Research

Now more than ever, it is important to make the data we do have count, and create the data that others count on by conducting LGBT-inclusive research.

June 12, 2017

Collecting Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Information On Older Americans Is Good Public Policy

The Administration for Community Living surveys participants who received Older Americans Act services in the past year. This information is essential to administering a quality program that supports the health and independence of older Americans -- the true purpose of the law.

June 12, 2017

This Intervention Helps Underserved Women Access Needed Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and the postpartum period present an opportunity for providers to improve the health trajectories of women by connecting them to health care, helping them manage chronic conditions, and setting them and their children on the road to a healthier future.

June 5, 2017

Health Insurance Benefits Should Be Equitable, Not Necessarily Equal

Coverage arrangements in most insurance plans are designed under principles of equality rather than equity. To fully realize the benefits of medical advances, ensure access for those who could benefit most, and enhance the efficiency of our health care expenditures, we need to change this paradigm.

May 22, 2017

Solving Homelessness: The Need For Innovative Solutions And The Role Of Health Care

Tales of how people became homeless and what their lives have been like since they have become homeless are often disheartening and complex. With agencies facing proposed budget cuts, the health care system’s role in ending homelessness may become increasingly important.

May 15, 2017