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

How Health Care And Community-Based Human Services Organizations Are Partnering for Better Health Outcomes

Health care organizations and community-based providers of human services are now collaborating to address both the social and the clinical determinants of health. What kinds of partnerships exist among what sorts of partners? What's working well, and what could be improved?

June 29, 2017

What Makes Covering Maternity Care Different?

Eliminating the requirement for health insurance plans to cover maternity would place the health of women and children at risk and place financial hardship on families welcoming a new child.

June 29, 2017

Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

Since the first quarter of 2016, 138 new ACOs began operation, and 46 ACOs dropped their accountable care contracts, representing 11 percent growth.

June 28, 2017

The Downstream Consequences Of Per Capita Spending Caps In Medicaid

From the lens of economics, we draw an analogy to per capita payments in health insurance markets and explain how the currently proposed reforms threaten the core programmatic purpose of Medicaid by incentivizing states to limit care and coverage to the states’ most vulnerable residents.

June 26, 2017

Deploying The Cascade Of Care Framework To Address The Opioid Epidemic Means Taking A Closer Look At Quality Measures

The Cascade of Care is a useful framework to address the opioid epidemic, however to make this vision a reality, we need to develop the framework’s quality measures.

June 21, 2017

What To Expect When You Are Managing A Population Health Coalition

Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...

June 13, 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

Toward A New Model For Promoting The Development Of Antimicrobial Drugs

While the development of new antimicrobials to combat antimicrobial resistance would seem to offer high value, our current system offers insufficient incentives to invest in them. Policy interventions that dampen the tie between manufacturer profits and the volume of antimicrobial use are needed.

May 18, 2017