What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Environmental Racism And Justice

Water sources should be defended vigorously against unjust local and global threats as a matter of environmental health policy. With regard to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, time is of the essence.

April 17, 2017

Why President Trump Should Use Foreign Aid For Health To Make America Great

While health aid consumes a mere 0.25 percent of the federal budget, it is a great investment with tremendous returns for the American people.

April 17, 2017

Discrimination Against Patients With Substance Use Disorders Remains Prevalent And Harmful: The Case For 42 CFR Part 2

42 CFR Part 2 provides bedrock protections for people with substance use disorders. As our country faces an unprecedented epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose, we must ensure that fear of discrimination does not deter people from seeking treatment.

April 13, 2017

Help Wanted: Cost-Effectiveness Research For Health And Wellness

Studies that focus on non-clinically directed health promoting interventions are in short supply in spite of the fact that a robust literature has documented that health care’s impact on population health is dwarfed by social and environmental factors.

March 30, 2017

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.

March 28, 2017

Reaching Beyond Delivery System Walls To Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Many value-based payment arrangements hold delivery systems accountable for achieving population health goals, which can best be met by engaging people who may never enter a medical office. Kaiser Permanente learned to reach beyond its walls to engage healthy members in colorectal cancer screening.

March 24, 2017

How Should We Measure The Distribution Of Health In A Population?

No one metric can capture the intricate and complex nature of population health. Instead, we need a matrix of indicators to gain a full picture of health and how it is changing.

March 17, 2017

To Battle The Opioid Overdose Epidemic, Deploy The ‘Cascade of Care’ Model

Revisiting how the public health community established the systems needed to US AIDS mortality rate in half can serve as a useful guide for states and policymakers to set up the most effective response to the current crisis.

March 13, 2017

Geisinger’s Transformation: Balancing Growth And Risk

By the dawn of the millennium, Geisinger Health System was facing a bleak future. It recruited a new leader, Dr. Glenn Steele. How Steele reinvigorated Geisinger raises questions about how integration actually works and what drives success in the Integrated Delivery Network model.

March 8, 2017

The Social Costs Of Repealing The ACA

Much of the debate surrounding ACA will likely continue to center on costs and access to insurance. But there is also a less visible and ultimately consequential social cost of uninsurance for Americans.

March 7, 2017