Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

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” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity.

Addressing Lives and Livelihoods with a Whole-of-Government Approach – The First Wave of Biden Health Policy

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I cover this first wave of Biden health policy in my latest post for the Medecision Liberation blog titled, “ Top Priorities for President Biden: COVID-19, Then Everything Else.” Health equity and equal opportunity are baked into President Biden’s plans.

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Health Disparities and the Risks of Social Determinants for COVID-19 – 14 Months of Evidence

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Within just a couple of months of COVID-19 emerging in America, it became clear that health disparities were evident in outcomes due to complications from the coronavirus. There are several factors underlying these statistics of health and healthcare inequities. In April 2020, the U.S.

Virtual Health Tech Enables the Continuum of Health from Hospital to Home

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, as peoples’ daily lives shifted closer and closer to home, and for some weeks and months home-all-the-time, health care, too, moved beyond brick-and-mortar hospitals and doctors’ offices. Indeed, the home is the new health hub.

How Fruits and Veg Can Make Health and Lower Costs – Calling Chef José Andrés to the White House

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It’s timely, then, to re-visit a research paper on subsidizing fruits and vegetables from a March 2019 issue of PLOS as an introduction to a new initiative growing out of The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) on produce prescriptions.

And the Oscar Goes To….Power to the Patients!

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Health care has increased its role in popular culture over the years. When I say “Oscar” here on the Health Populi blog, you’re conjuring up an image of the health plan insurance innovator founded in 2012.

How to Restore Americans’ Confidence in U.S. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost

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and more health citizens getting their first jabs, there’s growing optimism in America looking to the next-normal by, perhaps, July 4th holiday weekend as President Biden reads the pandemic tea leaves. Health Care: Deal With Access and Cost appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Value-Based Health Care Needs All Stakeholders at the Table – Especially the Patient

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Note: I may be biased as a University of Michigan graduate of both the School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies in Economics]. The coolest thing in health policy in the 21st century!!

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

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health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? recognizing and re-committing energy and resources to social determinants of health and health justice.

Ten In Ten: Manatt’s Healthcare Priorities to 2031

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health care system, especially laying bare inequities and inertia in American health care, explained in The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead from Manatt Health. Achieve health equity. Address social determinants of health.

The She-Cession – a Financially Toxic Side-Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Along with the life-threatening impact of the coronavirus on physical health, and the accompanying mental health distress activated by self-distancing comes a third unintended consequence with the pandemic: a hard hit on women’s personal economies.

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

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Health Populi’s Hot Points: To further inform insights from the Gallup poll, I looked at a study From GfK on Navigating COVID-19, exploring changing consumers. The Great Recession was a direct hit on national and personal economics; health was an indirect impact.

The Cost of Healthcare Can Drive Medical Rationing and Crowd Out Other Household Spending

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cannot afford to pay for quality health care — an especially acute challenge for Black and Hispanic Americans, according to a West Health-Gallup poll conducted in March 2021, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. seniors when it comes to affording quality health care.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

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On March 11 th , the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.”. My new book, Health Citizenship: How a virus opened hearts and minds , launched this week. This is the call for Health Citizenship for people in America.

The Biden Administration’s Whole-of-Government Approach to Equity – in Health and Beyond

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the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed disparities in housing, food, and job security, and the role that one’s ZIP code and social determinants play in health outcomes. “Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative. In the U.S.,

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

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years, according to data shared by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For insights into that trend of growing male mortality, search for my posts on the Deaths of Despair here on Health Populi).

“Hope Springs Eternal” With the COVID Vaccine for Both Joe Biden and Most People in the U.S.

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More Americans are happier in March 2021 than they’ve been for a year, based on consumer research from Civic Science polling U.S. adults in early March 2021. For the first time, a larger percent of Americans said they were better off financially since the start of the pandemic.

Most Americans Want a Vaccine, Dissatisfied with the Rollout

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That percentage has risen to 71% as of February 1 2021, as the first line chart shows the reversal in public embrace for vaccination against the coronavirus. One contributing social determinant of health limiting some peoples’ access to vaccines is lack of broadband.

The Economics of the Pandemic Put Costs at the Top of Americans’ Health Reform Priorities

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In 2021, patients-as-health-consumers seek lower health care and prescription drug costs coupled with higher quality care, discovered by the patient advocacy coalition, Consumers for Quality Care. 90% conducted research into health care costs.

Our Home Is Our Health Hub: CTA and CHI Align to Address Digital and Health Equity

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This week, two organizations mission-driven by these “C” words aligned to bolster digital health care transformation for all people — not just those of us advantaged by a bountiful local, accessible portfolio of social determinants of health (SDoH).

My ABCovid-19 Journal – Day 3 of 5, Letters “K” through “O”

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This week, I’m sharing all the letters of the alphabet with you which reminded me keywords and themes emerging as we were learning about this dastardly public health threat beginning early in 2020.

Rebuilding Resilience, Trust, and Health – Deloitte’s Latest on Health Care and Sustainability

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated health care providers’ and plans’ investment in digital technologies while reducing capital spending on new physical assets, we learn in Building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

The Most Relevant Companies in Health Care – Learning From the W2O Group

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” That year the firm began to study the relevance of, well, relevance for organizations especially operating in the health/care ecosystem. Those issues were COVID-19, the 2020 Election, health care policy, racial divides, and equity and access. This includes health care.

A BA Degree as Prescription for a Longer Life – Update on Deaths of Despair from Deaton and Case

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Case and Deaton wrote the book on Deaths of Despair ( detailed here in Health Populi) , . ” Their “causal story” isn’t so much that education leads to better health which enables people to live longer.

Americans A Year Into the Pandemic – A View from Pew

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reduce health care costs, improve jobs, secure Social Security, strengthen economy) and socio-political challenges addressing issues around race, improve politics, and dealing with problems of poor people.

“The virus is the boss” — U.S. lives and livelihoods at the beginning of 2021

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As Uwe Reinhardt, health economist guru , is whispering in my ear from his heavenly perch, “It’s the virus, stupid.” There are some important differences between men and women regarding health and wealth in 2021.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

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“This surge of people experiencing acute behavioral health problems…has the potential to further impact the healthcare system for years to come,” a report from McKinsey expects looking at the hidden costs of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. health care.

The Health Care Cost Curve is Bending Down – A New View from Deloitte

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Over the next 20 years, health care spending in the U.S. health economics in the year 2040 from Deloitte. Current spending on health care in America is roughly $4 trillion (with a “t”) dollars, approaching 20% of the nation’s economy.

Will We See A Field of Dreams for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.?

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health citizens contemplating taking a COVID-19 vaccine. health citizens would be more likely to wear a mask and practice social distancing if they knew someone who had dealt with COVID-19 themselves. Rebuilding trust is key for engaging patients in health care.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

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The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. Health Populi’s Hot Points: As the U.S.

Food Trends and Hunger in the Pandemic – the Importance of Food Security in Health and Economic Security

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RAND’s top-line was that, “COVID-19 has magnified preexisting racial/ethnic disparities in food security in a very short time, a circumstance linked to a wide variety of health outcomes… now at the highest levels observed over the past decade.”

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

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remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans.

Data Well-Being: A Pillar of Health Citizenship for US Consumers

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consumers believe they have an obligation to share personal health information to stop the spread of the coronavirus. adults 18 and over in mid-June 2020 to gauge peoples’ perspectives on health data and privacy. In the COVID-19 era, most U.S.

Black Health Should Matter More in America: The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health

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More than four times as many Black women believe that it’s a bad time to be Black in America in 2020 versus 2011, we learn from The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The Health Affairs study analyzed the Child Opportunity Index 2.0

Juneteenth 2020: Inequality and Injustice in Health Care in America

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“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death,” Martin Luther King, Jr., Why “moral” determinants of health?

My ABCovid-19 Journal – Day 4 of 5, Letters “P” through “T”

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While I’m on holiday this week, restoring and re-setting, I’ve been sharing pages from my ABCovid-19 Journal with readers of Health Populi. This would lead to an epidemic inside the pandemic: the erosion of our mental health.

The Digital Consumer, Increasingly Connected to Health Devices; Parks Associates Kicking Off #CES2021

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But the coronavirus era also saw broadband households spending more on connecting health devices, with 42% of U.S. consumers owning digital health tech compared with 33% in 2015, according to research discussed in Supporting Today’s Connected Consumer from Parks Associates.

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

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“We” was a trio including Antoinette Thomas (@NurseTechExec1), Chief Patient Experience Officer with Microsoft, David Ryan (@DavidPRyan), former long-time Global Head of Intel’s Health/Life Science business; and, me. But connectivity became a Super Determinant of health.

Our Homes Are Health Delivery Platforms – The New Home Health/Care at CES 2021

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But for those of us working with and innovating solutions for health and health care, #CES2021 was baked with health goodness , in and beyond “digital health” categories. Heart health at home. The increasingly smart bathroom for health.