Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi.

Tech can address, but not solve, stigmatized public health crises

Mobi Health News

At Health 2.0, experts and technologists explored tools for fighting physician suicide, opioid addiction, and eating disorders

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

KevinMD

Tech Public Health & PolicyRecently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

Dangerous High – Insulin Pricing is a Public Health Crisis

Insulin Nation

— Alex Smith lived just 27 days after he aged out of his parents’ health insurance plan as he could no longer afford to buy the insulin he needed to live and treat his diabetes. Insulins have gotten better over the years, and better insulins have been helpful for diabetic treatment. There is growing concern, however, about the very high cost of insulin, where prices have increased at seven times the rate of the consumer price index over the last 30 years.

The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

patients have skipped insulin doses or monitoring due to costs, an Upwell Health survey found. ” Thus far, Panera has developed videos on sugar, eggs, and meat quality and provenance for food system sustainability and human health outcomes.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

The Governor asserted this in the context of the role of protecting his fellow citizens for health and well-being, for equal rights, civility, and a hope of bringing people together. Think unity, think community, think health. …because it does.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Public health law protections at risk with Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

FierceHealthIT

Another anti-regulation justice on the nation's highest court threatens laws that promote health equity, a panel of legal experts said at the Public Health Law Conference.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Public health scholars blast ‘bizarre’ logic of Arkansas’ work requirements

FierceHealthIT

Warning of spiraling Medicaid disenrollment, dozens of medical school deans and researchers have called on a court to block work requirements in Arkansas. The scholars claimed that CMS shoehorned "a blatantly political agenda into its demonstration authority

This is #NPHW National Public Health Week

Medicine and Technology

National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each day is marked with a specific public health theme: Monday, April 2: Behavioral Health Advocate for and promote well-being Focus on and advocate for improved access to mental and behavioral health services. Use education and training to de-stigmatize mental health diagnoses and encourage people experiencing mental illness to seek treatment. April 2-8 marks ?National

On World Food Day 2018, Imagine A Chef Cooking for Patients

Health Populi

At Health Populi and THINK-Health, we celebrate the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), allied with the United Nations. All four of these pillars play a role in health, but I’ll focus today on the fourth: the role of food as a major social determinant of health.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

Health Populi

California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

Patients know what’s wrong with the industry more than we do

KevinMD

Tech Oncology/Hematology Public Health & PolicyAs a system, we don't invest as much time in understanding the broader context of the patient in front of us. The before/after factors that we don’t notice have a far-reaching impact on care.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement of large companies heretofore not focused on healthcare. The fastest path to widespread adoption of these technologies is the application to the most pressing public health needs.

Digital health’s big diversity problem

KevinMD

This summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Tech Health IT Public Health & PolicyWithin the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

5 things that confuse me about health care today

KevinMD

And you asked me: Would health care delivery be more complicated in the future? Pointing you to technology trends, I would’ve told you that health care transactions will indeed become more automated, much simpler. Tech Practice Management Public Health & Policy

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: The uniquely American challenge of health disparities, especially relating to race, is a topic I’ve covered many times since the launch of Health Populi in 2007. Loving one another is the ultimate social determinant of health.

Why providers, lawyers and community-based workers are the public health dream team

FierceHealthIT

Vulnerable communities need legal assistance to improve their health. The best way to do that could be through medical-legal partnerships: joint efforts between lawyers and healthcare providers

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

Health Populi

Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit. May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018.

Multimorbidity In the US – Obesity As A Key Driver of Health Spending

Health Populi

” The authors recommend that public health leaders and policy makers address the obesity trend when designing “policies and interventions to improve the public’s health.” Because they are public goods, and the U.S. In the U.S.,

Value Comes to Healthcare: But Whose Value Is It?

Health Populi

Three reports published in the past few weeks give us some useful perspective on that question, woven together in today’s Health Populi blog. Families USA published A Framework for Advancing Health Equity and Value calling out health inequities in the U.S.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

Health Populi

High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. The Bureau is working to better understanding health care spending at this detailed level, by condition. health citizen.

The United States of Care Launches to Promote Healthcare for All of US

Health Populi

If you’re reading Health Populi , then you’re keen on health policy, health economics, most of all, patients: now playing starring roles as consumers, caregivers, and payors in their own care. Shall we just say: “it’s about the health care, stupid?”

The Health of A Nation – Being Healthy In America Depends on Where You Live

Health Populi

For health and longevity, sorry to see the lowest five ranked states are Washington DC which ranks last, along with Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Alabama. Depression and mental/behavioral health conditions also feature prominently in years lived with disability.

Hospitals Roundup—Public health system in Miami plans $1.5B upgrade

FierceHealthIT

Officials at the Miami area are revamping the building of the local public health system, plus more news from health systems and hospitals

How Emotions and “Nocebos” Get in the Way of Preventive Healthcare

Health Populi

There are health facts that are based on rigorous scientific evidence. And, there are people who, for a variety of reasons, make irrational healthcare decisions without regard to those health facts. That’s the village I want to live and Make Health in.

A Tale of Two America’s for Health

Health Populi

Disparities in Americans’ health vary among people living in each of the 50 states. These differences in health status generally fall into two regions: north and south, found in the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance.

The Healthiest Communities Are Built on Education, Good Food, Mindfulness, and the Power of Love

Health Populi

This sentiment was echoed by Lauren Singer last Friday 18th May as we brainstormed the social determinants of health and the factors that underpin healthy communities. Some of the key points were covered were that: Education, from the earliest age, is key to lifelong health and well-being.

A Tale of Two States: Idaho, Limiting Health Plan Benefits; and Oregon, Moving Toward Universal Health Care

Health Populi

While the centers of these two states only lie 290 miles from each other, they are worlds apart when it comes to their views on their residents as health citizens. Is health care a right? So close, and yet so far, health policy-wise. .

It Could Take Five Generations for a Low-Income US Family to Reach Average Income in America

Health Populi

“As countries reach high levels of development, progress necessarily slows down in some key dimension, such as education or health: not everybody can or wants to hold a PhD and health cannot improve indefinitely,” the OECD observes.

Obese, Access-Challenged and Self-Rationing: America’s Health Vs Rest-of-World

Health Populi

gets relatively low ROI for its relatively exorbitant spending on healthcare, noted once again in the latest Health at a Glance , the annual OECD report on member nations’ healthcare systems. The answer is, “not well across most population health, access, and mortality measures.”

The U.S. is a Nation in Pain – America’s Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016

Health Populi

wars since 1950, according to Pain in the Nation Update from the Well Being Trust and Trust for America’s Health. The Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on public health and healthy communities.

Healthcare Access and Cost Top Americans’ Concerns in Latest Gallup Poll

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: Today is National Employee Benefits Day , and health benefits continue to rank as the most-valued benefit offered at the American workplace. And keeping a job usually means holding on to health insurance when the employee has been receiving it at work.

The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

Health Populi

In 2020, national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States will exceed $4 trillion to cover 334.5 of health spending per person. Together, these three categories will comprise just over 80% of health spending in 2020.

Food as Medicine Update: Danone Goes B-Corp, Once Upon a Farm Garners Garner, and Livongo Buys Retrofit

Health Populi

national health spending, there are many opportunities to address this impactful social determinant of health to reduce health spending per person and to drive public and individual health. See the photo’s tagline: “One Planet, One Health.”.

The True Costs of Diabetes Go Well Beyond the Wallet

Health Populi

The daily life of a person managing diabetes feels many costs: at work, on relationships, at play, during sleep, on time, on mental health, and to be sure, on personal finances. Finally, there’s mental health: over one-half of PwD are worried about the future, and 39% report depression.

How Stepping Up to Transform Mobile Medical Care around the Country Makes the Biggest Change in Wellness of Public Health

KB Dental Consulting

Mobile health is opening new opportunities for communication between patients and healthcare medical providers. Mobile medical health is starting to modify the way how health care is delivered and also received. The role of a mobile health clinic. Introduction.

Get ready! April 4-10 Is National Public Health Week #NPHW #NPHWForum

Medicine and Technology

These days, one of the big buzzwords in the health IT community is "pop health" (short for population health). Well, public health and pop health are practically sisters! This week is National Public Health Week.

Radicalizing Kindness for Health: Learning from Bhutan

Health Populi

Health, psychological well-being. In the context of social determinants of health, I look to the first line items that underpin the second two outcomes: physical health and psychological well-being. “Happiness is within, but not within you alone as it is among us.

Food as Medicine – Philips’ Take On An Apple A Day from the Rijksmuseum

Health Populi

When I attended South-by-Southwest in 2015, that was the company’s initial bold foray into digital health, beginning to divest assets and businesses that did not relate to health and healthcare. Congrats to Ogilvy for an inspired health message combined with art and humor.

Sounds Like A John Denver Song: Virginia and Colorado Towns Rank High As Healthy Communities

Health Populi

News & World Report, with help from the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) and a team from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. In addition, lower stress in the workplace also improves health status.