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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health and the Importance of Patient-level Insights

By On August 12, 2017

To deliver patient-centered care and improve long-term health outcomes, health care organizations are increasingly investing in efforts to address patients’ social needs.… Read More

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Prime Time TV Highlights the Health Care Needs of LGBT Community

By On February 26, 2015

As many of us have come to expect, primetime dramas often present storylines that mimic what we are seeing in the news and in the world around us. One storyline in the… Read More

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Black History Month Shines Light on Health Disparities in African Americans

By On February 9, 2015

As the United States celebrates Black History Month, one enduring challenge we face as a nation is the persistent health disparities between African Americans and white Americans. … Read More

Men's Health Month
Men's Health Month

“Gearing” Health Communication to Men

By On June 11, 2014

It’s a fairly well-known fact that women are the primary health care decision makers in most families. The National Partnership for Women and Families estimates that 80 percent of health care decisions… Read More

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Health Disparities

Health Disparities: Unhealthy for the Nation

By On March 28, 2014

“The issue of health disparities is just as threatening to our nation’s wellbeing as a terrorist attack.” Dr. Lovell Jones made that statement recently on Urban Wellness, the radio show that I… Read More