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Transforming Primary Care for the 21st Century

Transforming Primary Care for the 21st Century

Articles, Events | August 30 2016

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 12:30pm – 2pm Rayburn House Office Building B-369 Lunch will be provided The Institute for Family Health and U.S. Representative José E. Serrano, Fifteenth Congressional District of New York, cordially...

By How Much do Costs Need to be Reduced to Leverage True Health Transformation?

By How Much do Costs Need to be Reduced to Leverage True Health Transformation?

Articles | August 30 2016

by Bobby Milstein, PhD, MPH Proposals abound for improving regional health: some call for initiatives to enhance clinical care and reduce costs, some focus on payment reform, others combine clinical and population-level interventions, and many...

Building Healthy Communities One ZIP Code at a Time

Building Healthy Communities One ZIP Code at a Time

Articles | August 25 2016

by Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement When Reno’s Renown Health and the Washoe County Health District teamed up to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2014, they found that the region shared a basic health profile...

Teachers are not the problem, poverty is

Teachers are not the problem, poverty is

Articles | August 22 2016

by Stephen Krashen, Los Angeles Regarding the Aug. 12 news article “Gates Foundation to ‘stay the course’ with approach to education policy”: Melinda Gates still thinks that teacher quality is the problem in American education. Of...

[Convening] Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government – Local & Regional Government Alliance on Race and Equity

[Convening] Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government – Local & Regional Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Events | August 22 2016

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) will be hosting “Advancing Racial Equity: The Role of Government,” a day-long convening on November 10th from 8:30am to 5pm immediately before this year’s Facing Race conference in Atlanta,...

Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

Health Equity and the Role for Community Development

Articles | August 18 2016

Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH and Colby Dailey, MPP Directors, Build Healthy Places Network Equity is a hot topic these days as our nation struggles with what is fair and just, and for whom. In philanthropy, equity is high on the agenda among major...

Anti-Racism Efforts Webinar Lead by APHA’s Dr. Camara Jones

Anti-Racism Efforts Webinar Lead by APHA’s Dr. Camara Jones

Archive, Articles | August 16 2016

"Racism is a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call "race", that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals...

Q&A with Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on: Using conversations, stories to heal racial injustice

Q&A with Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on: Using conversations, stories to heal racial injustice

Archive, Articles | August 15 2016

"Because of factors such as a history of racial discrimination, many Americans are locked into a cycle of unfavorable health outcomes and face unequal opportunities to factors that can support a better life, such as access to quality education and...

The Navajo Nation Just Passed a Junk Food Tax. Too Bad Junk Food is All You Can Buy.

The Navajo Nation Just Passed a Junk Food Tax. Too Bad Junk Food is All You Can Buy.

Articles | August 9 2016

By Tristan Ahtone In the middle of the shrubby New Mexican desert on the Navajo Nation, a gas station sat beneath a cloudless blue sky, a sign in the window advertising “Blazin’ Hot Breakfast Sausage.” A woman crossed the parking lot...

North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

Articles | August 5 2016

by Yessenia Funes Two days ago (July 26), Native tribes—including the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation—received disappointing news: The Army Corps of Engineers approved permits to allow the 1,172-mile-long Dakota Access Pipeline to cross...