community health

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    Are needle exchanges and legal injection sites the right remedy for the opioid crisis?

    The ongoing opioid epidemic has had a profound effect on our country. The healthcare industry is struggling to come up with solutions to best treat people who are addicted. The authorities are wrestling with questions of criminality versus medical illnesses. Communities are getting torn apart because of the…
    Jordan Roberts, November 20, 2018
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    Physical health is not the only part of an individual’s overall health. Nor is community health a measure of the overall physical healthiness of a community. Social science research has revealed that a person’s overall health is a combination of many different factors. Often referred to as “social determinants of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 26, 2018
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    Medicaid-CHIP Fail to Provide Access & Quality for Children

    Recent studies and journal publications have confirmed what many enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have been saying for years: that they receive worse care than individuals and families with other kinds of health insurance. This is a devastating revelation for the parents of…
    Nicole Fisher, July 27, 2011
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    BHA, Humbug

    Ten years after Mental Health Reform started, we know some things that work in local care managers (LMEs) and in state-run hospitals, but not enough. Legislators and regulators continue to experiment with how care is provided and paid for. The latest experiment is called a “behavioral health authority” (BHA) and…
    Nicole Fisher, May 18, 2011