In college, I had a job as a health screener and we were hired by a prison. For most of us, it was our first window into the criminal justice system.
Social Determinants of Health
Right now, factors like race, income, and ZIP code determine a person's access to and opportunities for health. Read more about how we're changing that.
I have lots of questions about how we will handle access to affordable housing in the coming years, because it is inextricably connected to health outcomes and a higher quality of life.
Most of us have a deep connection to an immigration story—our own. Unless your ancestors were Native American, you or your family came here as a migrant.
The business case for health equity largely exists at the highest US health care system level. Where are the incentives (besides, you know, doing the right thing) for hospitals, clinics, providers, and others that hold power in our health care system to change their business practices to reduce health disparities?
The connection of oral health to overall health is well-established. Unfortunately, the way we have set up our health care system has created a false distinction that separates our physical, oral, and behavioral health.