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Trump budget calls for steep cuts to Medicaid, public health programs - Healthcare Dive

Thomas Bauer - May 24, 2017
According Healthcare Dive "President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget includes a $610 billion cut to Medicaid along with a 20% cut to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, among other h...
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The impact of Violence in Chicago Emergency Departments

Thomas Bauer - May 1, 2017
The attached article describes the impact on health care professionals of the non-stop violence that is plaguing many cities across the world. In this case Chicago. These words from the story pai...
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Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit developed by AHRQ

Thomas Bauer - April 28, 2017
A colleague of mine from AHRQ developed a wonderful informed consent toolkit that may be of interest to this community . I have attached a link to the toolkit for easy access Quoted from thje...
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The Trump Budget Proposal and Population Health

Thomas Bauer - March 20, 2017
The blue print of the first USA President Trumps budget has raised concerns on many fronts. According to the attached article "The proposed budget would “cripple” science and technology “through s...
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Language Barriers and Population Health

Thomas Bauer - March 14, 2017
The AMA wire featured an opinion on the critical need to provide qualified medical interpreters for patient who do not speak the same language as their health care team. Please remember language inte...
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The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era - @ Harvard Medical School

Tatjana Kobb - March 13, 2017
The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era - @ Harvard Medical School Join us via http://hvrd.me/XFOU309KKhV , kickoff of #HQSSCommission. Tweet your question...
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New Series on Syndemics in The Lancet

Emily Mendenhall - March 7, 2017
Dear colleagues, It is a thrill to share with you our Series of papers on Syndemics released Friday morning in The Lancet. I hope you have a moment to take a look, listen to the podcast, and see h...
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What are the implications- Doctors are refusing to operate on smokers in some cases

Thomas Bauer - March 1, 2017
When I first read this news article (see attached), I thought this may be an isolated case. However a little research revealed several comments in social media discussing the reluctance or denial of ...
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Population Health in Rural Communities

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 6, 2017
Some believe population health can result in serious struggles for hospitals and health systems in rural areas of the United States. Some ask "Can they compete in this evolving health care environmen...
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Medical Journal: Ethiopia Health Policy - Lessons learned

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 23, 2017
Omot Olok Dang, MPH published an article in lessons learned in addressing population health opportunities in Ethiopia.. The following are directly quoted from his conclusion. For the full article p...
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Tuberculosis Among Migrants - Expert Panel Discussion has begun

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 17, 2017
Migrants and internally displaced people are at high risk for tuberculosis infection and disease. They encounter multiple TB risk factors along their migration—at origin, during transit, and once arri...
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Can my patient understand the education I have provided ?

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 17, 2017
As healthcare professionals we have learned a new language ( medical terminology) and have become proficient in its use. During my work in creating easy for patients to understand materials I have fo...
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Assessing a Patient Preferred Learning style and Motivation to Learn

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 10, 2017
To place my comments into perspective the Department of Health and Human Services study revealed 9 out of 10 American do not receive health information in a way they can use or understand. I believe...
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Homicides in America - A Population Health Epidemic

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 4, 2017
Chicago experience 762 murders in 2016 garnering much national attention. As staggering as this fact New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark all have a higher per-capita rate homicide ...
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Hospital partners with community to address gun violence in Chicago

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 22, 2016
Gun violence in Chicago has resulted in over 4,000 shootings resulting in more than 700 deaths. According to an article in Modern Health Care "The Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative began ...
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Holiday Stress

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 14, 2016
The American Psychological Association recently presented a discussion on their web page about an event we all endure... Stress and holidays. Interestingly the APA article states “Even in non-holiday...
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Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides in the USA for the first time

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 9, 2016
From the article attached " below Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday (Dec. 10). That marks an ...
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Population Health drives Health System & Insurer partnerships

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 28, 2016
As the United States continues to address population health, partnerships like this one in Northwest Indiana are becoming common place. I invite you to discuss your thoughts on the postives and co...
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Moving from Informed to engaged and activated... A discussion of Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 22, 2016
In the United States more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be ...
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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Care Delivery

Thomas Bauer - Oct. 31, 2016
Last week I posted a comment on the Opioid epidemic and its impact..... Join experts and the GHDonline communities beginning November 7 – 11, 2016 to discuss the implications of the opioid epidemic ...
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