A new study reported in JAMA Network Open unveils disparities in Mesothelioma survival, a grant to help construction workers nail quitting smoking, a new AI algorithm that offers insights into deadly cancer, a newly launched Neuroendocrine Tumors Program, a cancer researcher chosen to co-lead Tumor Biology Program and more are in this month’s tip sheet from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Tag: Social determinants of health
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Fully Accredited
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) grants School full approval, a major milestone
Terrance Mayes, EdD, and Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD, FACS, Announced as Leaders for NCCN Forum on Equity
National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s new Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Directors Forum is working together to improve diversity of clinical staff representation across nation’s leading academic cancer centers.
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s COVID Support Our Schools Initiative Assisting at Peak of Pandemic Publishes Findings
The paper concludes the COVID Support Our Schools (SOS) program helped underserved communities at a critical time – and its benefits could help with community health outreach beyond the time of a pandemic
New Study in JNCCN Presents Evidence for ‘Tough Conversations’ Around Racism in Access to Cancer Care
A study in JNCCN, led by researchers at Duke University School of Medicine, found that Non-Hispanic Black patients were less likely to receive guideline-appropriate treatment for ovarian cancer compared to Non-Hispanic White patients, even after adjusting for healthcare access issues.
Addressing Health Inequities Could Help Avert a Neurologic Health Crisis
The closing plenary session at ANA2022 spotlighted neurologic health inequities and presented new research finding that neighborhood disadvantage strongly predicted likelihood of death from neurologic conditions independent of individual wealth and demographics.
FAU Nurse-led Mobile Health Unit Will Bring ‘CARE’ Where It’s Needed Most
FAU researchers from the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing have received a four year, $3.9 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a nurse-led mobile health unit to create healthier populations in rural and medically underserved regions.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now Providing Innovative Group Healthcare for Families
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Jane H. Booker Family Health Center is now providing families with a CenteringParenting® healthcare model. The Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to deliver better health outcomes and a better care experience for families.
Asking About Food Insecurity at Hospital Admission Is Feasible, Effective
Hospital admission is a worthwhile time to ask patients whether they usually have sufficient food at home, then connect them to community resources if necessary. That conclusion comes from a quality improvement project by Dr. Emily Gore, a recent graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and colleagues. They describe their project in The Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ), an official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality that is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
University Hospitals Studying a Self-Management Treatment for Black Women with Depression and at Risk for High Blood Pressure
Researchers at University Hospitals, with support from an American Heart Association® grant, will work to better understand how to successfully treat Black women diagnosed with depression who are also at risk for high blood pressure.
Ochsner Study Shows that Social Circumstances Have Outsized Impact on Hypertension Control
A research article published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings highlights the significant impact of social determinants of health on patients’ ability to sustain control of hypertension.
Photovoice: Seeing the Community Through the Eyes of Our Youth
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partners with youth-serving organizations to empower young people from across L.A. County to identify the unique strengths and needs of their communities through photography. You might think kids today are more interested in selfies than in the world around them.
CHOP Study Finds Neighborhood Poverty and Crowding Associated with Higher Rates of COVID-19 in Pregnancy
Neighborhood characteristics, including poverty and crowding within homes, were associated with higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy during the prevaccination era of the pandemic, according to a new study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, which were published today in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, may partially explain the high rates of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, among Black and Hispanic patients.
Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch $5 Million Investment Fund for Health Equity
“Fund for Health” announced first round of funding for companies that aim to strengthen social determinants of health
Trauma Informed Care can help break the cycle of violence
Trauma centers can help address root causes of violence, improve health, and reduce inequities in marginalized communities.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Awarded $2.8 Million from The Duke Endowment to Address Social Determinants of Health
Wake Forest School of Medicine has received $2.8 million from The Duke Endowment to support five projects that will examine the role social determinants play in access to health care for people in North Carolina.
Dr. Chandra Ford – Founding Director, Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health, Professor of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, available as expert on health equity
Dr. Chandra Ford, founding director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health and professor of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is available as expert on health equity. Prof. Ford’s expertise includes:…
HEALTH EQUITY IS FOCUS OF NEW DATA SHARING INITIATIVE
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) announced a new national program to advance health, equity and well-being through data sharing partnerships between communities and states. DASH, led by the Illinois Public Health Institute and Michigan Public Health Institute, developed the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies.
UHN announces first-in-Canada Social Medicine Modular Housing in Parkdale, in partnership with the City and United Way Greater Toronto
University Health Network (UHN) and the Gattuso Centre for Social Medicine, in partnership with the City of Toronto and United Way Greater Toronto (UWGT), are creating what is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, Social Medicine Supportive Housing site in Parkdale, Toronto.
First Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony to Send Graduates into Residencies
The 18 graduates to begin careers after completing accelerated three-year medical degree
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham awards more than $40,000 in community grants
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID Needham), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, has awarded more than $40,000 in grant funding to nine community-based, non-profit organizations focused on addressing food insecurity, youth education and social determinants of health.
December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
The December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology topics, including health disparities, colorectal cancer, cirrhosis, pediatric gastroenterology, the environmental impact of endoscopy, and more.
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Receives Prestigious American Hospital Association Award for Community Health Work
The AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award honors hospital-led collaborative efforts improving community health. The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was honored for its contributions through the Human Dimension program.
Access to Nature Requires Attention When Addressing Community Health Needs
Nature is a tool to address deeply entrenched health disparities; health systems should work to increase nature access, as they have with other social determinants of health
New Data-Driven Approach for Communities At Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes
A Maryland Taskforce on Vulnerable Populations for COVID-19 this week began implementing a data-driven approach to identifying communities and individuals at highest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. They are using this data and mapping to guide the deployment of outreach and resources to vulnerable populations including homeless, elderly living in congregate dwellings and those with limited healthcare access.
This is a unique approach to battling COVID-19 that could be adopted nationally.
Bita Kash, PhD, Researcher with Houston Methodist, available to discuss COVID-19 and African American communities
Bita Kash, PhD, Director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, is available to discuss why African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in many areas across the United States. “Rates of obesity, diabetes and…
Penn’s Community Health Worker Program Yields $2.47 for Every $1 Invested Annually by Medicaid
Every dollar spent on patients receiving support from Penn Medicine’s community health worker (CHW) program resulted in an annual return on investment (ROI) of $2.47 for every dollar invested annually by Medicaid, according to a new study published online today in Health Affairs. The savings are generated by reducing hospitalizations.
Eating and Tweeting: What Social Media Reveals about Neighborhood Attitudes on Food
Whether it be arguments about the merits of pumpkin spice or who makes the best chicken sandwich, food is an ever-popular subject on social media. Michigan Medicine researchers turned to Twitter to see what this online culinary discussion reveals about the people behind the posts, and whether the platform could serve as a real-time tool for assessing information valuable to public health researchers.