Posts by Mark Miller

Mark Miller is the Vice President of Communications at the de Beaumont Foundation. Follow him on Twitter at @mmiller20910.

Health Affairs Blog Post: Meeting Patients’ Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Improving the Health of All

In Health Affairs, de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci and John Auerbach, CEO of Trust for America’s Health, weigh in on the growing involvement of health providers in addressing patients’ social needs — saying these interventions are a good step, but not enough. Read “Meeting Individual Social Needs Falls Short of Addressing Social Determinants.” Castrucci… Read more »

de Beaumont CEO on Upstream Efforts in 2018: Right Direction, but Still Focused on Individuals

In a 2018 wrap-up in Modern Healthcare, Steven Ross Johnson quotes de Beaumont Foundation CEO Brian Castrucci on the efforts of health providers to meet patients’ social needs. Highlighting the trend of healthcare organizations prioritizing wellness and prevention — including addressing patient needs in areas like housing, poverty, and food security — Johnson writes: “But as… Read more »

Millennials Are Ready to Change Public Health. Is Public Health Ready?

Did you know that millennials make up 35 percent of the workforce in the United States, but only about 24 percent of state and local health departments? This is despite a 300 percent growth in public health degrees over the past two decades. So where are the millennials, and what do these numbers mean for… Read more »

Tweetup at APHA: Public Health Pride, Concerns

At the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, the de Beaumont Foundation held its first-ever Tweetup, a tweetchat that engaged in-person attendees and public health leaders across the country. Here are highlights of the conversation. See a full summary. 1. How would you describe public health to a child? Public Health is helping… Read more »

Journalist Soledad O’Brien: How to Tell Better Stories about Your Cause

by Soledad O’Brien One thing I’ve learned over the years about storytelling is that it is as much about people as facts. Facts make your case, they convey information, they give credibility and heft to your reporting. What they don’t always do is make you want to know more. For public health leaders who are… Read more »