Tag: Policy

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 »

Public Health a Winner in 2018 Elections

By Catherine D. Patterson, MPP In states and cities across the nation last week, Americans voted “yes” for public health – passing ballot initiatives that have the potential to improve community health through housing, education, financial security, and other areas. As I was leaving my local polling place, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal… Read more »

Public Health on the Ballot: A Review of Local Initiatives

By Catherine D. Patterson, MPP I love to vote. I remember going to vote with my mom as a kid. We’d wait in line, get her ballot, and then cram into one of those make-shift booths behind a flimsy curtain. I’d watch her fill in each oval, curious about the hushed tone that lay over… Read more »

Five Scary (But Preventable) Health Problems

With Halloween coming soon, watch out for these scary health problems — and see how city policies can make them better or worse! 1.SICK COWORKERS Paid sick leave laws reduce the spread of contagious illnesses, increase employment, and save cities money in healthcare costs. 2. UNSAFE RESTAURANT FOOD Policies requiring food establishments to publicly post… Read more »

How Health Policy Can Help Amazon Find a Prime Location

In a new blog, Brian Castrucci, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, writes to Jeff Bezos about choosing the location for Amazon’s second headquarters and why he can’t separate the location from the health of his company. Read How Health Policy Can Help Amazon Find a Prime Location on the Huffington Post now.