Tag Archives: Community Health

Collaborative Health

From Patient-Centered to Collaborative Health

“Patient-centered care” was a term coined in the 1980s as a professional response to increasingly vocal patients’ demands for genuine empowerment. Three decades later, patient-centeredness is still necessary, but powerful economic, technological and social forces are bringing about new relationships in healthcare that patient-centeredness fails to adequately encompass. In a recent issue of the BMJ, […]

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Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors LLC Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, Highland Park, IL, is a nationally recognized expert on quality of care improvement, patient-centered care and web-based health. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and he is adjunct associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. National Public Radio called him “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm. Before that, he was a healthcare reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He serves on the boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality and Project Patient Care.

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2017 Sherman Award Finalist

Students Support Community Health on Their Way to Health Professions

Editor’s Note:The Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) program at Northeast Ohio Medical University was named a finalist for the 2017 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The HPAC program promotes community health by empowering high school students to address persistent health disparities and challenges by enacting health projects in their communities. The program supports […]

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Gina Weisblat Gina Weisblat is a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the director of education for service at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is a National Kresge Scholar (2011-2013), winning this distinction with her asset-based paradigm model. Her research interests include evaluation of STEM education, non-profit organizational development, and advancing the talents and skills of underrepresented and underprivileged populations.

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Paths to Improved Patient Engagement

Community Health Workers – Empowering the Most Vulnerable Patients

It is no secret that building trusting relationships and empowering patients to participate in their health results in better outcomes and care coordination. But, it isn’t always easy, especially for some of our most vulnerable patients—those deemed high risk because of complex medical challenges, immigrants and refugees with a history of trauma or patients struggling […]

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Sarah Abernethy Oo Sarah Abernethy Oo is director, Community Health Improvement for Chelsea HealthCare Center at Massachusetts General Hospital Since 1997, Sarah has worked to bring health care equity to the patients at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. She leads a team of 45 staff community health workers who implement programs and strategies targeting immigrant and refugee health and social services, family and community violence, hunger, and cancer prevention. Sarah has had extensive experience working with underserved communities both in the United States and overseas. Immediately prior to joining MGH Chelsea, Sarah worked as a Health Program Officer for UNICEF in Bangladesh She holds a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University.

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The Path to Better Care

Ohio Medical School Boosts Health Engagement through Youth Partnerships

Editor’s Note: In this latest post, we offer a new way of looking at health engagement. A Northeastern Ohio Medical School, NEOMED, is addressing patient-in-community engagement at its root and fostering interest in health professions–by working with youth to self-identify health concerns and design solutions to those problems. The program, the Health Professions Affinity Community […]

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Gina Weisblat and Erik Porfeli Gina Weisblat is a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Director of Education for Service at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is a National Kresge Scholar (2011-2013) winning this distinction with her Asset-Based Paradigm model. Her research interests include evaluation of STEM education, non-profit organizational development, and advancing the talents and skills of underrepresented and underprivileged populations. Erik Porfeli, Ph.D., is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Admissions. Dr. Porfeli coordinates pipeline and community outreach activities for the College of Medicine at NEOMED. He works with faculty, staff, and administration in the College of Medicine to assure seamless coordination of community engagement activities throughout the NEOMED University consortium. He also takes an active role in the admissions arena, working closely with Chair of Admissions, the Executive Director of NEOMED Admissions, and the Associate Dean of the College of Medicine to ensure a mission-centered admissions process.

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Shifting the Paradigm

Where Health Truly Happens: Addressing Non-Medical Barriers Can Improve Health Outcomes, Engagement

There is a seismic shift taking place in the health care ecosystem with changing roles for everyone. In this transition to value-based and consumer-driven health care, there is a need to recognize the importance of non-medical causes of poor health such as poverty, access to healthy food, job skills, safe neighborhoods and healthy housing. Hospitals […]

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Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders is the director of the Office of Community Health and Engagement Programs at Dayton Children's Hospital. She is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of Dayton Children's child health and wellness efforts in the community, including the Dayton Asthma Alliance and the Family Resource Connection social needs screening and referral program. Jessica also leads the community health needs assessment research, planning and priority area program implementation as well as the community benefit programming of Dayton Children’s. In her tenure at Dayton Children’s, she has coordinated internal, regional, state and national organizations and resources to provide specific programs designed to prevent illness, injury and other harm and improve the health of children. She serves on multiple community boards addressing children’s health and education and is adjunct faculty for both the University of Dayton Department of Political Science Master's in Public Administration and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Population & Public Health Sciences.

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