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Re-Shaping Patient Engagement in a Multicultural World

An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce can impede patient engagement and may lead to poor outcomes and higher costs.
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The Failure of Healthcare Public Policy in the U.S.

Nearly 40% of the more than 43 million Americans who live below the poverty line avoid going to the doctor because of the cost of medical treatment. We must do better than this.

Tackling Patients’ Social Problems Can Cut Health Costs

As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems.
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Rich Carmona on Why Health Security is Important

Rich Carmona, former Surgeon General shares his observations about the powerful role health and economic disparities play not only in determining outcomes in the U.S., but also globally.

Rich Carmona: From High School Dropout to Surgeon General

Former Surgeon General Rich Carmona dropped out of high school because on his block, if you found a high school graduate, it was a reportable event.
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Why Race Matters in Medicine [Video]

We have known for years that race matters in medicine; lack of diversity in biomed research is one of the problems. Esteban Burchard MD, MPH explains.
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Loving your Child is Not Enough: A Call to Action After...

Carladenise Edwards, PhD, an African-American mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend of many describes the action steps she is taking as a result of the Trayvon Martin killing.