How Kids and Families Pay the Real Cost of Health Inequality

The following excerpt comes from the May 31, 2018, article by Michelle Chen in The Nation. When you’re too sick to go to work, you shouldn’t be punished for taking time to recover. That simple truth has driven many cities to enact paid leave policies in recent years, guaranteeing paid sick days, or some kind … Continue reading How Kids and Families Pay the Real Cost of Health Inequality

Useful Resource: Crafting a Science News Release

The following excerpt comes from the May 23, 2018, article on the Perspectives Blog from NIH. The role of a news release in science communication has changed in recent years. No longer are announcements directed solely to journalists to inform their coverage of an institution’s latest and greatest research finding. The modern news release is … Continue reading Useful Resource: Crafting a Science News Release

Study Finds Connecting Patients with Social Services to Address Social Determinants of Health Generates Double-Digit Reduction in Healthcare Spending

The following excerpt comes from the May 23, 2018, press release posted on PR Newswire. New research released by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) and the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health, Tampa, and published in Population Health Management, reports that healthcare spending is substantially reduced when people are successfully connected … Continue reading Study Finds Connecting Patients with Social Services to Address Social Determinants of Health Generates Double-Digit Reduction in Healthcare Spending

Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

The following excerpt comes from the May 17, 2018, article by Jennifer Bresnick on Health Analytics. The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States. The publicly available tool, developed by the Department of Population Health at NYU … Continue reading Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

UAB, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announce plan to tackle state’s rural physician shortage

The following excerpt comes from the May 16, 2018, article written by Holly Gainer on UAB News. The majority of Alabama’s counties do not have enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of their residents. According to the federal definition of Health Professional Shortage Areas, 62 out of Alabama’s 67 counties are considered as … Continue reading UAB, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announce plan to tackle state’s rural physician shortage

Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Recently, the National Academies Press made the report An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: Proceedings of Joint Workshop available for pre-order or download. The report is the summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop held jointly by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the … Continue reading Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Useful Resource: How to Tell Stories about Complex Issues

The following excerpt comes from the May 7, 2018, article by Annie Neimand from Stanford Social Innovation Review. Storytelling is one of the greatest tools we have for engaging communities on complex social and environmental issues, in ways that can drive belief and behavior change. People are far more likely to remember information if it … Continue reading Useful Resource: How to Tell Stories about Complex Issues

A Different Kind of Public Health Message

The following excerpt comes from the May 3, 2018, article by Livia Gershon on JSTOR Daily. “Public health awareness” usually refers to campaigns with messages about quitting smoking or eating healthful foods, often aimed at the people who are most vulnerable to health threats. But four public health and communications specialists, Jeff Niederdeppe, Q. Lisa … Continue reading A Different Kind of Public Health Message

Useful Resource: Develop Your Budget

To assist individuals in the preparation of a research grant application, the National Institutes of Health created an online resource explaining different aspects of the budgeting process.  The resource provides explanations of the following topics. Cost Considerations Budgets: Getting Started Difference between allowable direct costs and allowable facilities & administrative costs Modular versus detailed budgets … Continue reading Useful Resource: Develop Your Budget

The Pipeline Program Looks Ahead to a Busy Summer

This year the STRIPES* program will open on June 4th with orientation at 7:45 am in the College of Medicine. Eleven students are continuing their journey of preparing for college and STEM careers through the program. Also, three STARS and STRIPES graduates currently attending college are participating in the Undergraduate research program. They have been … Continue reading The Pipeline Program Looks Ahead to a Busy Summer