Connections

Connecting Resources to Optimize Our Health

  • Urgent Need For More Telehealth Research: A Call To Action

    I am pleased to share a commentary/editorial piece titled “An Emergent Research and Policy Framework for Telehealth”, which was published on eGems – Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. Telehealth has demonstrated its essential opportunity to expand access to care; improve the quality of care; and enhance cost-effectiveness in care delivery. There is, as indicated in this paper...

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  • Imagine: Training Youth Health Journalists To Advance The Health Policy Discourse!

    I am very excited to share more information about a project near and dear to my heart: The Urban Health Media Project.  Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter at USA Today, and I are the co-founders of the Project and it was developed as a resource to augment current public discourse on health policy issues with informed perspectives from adolescents. The...

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  • I’m Looking Forward To Speaking At The NEEBC Annual Employee Benefits Summit & Trade Show!

    I am looking forward to my speaking engagement at the upcoming New England Employee Benefits Council’s Annual Employee Benefits Summit & Trade Show.  The theme of this year’s event is “Riding the Winds of Change: The Strategies for Success” and it’s being held on May 24, 2017, in Newton, MA. For those of you not familiar with The New England...

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  • Take A Look At The FDA’s Patient Network Newsletter!

    Take a few minutes to learn more about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Patient Network, which is a comprehensive program that works to expand and sustain communication with patients and their community.  It also helps educate patients, patient advocates, and their healthcare professionals about medical product regulations and we continue to look at ways to involve patients more effectively in regulatory decisions related...

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  • I Hope To See You At The Genetic Alliance’s 30th Anniversary Conference And Celebration

    I am looking forward to participating at the Genetic Alliance’s 30th Anniversary Conference and Celebration on March 9-10, 2017, in Bethesda, MD. People are invited to join the Genetic Alliance to “celebrate the successes, examine the failures, and most importantly, plan for the future. Always keeping individuals and families at the center, we will enable cross-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder teams to...

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  • New National Academy of Medicine Publication Explores The Influence Of Trauma And Violence On Communities

    On January 17, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a publication titled “Community Violence as a Population Health Issue: Proceedings of a Workshop”. This publication synthesizes the presentations and discussions that occurred during the workshop held on June 16, 2016. As shared on the website, “the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop in...

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