Health Care Delivery

  • 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 from […]
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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 Urban […]
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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 Employee […]
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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 to […]
  • 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 co-create […]
  • Take Charge Of Your Health With HHS’ myhealthfinder!

    Take a look at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website healthcare tool called myhealthfinder. This easy to use tool provides consumers with personalized, evidence-based clinical prevention recommendations in just a few clicks. Simply enter the data requested and select “Get Results”, and you will be directed to a list of recommended tests and exams that are specific to the […]
  • Join Me And Your Colleagues At The 2017 National Health Council Health Leadership Conference

    I look forward to speaking at the 2017 National Health Council Health Leadership Conference on February 10, 2017, in Tampa, FL. The Health Leadership Conference is being held on February 8-10, 2017, and it provides an outstanding opportunity for key stakeholders in the health community to informally meet, share information about emerging issues in health care and nonprofit management, and […]
  • NCQA Quality Talks 2016: A Smashing Success! Register Now For The 2017 Event!

    On October 25th of last year, I was honored to participate in the NCQA Quality Talks 2016. The first Quality Talks was held in 2015 as part of NCQA’s 25th Anniversary and it was so successful that NCQA made it an annual event. In 2016, the event was even larger and reached an even wider audience … it was a […]
  • I Am Excited About The Launch Of “The Urban Health Media Project”: An Innovative Health Journalism Project For High School Students

    This exciting initiative was recently featured in the following article from The Baltimore Sun: Morgan and Howard Universities Partner on Journalism Program for Local High School Students High school students in Baltimore will soon have the opportunity to learn about and report on persistent health disparities in underserved communities in the city. Under a joint partnership between Morgan State and […]
  • United Health Foundation’s 27th Edition Of The America’s Health Rankings Annual Report: Our Nation’s Health Is At A Crossroad

    Today, I am excited to share with all of you the United Health Foundation’s release of its 27th Edition of the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report®. As highlighted in United Health Foundation’s press release: “Through an analysis of 34 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policies and clinical care data, America’s Health Rankings Annual Report provides a holistic view of […]