Healthy Communities

  • April Is National Minority Health Month!

    “Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington   April is National Minority Health Month and the theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some great resources to help you learn more, and to help raise awareness, about health disparities that affect minorities in their article […]
  • The Alliance for Health Policy Announces Tuckson and Scully to Lead Board of Directors

    The Alliance for Health Policy has announced my new role as the elected chair of the board of directors and Thomas A. Scully, J.D., of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, serving as the elected vice chair.  The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the […]
  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart!

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), recently printed an important article titled, “Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart – Diabetes and Heart Disease”. It focuses on the healthcare facts regarding the serious concerns that individuals face who have diabetes and their greater chance of having heart disease and related heart problems. […]
  • I Hope You Enjoy My Podcast Interview With Leisa Peterson Of The Art Of Abundance!

    I was recently interviewed by the host of the Art of Abundance, Leisa Peterson, for a podcast regarding the fabulous book by Ilchi Lee, “I’ve Decided to Live to 120 Years — The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality and Life Transformation”. Please listen to podcast interview, as we discuss a variety of topics including mindfulness and personal transformation.
  • Take A Look At The National Academy Of Medicine’s Spotlight Video Series: “Communities Driving Health Equity”!

    Please take the time to watch the new documentary video series released by The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on February 6, 2018, titled “Communities Driving Health Equity”, which spotlights local organizations across the U.S., which are advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. As stated by NAM: […]
  • I Look Forward To Seeing You At AHIP’s National Health Policy Conference 2018!

    I am excited to be a Plenary Session participant at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) National Health Policy Conference 2018 on March 7-8, 2018 in Washington, DC. AHIP is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services. Through these offerings, they improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities […]
  • Just Released: NAM Discussion Paper “The ROI of Health and Well-Being: Business Investment in Healthier Communities”

    I am excited to share the release of the National Academy of Medicine’s discussion paper titled, “The ROI of Health and Well-Being: Business Investment in Healthier Communities”. I was pleased to serve on the Action Collaborative on Business Engagement in Building Healthier Communities of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the […]
  • I Urge Everyone To Use “My Family Health Portrait”

    The National Institute of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), has teamed up with the U.S. Surgeon General to make available “The U.S. Surgeon General’s  Family History Initiative – My Family Health Portrait”. I urge you to open the My Family Health Portrait, and create your family health history. Also, I urge you to share this article with all of your […]
  • Nikki Lurie, Victor Dzau And I Just Published In The NEJM Online: “Creating Healthy Communities After Disasters”

    Today, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published our online article titled, “Creating Healthy Communities after Disasters”, which I co-authored with my colleagues Victor J. Dzau, MD, President of the National Academy of Medicine; and Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, the Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. We are all aware of […]
  • Contact Your Elected Officials To Express Opposition To The Current Proposed Health Legislation

    I join with the American Medical Association and all of our nation’s patient advocacy organizations; medical societies; hospital associations; health insurance industry leaders; and millions of compassionate Americans to strongly condemn the currently proposed health legislation. I found this heartfelt concern expressed by Jimmy Kimmel in The Washington Post to be especially poignant. I urge everyone to call their elected […]