Healthy Communities

  • 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 […]
  • Take A Look At The NIH Body Weight Planner Tool!

    In an article titled “Online Weight Management Gets Personal – NIH Body Weight Planner”, published by NIH News in Health, there is great information about a free, research-based tool to help you reach your healthy weight goals: the NIH Body Weight Planner. We need to maintain a healthy weight in order to prevent better personal health. When we do so, […]
  • Stop Smoking Today … Visit the CDC’s “I’m Ready to Quit” Resources … Free to Everyone!

    Everyone is aware of the devastating health effects of smoking … both personally and for those individuals and pets around a smoker who inhale second hand smoke. Make a personal choice today to STOP smoking … take a look at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “I’m Ready to Quit!” resources available for free to everyone online! The CDC features […]
  • The First Day Of Summer Has Arrived … Time For My “Annual Sun Safety” Reminders!

    Last week brought us the first day of Summer! With that, comes my “annual” reminders for “sun safety” for all … we all want to enjoy the “sun and fun” associated with the summer season; however, we also need to be responsible and follow some simple safety measures to protect our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. NIH’s National […]
  • I Am Very Excited About The National Academy Of Medicine’s “Vital Directions for Health and Health Care”

    The President of the National Academy of Medicine, Victor J. Dzau, MD, recently released his President’s Letter announcing the release of “Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative,” which is the conclusive final publication in the Vital Directions series. As a member of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the National Academy […]