Your Health

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Take A Look At The NIH News In Health Monthly Newsletter!

    The National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, publishes a monthly newsletter, NIH News in Health, which highlights interesting articles on informative topics to promote better health and safety. In the December newsletter, two featured articles include “Making a Healthier Home” and “Tai Chi and Your Health” … I think you’ll enjoy reading […]
  • New NASEM Consensus Study on Affordable Drugs Announced

    I am honored and excited to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ad hoc Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies. As stated on the NASEM’s website, the Project’s Scope is as follows: “An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine patient access to […]
  • I Hope To See You At AHIP’s Consumer Experience And Digital Health Forum In Chicago!

    I am looking forward to participating at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP’s) Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum being held in Chicago on December 6-8, 2016! The Forum’s agenda outlines the General Sessions scheduled, which will focus on Next Generation Approaches during AHIP’s three day event. As health plans continue to put the consumer at the center of service, […]
  • It’s Time For This Season’s Flu Shot … Have You Got Yours Yet? No Excuses!

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its recommendations for the 2016-2017 flu season in their website article titled “Get Vaccinated”. The CDC urges persons six months of age and older to get their flu shot every season. The purpose of the annual vaccination is to prevent influenza and they note that the flu shot is important […]
  • Across America, People Are Working To Spread The Health Message … Check Out My Interview With Glenn Ellis In Philadelphia!

    This past Saturday, October 8th, I was privileged to be interviewed by Glenn Ellis, a health and wellness educator and writer, whose work centers around health equity and ethics in medicine; and, host of the radio program, “Information is the Best Medicine”, on WURD 900AM in Philadelphia. During the hour long interview, Glenn and I engaged in a great dialogue touching on the […]