By Stephanye R. Clarke, self-proclaimed #PublicHealthGeek
Our next Reform to Transform forum event goes a step further — on Wednesday, April 29, we will explore how connecting comprehensive, affordable, quality clinical care with community/social support can and will improve population health. Integrating the two in meaningful, sustainable ways, is the perfect combination for better health.
It is possible, however, that I may have not yet convinced you to join us at the forum or be part of ongoing conversations/planning to really make Connecticut one of the healthiest states.
So here is a short list of articles and videos I believe will prompt you to do both. Like I said in a previous blog, this forum is a chance for all who are engaged in keeping Connecticut healthy to gather and discuss a blueprint for working together.
Hope to see you there! Happy reading/viewing.
Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, keynote speaker, discusses her work here:
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?—Place Matters Episode. This brief snippet explores how social environment, neighborhood conditions and stress impact health options and outcomes.
Your voice is needed in health care policy.
A USA Today article connecting, not replacing, community-level programming and research to medical care for better health results.
A Connecticut Health Investigative Team article about racial & ethnic disparities in CT hospital readmissions.
A Connecticut Health Investigative Team article about diabetes disparities in Connecticut.
A PR Web article about a health department and school of medicine teaming up to improve community health.
Click on the flyer below to register: