Category Archives: Stephanye Clarke

Yale New Haven Health/ L+M Hospital Certificate of Need Hearing, Part I

By Stephanye R. Clarke While there were countless stories of people who had received great care at both Yale and L+M Hospitals, at the heart of the matter should be the following question: How will the potential joining of the … Continue reading

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Health Care in Black and White…

By Stephanye R. Clarke The Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Affordable Care Act — neither of these sweeping acts/laws have been able to undo a rather disheartening reality: there will always be racial and ethnic health … Continue reading

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Location, as a matter of life and death

By Stephanye R. Clarke LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Good news: If you’re financially well-off, odds are that you’ll live a long time – no matter where you live. Good/bad news: Being considered “poor” could mean either a longer or shorter life … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

By Stephanye R. Clarke Five Steps to Improve Community Health: Step One: Listen to members of the community about their needs Step Two: Engage other stakeholders, community leaders & multiple data sources Step Three: Report health issues to the community … Continue reading

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Informed Community ≠ Hostile Position

By Stephanye R. Clarke Last week, in a standing-room only space, community members, leaders and hospital employees gathered to learn about how the Yale-New Haven Health System/Lawrence + Memorial Hospital “affiliation” could impact the community. Initially billed as a community … Continue reading

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Equity, Football & Stuff…

By Stephanye R. Clarke Imagine being a researcher focused on exploring contributors that impact the health of Black men and boys—and feeling like you’re haunted by a ghost. Dr. Wizdom Powell shared that sometimes she feels haunted/followed by the ghost … Continue reading

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Something in the Water… #SDOH

By Stephanye R. Clarke In April 2014, in an effort to save money in cash-strapped Flint, Michigan, state officials (in charge of budgetary issues since 2011) switched from Detroit Water to the Flint River to save money. In October 2015, … Continue reading

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