Link Round Up: Oct 30 – Nov 5

Link Round Up: Oct 30 – Nov 5

By William JA Pinnock

This week’s Link Round Up is simply overflowing with articles. I, along with the help of MJ Dunne and Carly Hood, found so much this week that I just barely fit it all into this space, but yet just like life, I found a way. And be glad I found a way because these are some awesome articles. First, we are going to look at the current state of funding for LGBT research,  then we kick-off National Diabetes Awareness month with an article by an NIH director, after that take a trip to Portland where a new CHC has opened, and finally, we will sit in on a conversation about how four hospitals are managing population health.

In October, the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) classified gender and sexual minorities as a health disparity population, meaning that the population has significantly worse health then the general population regarding disease and mortality. This means that LGBT research is eligible for health disparity funding from institutes within NIH. Read more about the announcement here.

Did you (yes YOU) know that November is National Diabetes Month? To kick off the month, NIH has posted an article from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers’ article here.

North By Northwest, the only clinic that focuses on African-American health in Oregon, has opened a new location in Portland, OR. Read more about clinic here.

Do you ever wonder how clinics and health systems navigate the world of population health? Well, Hospitals & Health Networks held an executive forum with health system leaders across the United States to discuss just this topic. Read more about what four health system leaders had to say about population health and social determinants of health here.

BONUS ARTICLE!

Opioids are an epidemic in this country. How big you ask? Well click here to see.