Link Round Up: Aug 20 – 26

Link Round Up: Aug 20 – 26

By William JA Pinnock

I hope after Monday’s special edition Link Round Up you are still hungry for more because I’m here to serve you up a second helping. We’ve got some of the most delicious articles in this edition, from a run down of what community health centers are, to an article about CHC funding, followed by an article written by an OHSU Emergency Doctor about racism she encounters at her work, and finally an article discussing cities and states suing opioid wholesalers. That is a full plate of news, no?!

Have you ever wanted a comprehensive look at just what a community health center is and what it does? Have you ever wondered WHY it is so important to a community? Well, please click this link and read this article from Patient EngagementHIT that gives a wonderful run down of CHCs.

Hey! Now you know  why CHCs are so important, aren’t they awesome and important?! Well, bad news, “if Congress doesn’t act by September 30 – the nation’s nearly 1,300 community health centers will lose 70 percent of their funding”. Read more about this unpleasant news here.

“Every so often—a few times a year—a patient at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) hospital in Portland refuses treatment in the emergency department from Esther Choo, M.D. ’01, M.P.H. It’s not because they consider her 15 years’ medical practice too paltry, or her School of Medicine degree insufficient—but because she is not white.” Read more about Dr. Choo here.

If you were ever curious about opioid wholesalers, well consider your curiosity about to be satiated. WCPO in Cincinnati recently ran a profile on some of these companies.