Link Round Up: Aug 23 – Sep 2

Link Round Up: Aug 23 – Sep 2

By William JA Pinnock

Hello and welcome back to the Link Round Up! With this long holiday weekend merely one day away, I felt it would be good to provide all of you with an extra couple articles to read (because we all read medical news articles in our spare time right?). In this rounding up of links, we have topics ranging from social determinants of health, healthcare for aging adults, and community health centers.

How does patient complexity impact health care utilization? This was the question that OCHIN researchers Erika Cottrell, Katie Dambrun, Anna Templeton, and the Health Systems Demonstration project team wanted to uncover, and what they found…..will interest you. Read Anna Templeton’s discussion over at the OCHIN Blog.

To put it simply: Health Affairs blog keeps knocking it out of the park with their fascinating posts. This time they have published a post by Jeffrey Levi and Karen DeSalvo where they discuss how to address social determinants of health in what they are calling “Public Health 3.0”.

Here at Community Research Laboratory, we are always happy to see projects engage the community they are wanting to help. It was with great relish that I saw this article (also from Health Affairs blog) which examines a new program called Aging by Design: a multiyear project working towards improving the health of older adults by creating “solutions with people, rather than for people.”

OCHIN member clinic Community Health Center of Cape Cod recently took a huge step in helping combat substance abuse in it’s community: they have now opened their doors for Medication-Assisted Treatment to the public. What this means is you do not have to receive your primary care at the clinic to receive the treatment. The health center expects to “triple the amount of people served.”  Read more about CHC of Cape Cod and their MAT program.