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Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Challenges and Communities of Color

October 4, 2016

| Sadé Ali

Recently, a young person whom I love and highly respect posted on Facebook that she was done hiding in the shadows about her challenge with a mental health diagnosis.

NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research

September 27, 2016

| Randi Williams | Betsy Knight

NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research

SmileConnect℠: Leveraging Untapped Resources to Address Children’s Oral Health Disparities Nationwide

September 15, 2016

| Allyson Rogers

Tooth decay affects more children than any other chronic disease, with children from the lowest socioeconomic groups impacted at a significantly higher rate.

When Payment Reform Alone is Not Enough: Increasing Use of Preventive Oral Health Services Among Children Enrolled in Medicaid

September 6, 2016

| Amanda DeLandsheer | Tom Taylor

When Payment Reform Alone is Not Enough: Increasing Use of Preventive Oral Health Services Among Children Enrolled in Medicaid

High Costs and Big Promises: Child Care and the 2016 Election

September 1, 2016

| Sarah Lifsey

During the run-up to a presidential election we expect to hear campaign promises about national security, trade agreements, debt, budget cuts, and other perennial hot topics. This year, however, a seemingly small potatoes topic has emerged: the high cost of child care.

Breastfeeding Policies in the Military: Supporting Moms in Service

August 23, 2016

| Chantell Frazier

In August 2011, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin issued The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, a call to employers, health care providers, policymakers, and the public to support mothers in reaching their breastfeeding goals.

'Moderate’ Health Spending Growth Projections Exceed What We Can Afford

August 18, 2016

| Charles Roehrig

'Moderate’ Health Spending Growth Projections Exceed What We Can Afford

Overcoming Lower-Income Patients’ Concerns About Trust And Respect From Providers

August 16, 2016

| Chris Duke | Christine Stanik

This blog post is the third in a series discussing how vulnerable segments of the US population interact with and experience the health care system.

How Can Pharmacists Help Prevent Falls among Their Older Patients?

July 6, 2016

| Chantell Frazier | Cydny Black | Hendi Crosby Kowal

Every year, one in three older adults will fall and more than two million will be treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries.

Health Costs, But Not Obamacare, Dominate The Future Of Federal Spending

June 29, 2016

| Gene Steuerle

From all the political discussion about health care, you’d think that government health policy generally lives or dies by what happens to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

Assistant Secretary Greenlee Calls for Stronger Advocacy, Solutions, and “Community-Based Technology

June 28, 2016

| Anne Montgomery | Elizabeth Blair

On April 26, Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee addressed the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) at its spring policy conference.

Men's Health Month: Come Chat With Us!

June 21, 2016

| Tanesha Burley

Together with many of our community colleagues and, NMAC and Altarum have joined forces to commemorate Men’s Health Month.

The Cost of Cancer Treatment: Is it Skyrocketing or Leveling Off?

June 16, 2016

| Erin Duggan Butto | Jim Lee

Last year, the world spent more than $100b on cancer drugs—the equivalent of paying for more than 100 round trips to the moon.

Mobile Health Apps: From the Personal to the Community

June 9, 2016

| Sarah Lifsey

No matter what you want to do, there’s an app for that, and health is no exception. With more than 165,000 health-related apps available, mobile health apps, called mHealth apps by some, are already a huge part of the digital market and are poised to grow even more abundant.

Improving Access to Health Care Information for Lower-Income Patients

June 7, 2016

| Chris Duke | Christine Stanik

Today’s post is meant to answer the six “Ws” about the process lower-income individuals engage in when seeking health information. We believe this step is an essential element in creating health care solutions that speak to the most acute challenges people are facing.

This Memorial Day We Remember Those Who Gave All

May 26, 2016

To many, Memorial Day is just the first day of summer vacation. It’s the day the swimming pool opens in the local community and neighbors clean up the grill and have the season’s first BBQ.

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Join Us in Spreading the Word!

May 24, 2016

| Tanesha Burley

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and Altarum and NMAC are joining forces to spread the word about viral hepatitis, particularly in minority communities.

How Are You Involved in the Opioid Epidemic?

May 17, 2016

| Diana Williams

Saturday morning, my Facebook Messenger pinged me with a note from a friend who was asking for prayer. I received a text message from her immediately afterward with more details: her 26-year-old grandson had been rushed to the hospital after overdosing on heroin.

The Complexities of Messaging on Zika

May 5, 2016

| Denise Raybon | Jennifer Rogers

Developing and communicating public health messages for a new or emerging epidemic is fraught with challenges.

Should We Invest More in Our Young Children?

May 3, 2016

| Christine Stanik

In the United States, there are wide gaps in the outcomes of children who grow up in impoverished circumstances compared to those who grow up with adequate resources.