Public Health in Action

This is public health in action in communities throughout the nation and beyond…

How Tech can Make Everyday Life More Healthy: Some Early Examples via Tincture (October 16, 2017)

These Tiny Houses are Designed to Give Refugees a Home in Your Backyard via Fast Company (October 5, 2017)

How eBay Makes its Wellness Program Work via Employment Benefit Adviser (September 24, 2017)

It’s Time to Build Health into the OS via Tincture (September 23, 2017)

Food Stamps Can Cut Seniors’ Health Costs, but Most Aren’t Using Them via Governing (September 4, 2017)

L.A. County’s Latest Solution to Homelessness is a Test of Compassion via @CityLab (August 30, 2017)

Kansas City Physician Daphne Bascom Takes on YMCA Community Health Position via KCUR (August 12, 2017)

What Little Free Pantries Say About Hunger in America via Fast Company (July 31, 2017)

Getting Startups Fired Up About Social Justice, One Sock at a Time via Fast Company (July 31, 2017)

Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front to Pay Less Later via NPR (July 13, 2017)

Behavioral Economics Finds the Right Triggers for Diabetes Prevention via Healio (July 8, 2017)

Can Cities Hack Diversity? via Atlantic CityLab/OnBoard Health (June 11, 2017)

Prescriptions for Fresh Produce, and Other World Changing Ideas in Food via Fast Company (May 2, 2017)

CDC-backed App Aims to Monitor Public Health via Automated Cause- of- Death Reporting via MobiHealthNews (April 17, 2017)

Food as Medicine – 5 Good Food Ideas via Thyme Fries (April 11, 2017)

Dear Silicon Valley, it Pays to Care About Public Health via Fast Company (March 14, 2017)

Bike Lanes may be the Most Cost-Effective Way to Improve Public Health via FastCoExist (March 3, 2017)

Student Ventures for Better Health Awarded $40,000 via Yale School of Public Health (March 3, 2017)

How Can We Better Connect Community Health Improvement Efforts in Durham? via Duke CTSI (February 28, 2017)

Sawhorse Revolution: Seattle Teens Build Mobile Tiny Homes for Local Homeless Community via Inhabitat (February 21, 2017)

Berkeley Approves Tiny Houses for the Homeless via SF Weekly (February 20, 2017)

Hope-and Healing- go into Massive Redevelopment Effort via Medium (February 14, 2017)

One More New Year’s Resolution: Dream Big on Sustainable Financing via ReThink Health (February 14, 2017)

Outcomes of a Digital Health with Human Coaching for Diabetes Risk Reduction in a Medicare Population via Journal of Aging and Health (February 14, 2017)

Military Investing for a Less Costly, Fit & Healthy Force via Huffington Post (February 12, 2017)

NC School-Based Telehealth Program Grows into National Model via Healthcare Informatics (February 2, 2017)

This Health-Care Startup wants to be the Teach For America for Future Doctors via The Renewal Project (January 17, 2017)

A New Type of Food Pantry is Sprouting in Yards Across America via NPR (January 12, 2017)

Hospital Partners with Housing Authority to Put Health at the Center of a Neighborhood Transformation via Build Healthy Places Network (January 12, 2017)

Lyft and Uber want to Give Old Folks a Ride via Smithsonian (January 6, 2017)

New Program Trains Health Care Interpreters at Howard Community College via The Baltimore Sun (January 6, 2017)

Harvard School of Public Health Professor David S. Ludwig on Losing Weight via Harvard SPH (January 5, 2017)

Yoga for Veterans Helps Fight PTSD via Seacoast Online (January 3, 2017)

Meals on Wheels Wants to Play a Bigger Role in Health Care via CNN (December 28, 2016)

A Startup Transforming Shipping Containers into Tiny Affordable Housing via Forbes (December 21, 2016)

In Spain, New Restaurants Nourish the Needy, and the Soul via NYTimes (December 21, 2016)

Neighborhood Health Station in Rhode Island Unites Multi-Disciplinary Partners via Practical Playbook (December 20, 2016)

CommonWealth Urban Farm Unites Community in Oklahoma City with Food, Good Will via News OK (December 20, 2016)

Technology and Health Care: The View from HHS via Wall Street Journal (December 20, 2016)

How Data Mining Reveals the World’s Healthiest Cuisines via MIT Technology Review (December 16, 2016)

America’s First Urban ‘Agrihood’ Feeds 2,000 Households for Free via Inhabitat (December 14, 2016)

1 in 4 DC Children can’t Access Affordable, Nutritious Food. This has to Change via Washington Post (December 14, 2016)

Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-related Resources via Office of Minority Health (December 9, 2016)

How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost via The Atlantic (December 2, 2016)

Should a Simple Fitness Check be a Part of Your Checkup via NY Times (December 2, 2016)

Fed up with Insurance, Doctors Buck the System to get More Patient Time via KQED (August 25, 2016)

Celebrity Chefs Turn Wasted Olympics Food into Meals for Homeless via NY Times (August 25, 2016)

What Medical Students Learn from Drawing Mickey Mouse via the New Yorker (August 6, 2016)

Microhospitals may Help Deliver Care in Underserved Areas via NPR (August 2, 2016)

The Community Cure for Health Care via Stanford Social Innovation Review (July 21, 2016)

A Cultural Shift for Doctors: Asking Patients ‘Why?’ via WBUR (July 19, 2016)

A Whole New Kind of Grocery Store is Coming to the US via Huffington Post (July 15, 2016)

In Alameda County, A Big Data Effort to Prevent Frequent ER Visits via Kaiser Health News (June 28, 2016)

For Many in Baltimore’s Growing Latino Community, Health Care is a Challenge via KaiserHealthNews (June 27, 2016)

New York City’s Turnaround on Poverty via AEI (June 26, 2016)

NHS to Offer Free Devices and Apps to Help People Manage Illnesses via the Guardian (June 21, 2016)

IBM’s Watson Health, American Diabetes Association Partner on Cognitive Apps, Analytics via ZDNet (June 21, 2016)

This Text Line is Helping Teens Talk About Mental Health without Saying a Word via Mashable (June 20, 2016)

Online Tools to Shop for Doctors Snag on Health Care’s Complexity via NY Times (June 17, 2016)

Medical Students Return to Valley to Shadow Doctors Working with Underserved Communities via the Fresno Bee (June 15, 2016)

In Research Triangle Park, The Farmery wants to Eliminate the Distance Between Farm and Table via Indy Week (June 13, 2016)

This Med School Teaches Policy Along with the Pills via NPR (June 10, 2016)

How Detroit Plans to Help the City’s Black Youth Succeed via CNN Money (June 7, 2016)

Students Fill a Gap in Mental Health Care for Immigrants via Kaiser Health News (June 7, 2016)

It’s not Quite Free Therapy. But if You Need Someone to Talk to, These Strangers will Listen via Washington Post (June 5, 2016)

Why Aren’t you Shopping for Lower Prescription Drug Prices? via NYTimes (June 3, 2016)

Death Talk is Cool at this Festival via Kaiser Health News (June 3, 2016)

What Doctors don’t Learn About Death and Dying via Ted Ideas (May 26, 2016)

Apple Kicks off Next Big iPhone Health Push with CareKit Launch via Buzzfeed (May 2, 2016)

One Year into Tenure, Geisinger CEO Praises Patient Engagement, Satisfaction Initiatives via FierceHealthcare (April 19, 2016)

5 Ways Companies are Using Wearables from Medical Education to Avoiding Workplace Injuries via MedCityNews (April 19, 2016)

Obamacare: The Gazillion-Dollar Startup Machine via Inc (April 8, 2016)

Entrepreneurship as Translation: Why a Rising Academic Physician left Stanford for a Startup via Forbes (April 8, 2016)

Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, and it’s Working via Huffington Post (April 5, 2016)

Why ‘Manly’ Men Could be Putting Their Health at Risk via The Advisory Board (April 5, 2016)

Geisinger’s Integrated Approach Slashes ER use for Heart Failure via FierceHealthcare (March 25, 2016)

Leveraging the Health-Housing Nexus via Department of Housing and Urban Development (March 24, 2016)

Kaiser Permanente Designed a Health Center that Puts Patients First via CoExist (March 23, 2016)

Trader Joe’s Ex-President Opens Store with Aging Food and Cheap Meals via NPR (March 10, 2016)

Pediatricians Should ‘Screen’ Kids for Poverty, Says Group via Time (March 10, 2016)

Three African Startups Tackling Global Health via The Next Step (March 7, 2016)

Slice the Price of Fruits and Veggies, Save 200,000 Lives? via NPR (March 7, 2016)

Digitizing the Safety Net: Health Tech Opportunities for the Underserved via California Healthcare Foundation (March 7, 2016)

A New Social Contract Between Doctors and Patients via Medium (February 23, 2016)

This House Costs just $20,000 – but it’s Nicer than Yours via Fast Company (February 5, 2016)

Population Health in Cleveland via the Atlantic (February 5, 2016)

Irreverent Warriors take to the Streets in Zany Comradeship with Serious Statement on Suicide via Culture Map Houston (January 25, 2016)

In L.A., Now You Can Use City Land for a Free Vegetable Garden via Minds (January 23, 2016)

Drive Change: Delicious Advocacy on the move in NYC via Huffington Post (January 7, 2016)

Buffalo, N.Y. only has 25 Chronic Homeless People left to House via Huffington Post (January 7, 2016)

The Simple Way Doctors can Make Their Patients Feel Understood via the Washington Post (January 3, 2016)

Amid Chronic U.S. Homelessness, Northwest Backs ‘Tent Cities’ via Yahoo News (December 28, 2015)

Preventive Care Lessons from Cuba’s Healthcare Model via Fierce Healthcare (December 17, 2015)

New Grocery Store lets you Buy Health Food for the Price of Fast Food via the Plaid Zebra (December 17, 2015)

Can 70-year-olds Lose Weight with Digital Health? Omada, Humana Data says Yes via Mobi Health News (November 17, 2015)

Voalte, Uber, SMH Unite to Help Address Patient Transportation Challenges via Voalte (November 17, 2015)

A Seismic Shift in How People Eat via New York Times (November 9, 2015)

A Med School Teaches Science and Data Mining via Kaiser Health News (November 2, 2015)

Two Ways the Patient Experience in Changing in the Hospital Environment via Avatar (October 28, 2015)

Surrounded by Poverty, Urban Hospitals Reach out via Pew Charitable Trusts (October 15, 2015)

Patrick Kennedy: After Roseburg, Face up to Mental Illness, Addiction via USA Today (October 7, 2015)

A Manly Way to Seek Therapy via The Atlantic (October 6, 2015)

A DC School’s new Approach to Fighting Poverty: Teaching Parents and Kids via WAMU (September 29, 2015)

Seniors Tell Medical Students what they Need from Doctors via Kaiser Health News (September 26, 2015)

The Case for More Active Policy Attention to Health Promotion via Health Affairs (September 15, 2015)

RecycleHealth Finds Unused Activity Trackers New Homes with Underserved Populations via MobiHealthNews (September 5, 2015)

The Last Mile in Community Health: Reaching the Hardest to Serve via Health Affairs (August 12, 2015)

DC Still Grappling with Homelessness via the Washington Informer (August 2, 2015)

To Lower the Cost of Health Care, Invest in Social Services via Health Affairs (July 22, 2015)

With the ACA Secure, it’s Time to Focus on Social Determinants via Health Affairs (July 22, 2015)

Curtailing Food Insecurity with Clinical-Community Collaboration via Health Affairs (July 21, 2015)

Housing: A Key to the Triple Aim Door via CPEHN (July 21, 2015)

New Case Studies Show Promising Ways Affordable Housing can Improve Health and Decrease Health Care Costs via NHC (July 21, 2015)

Can a Startup Transform Health in California’s Lake County? via KQED Science (July 7, 2015)

Putting Health to the (Taste) Test via Rand Corporation (June 30, 2015)

What’s Working Honor Roll: Prison Gardens are Making a Comeback, with Benefits from Inmates and Communities via Huffington Post (June 22, 2015)

Medicare Project: House Calls for Frail Seniors Cut Costs via The Kansas City Star (June 21, 2015)

Toward a Healthier, Smarter City of Medicine via Herald Sun (June 5, 2015)

California Sees Housing as Significant Investment in Health Care (June 5, 2015)

DC Doctor’s RX: A Stroll in the Park Instead of a Trip to the Pharmacy (June 3, 2015)

Mayor Bowser Kicks Off FitDC One Billion Steps Challenge (June 3, 2015)

How to Talk to Children About Weight via KPCC (May 25, 2015)

“One Stop” Family Resource Center in California (May 2, 2015)

A Virginia Serious Gaming Business is Out to Change Health Care Training via Washington Business Journal (April 27, 2015)

Silencing Summer Child Hunger in Atlanta (April 24, 2015)

Dr. Casper Leads Effort to Make NC State Athletics Green (April 22, 2015)

Thinking Big to Help Veterans via NewsObserver (February 2, 2015)

School-based Telehealth: A New Approach to Improved Outcomes in Rural NC Counties (January 23, 2015)

Local High School has a ‘Secret Weapon’ when it comes to Fitness (January 17, 2015)

Samantha Attard Encourages Us To Be Happy Healthy Humans (January 15, 2014)

Dr. Thomas LaVeist from Johns Hopkins researches ties between economic opportunity and health in African Americans (December 19, 2014)

L.A. Graffiti Artist Brings Humanity Back to Society via Huffington Post (October 20, 2014)

Leading by Example – Dr. Walter Lee Teaches the Next Generation of Doctors About Virtue and Dignity in Healthcare via MedCityNews (October 8, 2014)

Forget Golf Course, this Durham Neighborhood will have its own Organic Farm via Triangle Business Journal (October 5, 2014)

Healthy Vending Machine Maker LeanBox Aims to go National via Boston Business Journal (October 5, 2014)

What’s Actually in our Pizza? via TheFoodBabe (October 2, 2014)

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Offers Resources to Keep Older Adults Living Independently and Healthy (September 12, 2014)

Barber Shops: A New Frontier to Improve Men’s Health (September 7, 2014)

Yoga Spreads Wellness and Employment Opportunities for Youth in Africa (September 7, 2014)

Harvard Medical Student Fellows Innovate in Primary Care (September 7, 2014)

King County Public Health Partners with School District to Offer Students Healthier Meal Options (September 7, 2014)

Anchor Institutions to Promote Economic Development: Case Studies in Detroit and Baltimore (August 26, 2014)

Grocers Introduce Kids to Produce Aisle with Junk Food-Style Marketing via NPR (August 25, 2014)

Blue Collar Concierge Medicine is for Everyone via KevinMD (August 23, 2014)

Jarrett Krosoczka: Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes via TED (August 23, 2014)

Maria Shriver and the Kindness Movement (August 18, 2014)

CDC Offers FREE CEUs in Emergency Preparedness (August 18, 2014)

Sisters in Nigeria deliver healthcare on bikes (August 5, 2014)

Nurse-innovators Making Gadgets for Health (August 4, 2014)

Vermont Hospitals Prescribe Farm-Fresh Food (August 4, 2014)

Local Surgeon in NJ Town Refuses to let Obesity Take Over – (July 30, 2014)

UNC MED program expands opportunities for students with potential – (July 27, 2014)

Matthew Early, VP of Campus Services at Emory University, leads his employees to better health (July 20, 2014)

Dr. Robert Zarr prescribes exercise to reduce childhood obesity in DC (July 15, 2014)

Adam Dougherty (AdamMD) interviews Vice Chancellor Julie Freischlag on UC Davis and their integrative approach to medicine (July 15, 2014)


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