Category Archives: Community Engagement

If I Could Do One Thing to Make the World a Healthier Place

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD Originally posted May 18, 2014 As a pediatrician, it is sobering to realize that the factor with the highest impact on my young patients’ health is not a clinical breakthrough. It is whether they and their parents … Continue reading

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“Flip the Clinic” to Make Doctor–Patient Interactions More Productive, Less Stressful

By Jennifer J. Salopek In late March, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a new initiative, Flip the Clinic, to re-imagine the medical encounter between patients and care providers. The seed of the inspiration was planted during a visit to … Continue reading

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1776 Challenge Cup Gives Best and Brightest Startups a Chance to Win Big

By Sarah Sonies Sixteen competed, but only two could win. In what proved to be both a competition and an impromptu lesson on prosthetics, health care startups from all over the world pitched their ideas Thursday night for a chance … Continue reading

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Resident Physicians Serve as Educators in Bronx Community Outreach Program

By Sarah Sonies Among New York State counties, the Bronx has some of the poorest health outcomes. National data show that the Bronx lags behind in areas such as childhood obesity, pediatric asthma, and overall pediatric health. The commonality of … Continue reading

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What Do Millennials Want from the Health Care System?

Originally posted on March 18, 2014 By PAUL KECKLEY The 18-34 year old segment of our population is large, growing and important in our society. They are 80 million strong. Their attitudes, beliefs, values and actions are re-shaping the way every … Continue reading

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University of New Mexico Residents Design #GetCovered App

By Sarah Sonies New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest rates of uninsured. With the expansion of Medicaid and New Mexico’s participation in the federal health insurance exchange, over 300,000 New Mexicans are eligible to enroll in a health … Continue reading

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Every Public Physician Is a Brand

By Bryan Vartabedian, MD The more public we become, the more we become defined by how we appear to those around us. Consequently, every doctor has a brand. But how can that be? Everybody knows brands are for potato chips … Continue reading

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AAMC Work Group Advocates Comprehensive Medical Care for Veterans

By Jeffrey L. Brown, MD The AAMC is a strong supporter of Joining Forces, the White House initiative created to further the welfare of military service members, veterans, and their families. The initiative has helped identify a significant public health … Continue reading

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The AAMC Sponsors a Joining Forces Wellness Week

Originally posted on the White House blog on October 30, 2013 In honor of Veterans Day, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will sponsor their second annual Joining Forces Wellness Week from November 11 through November 15. During this time, AAMC … Continue reading

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#ACA #GetCovered: How Is Your Institution Promoting Enrollment?

The Association of American Medical Colleges would like to hear from you. Please send examples of how your institution is supporting open enrollment to Chris Mitchell at cmitchell@aamc.org. The examples and initiatives will be shared with White House staff. From … Continue reading

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