Category Archives: Community Engagement

Personalized Medicine, Disney Style

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD As a pediatrician, I make it part of my personal continuing education goals to keep up with the latest in children’s entertainment. Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest animated feature film, did not disappoint. It introduced me … Continue reading

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Tulane Medical Students Learn About Health As Well As Health Care

By Jennifer J. Salopek Do doctors who eat better provide better care? Tim Harlan believes they do. Educating medical students and residents about healthy foods and their preparation is central to the mission of the Goldring Center for Culinary Education … Continue reading

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Innovative High and Middle School Programs Can Increase Pipeline Diversity

By Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, and Jennifer J. Salopek As educational institutions seek to address the looming doctor shortage in the United States and to create a physician workforce that more closely resembles the patient population, programs that help to … Continue reading

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Notes From The Hotspotters: Trouble At Home

Originally posted December 2, 2014 By Rebecca BausingerHeading into Section 8 housing – also known as “the projects” – our hotspotting team was not sure what to expect. Our task ahead was daunting — we had yet to enroll any of our … Continue reading

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Health Care Professional Students Learn to Hotspot

Originally published October 6, 2014 By Sonya Collins This summer marked the launch of the 2014 Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project. The initiative, a collaboration between Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and Primary Care Progress (PCP), … Continue reading

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Partnering with Patients, Families, and Communities: An Urgent Imperative for Health Care

By George Thibault, MD In 1978, primary care leaders from around the globe met in Alma Alta (now part of Kazakhstan) and declared that all patients should have the “right and duty to participate individually and collectively” in planning and … Continue reading

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Hopkins Leverages Innovation Hub Model at Sibley Hospital

By Jennifer J. Salopek Amid frosted glass walls and brightly colored furniture, the meeting attendees cautiously approach the tables stocked with Post-It notes, crayons, Play-Doh, and duct tape in neon colors. Although the purpose of these supplies might be obvious … Continue reading

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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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