Category Archives: Community Engagement

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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Fighting Women’s Cancer One Step at a Time

By George “Larry” Maxwell, MD It began in 2009 with a 72-hour run around Washington, DC,’s National Mall in support of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer. It continued in 2011 with a 72-hour relay around the … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock in the “Dog Daze” of Health Wonk Review

A recent post from Wing of Zock discusses rankings and metrics in the context of the health care system’s seismic shift from volume to value in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review posted by David E. Williams of Health Business … Continue reading

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Top 10 Quotes From Harvard’s First Forum On Healthcare Innovation

By Dan Munro Originally posted on Forbes on July 9, 2013 In an effort to collaborate around healthcare innovation, Harvard’s prestigious Business and Medical Schools formed a joint initiative last year called the Forum on Healthcare Innovation. They described the … Continue reading

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Chart Review Blog Carnival: August 2013 “Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer” Edition

Compiled by Sarah Sonies Welcome to the August edition of Chart Review. This month, we feature a collection of posts on the need for expanded pediatric research, changing roles and transitions in #meded, and how medical schools and students engage … Continue reading

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Eagerness to Expand Health Insurance Rolls Could Pose Challenges to ACA

By Sarah Sonies Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) voiced his concerns last week that eagerness to enroll eligible low-income individuals in subsidized health insurance programs could cause challenges for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation at the end of the first … Continue reading

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