strategy and design for the community and economic roots of health
Acknowledging the complexity of risk in the time of Covid-19. Take the survey here
Working with healthcare delivery systems to account for costs from unmet basic needs.
Capturing the Health Value of economic self-sufficiency.
Our actions to respond to Covid-19 will have public health winners and losers today and in the future. We each have a responsibility to examine all the risks and have a difficult but necessary public conversation to get the balance right.
Flattening the curve” does not mean eliminating infections; it means controlling the pace of infections at a level where our health systems can cope.
Doctors train to find the diseases behind the symptoms and signs. But, social diseases, like poverty, are usually hidden behind the ones that afflict our bodies. It’s something that medicine doesn’t often talk about it. And, our politics is what keeps these social diseases alive.
When someone can’t afford stable housing or nutritious food, his health suffers and healthcare costs rise — for all of us. If our country is serious about improving health, meeting human needs will need to be the foundation of healthcare.