Posts tagged health outcomes
Three Core Obstacles to Improving Social Determinants of Health

Healthcare is ideally positioned to catalyze the critical reorganization necessary to improve social determinants of health to help both healthcare and education succeed. But improvement will require systems and thinking that are focused on the whole more than the parts being changed.

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Integrate Community Efforts to Improve Community Health

At the core of our social problems is the fact that our fragmented approach to the health and well-being of our communities is out of date. A more systematic approach is needed, one grounded in current system science and better aligned to how the complex adaptive network we call community works.

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Join the Conversation: Social Determinants of Health

On Thursday, April 27, the Oregon Health Forum will host a panel discussion, “The Impact of Social Determinants on Health Outcomes,” in Portland. Curandi is a sponsor of the event, and I’m excited to see this important topic gaining attention here in Oregon and around the country.

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Beyond Universal Healthcare - The case for local community health networks

Rather than looking for a cure-all, it’s time we recognize the complex, interwoven nature of our social systems and accept that incremental change is the only solution, not a lesser solution.

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Social Determinants of Health: A Case Study

The term “social determinants of health” (SDOH) is inescapable in the healthcare industry. But despite the ubiquity of the term, integrating SDOH into front-line medical care remains largely out of reach.

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