Wayne B. Jonas, Eric Schoomaker, James R. Marzolf & Tracy Gaudet
Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.
Adam Sacarny, Michael L. Barnett & Shantanu Agrawal
New research suggests that deploying strong and surprising messages could help to address overprescribing of opioids and other drugs.
Case Study by
David R. Scrase, Karla Thornton, Martha L. Carvour, Kimberly Page, Wei-Ann Bay, Joseph Buffaloe, Wanicha Burapa, Erica Archuleta, Imaneh Fallahi, Sanjeev Arora, Brent Earnest & Nancy Smith-Leslie
How managing the benefit coverage expansion for the treatment of HCV in New Mexico was successfully achieved after less than 2 years.
Health crises often unmask deep, underlying disparities and disadvantage in the communities that health care providers serve.
Sarah E. Wakeman & Michael L. Barnett
There is a realistic, scalable solution for reaching the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder: mobilizing the primary care physician (PCP) workforce to offer office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine, as other countries have done.
Six percent of surgical patients who are opioid naïve become new chronic opioid users. To combat this statistic, one group in Michigan is changing surgical care and pain care practices across the state.
Strategically integrated partnerships between public health, health systems, and the communities they serve are the only way to truly change our nation’s health outcomes.
Case Study by
Rishikesh P. Dalal
How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.
These specialists in mental health care collaboration, addiction, and chronic pain didn’t start out that way. But they saw huge gaps in care for patients who needed these services and decided to do something about it.
If we don’t create ecosystems of care for the sentinel syndromes, we will fail at truly helping the 5% who cost 50% of health care dollars.