If we are going to work with local communities, we must humbly acknowledge that we don’t know everything we need to about the people they serve and be ready to gain that knowledge.
Addressing social needs or social determinants of health and other tactics that strengthen emotional stability are essential for total patient health across all populations. How are some organizations leading the way?
This is national trauma — we have so much morbidity from mental health and illness, and yet it’s the system we’ve designed.
Article by Andrea T. Feinberg, Allison Hess, Michelle Passaretti, Stacy Coolbaugh & Thomas H. Lee
Geisinger’s program of providing free food as a treatment for diabetes yields improved outcomes for patients while reducing the cost of care.
Talk by Rebecca Onie
We’ve created a health care system where asking a patient “Are you hungry?” is so far outside the boundaries of what counts as health care that we fail or forget to ask altogether.
Talk by Tyler Norris
Changing the conversation from “What’s the matter with you?” to “What matters to you?”
Insights Report by Sandra Gittlen
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members call for integration of mental and behavioral health services with primary care.
Interview by Janice E. Nevin & Thomas H. Lee
How Christiana Care’s initiatives impact not only those they serve directly, but also the larger community.
Article by Sachin H. Jain & Craig Samitt
CareMore offers an early look at its program built on the premise that human interaction and engagement can have a positive impact on the lives of our lonely elders.
By neglecting mental and behavioral health, our society has made it virtually impossible to succeed in holistic health, and thus to improve health outcomes.