RWJF Forum Series
This forum series, co-sponsored by RWJF, brings physicians, neuroscientists and the public together to understand "the big question: why we have the placebo effect."
Hurricane Sandy tested the capabilities of the public health system, and public health officials responded in heroic fashion—keeping our communities safe and healthy before, through, and after storms like Hurricane Sandy.
Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs. Since 1999, overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled and now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined.
Every community needs the building blocks to give everyone the chance to make healthy choices, so we can all share in a culture of health.
Community development encompasses a range of efforts to improve physical, economic, and social conditions in low-income neighborhoods. There is a growing movement within the field to leverage these efforts as opportunities to improve health.
This video shows how in Aligning Forces for Quality communities people are working together to reduce inappropriate visits to emergency departments through collaboration, transparency and engagement.
This video demonstrates how the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership's Emergency Department Care Coordination Initiative uses care coordination and health IT to connect Medicaid and uninsured patients who visit the ED with a primary medical home.
This video shows how Aligning Forces for Quality communities are publicly reporting measures of health care quality to drive improvement.
This video details how primary care practices in Cincinnati are using performance measurement data to improve diabetes care and outcomes.
This video details how MN Community Measurement measures and publicly reports provider performance data.
The video discusses how the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) developed a pilot which used practice management techniques to reduce patients' use of the emergency department (ED) for primary care-treatable conditions.
One doctor in Camden, NJ, Jeffrey Brenner, used data to map “hot spots” of health care high-utilizers—one patient had gone to the hospital 113 times in a year—and found a better, cheaper way to treat these costly patients through collaborative care.
In this video, Robert Anda, co-principal investigator of the ACE study and senior scientific consultant for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses how he became involved in the ACE study.
In this video, Martha Davis, executive director of the Institute for Safe Families, asks how do we build and institutionalize resilience.