New on RWJF.org Human Capital
May 31, 2011, 12:00 PM, Posted by mtomlinson
Each week, the Human Capital section of www.rwjf.org features in-depth stories, features and briefs about the work of the many grantees this portfolio supports. In recent weeks, stories include:
A study by RWJF Physician Faculty Scholar alumna Sandra Jee, M.D., M.P.H., shows that a short survey of youth and foster parents at the beginning of routine clinical visits can help identify mental health problems, as well as strengths.
Over the course of several days in May, each of the current scholars presented on their ongoing research, and got feedback and ideas from fellow scholars. In a highlight of the session, the scholars visited the National Institutes of Health to hear remarks from Sir Michael Marmot, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., an international leader in the field of health disparities.
The nation’s economic woes are putting the pinch on service-delivery organizations around the nation. With leadership from CEO Cassandra Sheets, L.M.S.W., the Center for Family Life and Recovery in Utica, New York, has moved aggressively to strengthen its operation. (Sheets also wrote a related post for the Human Capital blog.)
Have you been keeping up with the Human Capital blog interviews with leaders from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)? Learn more about the two groundbreaking reports released by IPEC on May 10.
Physician Faculty Scholar Renee Hsia, M.D., finds that factors such as age and geographic location may impact who gets trauma and emergency room care. Read about her research on trauma care inequalities.
Low-income women in Washington, D.C. are delivering healthy babies thanks to Ruth Watson Lubic, C.N.M., Ed.D. The clinic she started in 2000 has shown remarkable benefits, like much lower rates of pre-term birth and low-birthweight babies than pregnant women in the city as a whole.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.