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This is the second in a series of issue briefs from the National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) on key SDOH-related issues that have been exacerbated during COVID-19. This brief explores how the public health sector is
The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. To achieve equity, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems, and overall
Released by The Social Progress Imperitive, the 2020 Social Progress Index results, which provide a comprehensive picture of the lived experience of more than 7 billion people across 163 countries. For the first time ever, the index measures social p
COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health crisis. As the disease continues to spread through communities across the U.S. and abroad, information about the illness continues to evolve. To slow the spread, public health officials are tur
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed VA facilities and community providers for usage of health information exchanges (HIEs) in their respective communities and to identify any barriers that may impede the use of HIEs.
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States and immense vulnerabilities in lower-income countries has revealed a global health reality that is often overshadowed by decades of progress in overall glo
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently released a road map that includes numerous evidence-based actions that would assist in the approach to how the United States tackles COVID-19, both immediate and in the long-term.
Health systems are ever-changing for different reasons. In the publication titled "The Value of Health Policy" the authors explain how developing and adopting a policy is an approach that can assist in managing these changes.
The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) represents the world’s leading academic general internists, dedicated to creating a just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health. SGIM recognizes that to achieve this visi
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, data has never been more salient. COVID has generated new data demands and increased cross-sector data collaboration. Yet, these data collaborations require careful planning and evaluation of risks and
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released an issue brief that provides “principles aimed at guiding the efforts of state and local officials to create an equitable and lasting post-pandemic recovery.” The principles shared by RWJF i
"The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the MITRE Corporation and OCHIN, developed a SMART on FHIR app that serves as a dashboard or summary for managing chronic pain and pain-related treatment within the electroni
"In 2016, AHRQ launched a program of grants and contracts aimed at helping health care providers move patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ advances the science of CDS by suppor
This noninvasive nonpharmacological therapy review compares noninvasive nonpharmacological therapies with placebo, exercise or nonopioid drugs for the most common musculoskeletal chronic pain conditions. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review is
The Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain report compares prescribed systemic opioids with placebo, other opioids, and non-opioid drugs or noninvasive nonpharmacologic therapy for any chronic pain conditions. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review
This report looks at nonopioid pharmacologic treatmeants by comparing oral, or topical nonopioid drug therapy with placebo, or other drug(s) from another class. AHRQ shared that the purpose of this review is to "evaluate the benefits and harms of non
Earlier this year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020 -2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan draft. This draft provides an outline of federal health information (health IT) goals and objectives to ensure that people ha
There have been different regulatory issues that have put a burden on doctors and their patients. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report on how to ease those burdens. Within the report HHS provides examples of the
Public libraries provide their communities with credible, accurate and accurate information, and programs and services. Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, OCLC and the Public Library Association (PLA) have conducted re
The goals of the InCK Model are to improve child health, reduce avoidable inpatient stays and out of home placement, and create sustainable Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The InCK Model will support states and local providers to conduct early ide
Those who suffer from opioid use disorder and have been incarcerated are more likely to die of an overdose after being released than the general public. There are evidence-based medications that exist that can help those with opiod use disorder and t
There is a large percentage of young children in the United States that have parents with earnings below the poverty level and this results in these children missing out on quality child. To combat this issue, Congress appropriated funds to expand ac
Deaths from drug overdoses have risen steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Prescription drugs, especially opioids, have been increasingly implicated in drug overdose deaths over th
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care (the Academy) to respond to the recognized need for a national resource and coordinating center for those interested in behav
Power-point presentation by Elisabeth Kato of AHRQ's Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement. Kato discusses program research to understand the nation's opioid crisis and various initiatives taken to address the crisis and how it impacts divers
With the global spread of the Coronavirus countries are taking different steps to not only contain the virus but to mitigate the impact of this pandemic. The School of Public Policy out of Canada has put forth six steps that it believes the Canadian
This document reviews promising strategies that state Medicaid programs are adopting to address the substance use disorder (SUD) crisis, and specifically the opioid epidemic. The Toolkit identifies implementation strategies, action steps and examples
This toolkit, by the Topos Partnership for the Data Funders Collaborative, is intended to help communicators talk about and promote a wide range of data sharing, with broad audiences. The goal is to identify ways of creating more constructive and sup
This report by the Topos Partnership, is intended to help communicators talk about and promote a wide range of data sharing, with broad audiences. The goal is to identify ways of creating more constructive and supportive dialog with more people, and
As the impact of the opioid epidemic is felt in communities across the US, public libraries are choosing to be part of the community response. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with the Public Library A
In 2015, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) conducted an environmental scan of the state of multi-sector data sharing initiatives aimed at improving community health. Monitoring and analysis is ongoing, but the initial findings show a vibrant and
Learning health systems (LHS) are one of the major computing advances in health care. However, no prior research has systematically analysed barriers and facilitators for LHS. This paper presents an investigation into the barriers, benefits, and faci
The AHRQ Academy developed the Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Playbook (referred to as the MAT for OUD Playbook), a practical guide for implementing MAT in primary care and other ambulatory care settings. While the Playbook aim
Policy Toolkit & Executive Summary: This toolkit provides information on housing market trends and research on the links between rising housing costs and poor health outcomes. It identifies strategies across six policy areas to help ensure that house
The legal term preemption may have little resonance outside of courts and legislative chambers. But what it describes — the invalidation of state law by federal law, or of local law by state law — has profound significance for public health.
Shared use agreements—also known as joint use agreements, memoranda of understanding, and contracts—allow public and private property owners to broaden access to their underutilized facilities for community use. Shared use agreements can be used in a
Networked approaches to tackling complex social challenges are not new, yet practitioners and researchers are continually working to share frameworks for how to support, fund, and sustain work that cuts across sectors. One powerful contribution to th
JJLN leaders are offering their best thinking to date and challenge the country to engage in dialogue around three questions: 1) Why is it important to create the ideal juvenile justice system? 2) What specifically would the ideal system include? and