Los Angeles has more than 58,000 homeless adults and children. This case study looks at a multi-pronged "housing first" program that combines efforts from several public departments to help homeless residents gain stability, improve their living situations and address health issues. One in a series of program case studies I wrote for the Center for Health Care Strategy, a nonprofit policy center.
Turning Data Into Impact - student Andrea Quevedo uses her data science skills to find solutions to world problems
Envisioning Better Outcomes - economist and researcher Jishnu Das brings his concern for marginalized people to new post at Georgetown
For global healthcare leaders, this piece examines how connected technologies can improve rural health in the U.S. Appears on the Future Health Index website of Philips.
After surgery for colorectal cancer, many patients need a temporary ostomy or external pouch to collect body waste but only about 10 percent need one permanently. Kimberly Holiday-Coleman was one of those. She and ostomy experts talk about adjusting to life with an ostomy and offer advice for returning to activity and fun.
For young people in foster care in New York City, their 21st birthday offers little cause for celebration. That’s when they must leave the foster care system, often with nowhere to live and little help. A look at several programs and a new citywide campaign to make the transition more successful, funded by The New York Community Trust.
There's more than one way to ease cancer pain. What works for one person may differ from what works for someone else, even with the same cancer diagnosis or type of pain. This article looks at current and near-future approaches to treat pain from cancer and side effects from therapies.
"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it. Winner of the ASJA Article Award 2018 in the trade publication category.
An in-depth look at a Massachusetts program using voice technology to help people with complex needs who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. One in a series for the Center for Health Care Strategies, a nonprofit policy center.
Only someone who's been there knows what it's like to lie in a hospital emergency room, injured or sick, with an underlying substance use disorder. To better reach those patients and connect them to treatment, an innovative approach adopted by a group of hospitals and healthcare agencies in western Pennsylvania uses peer navigators who themselves are in recovery. The results have been impressive.
A young Colorado teacher and mother struggles with the invisible conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, that challenge her activities and social interactions five years after treatment for stage III breast cancer.
Fresh out of college, Julia Wise was thinking about her plans for graduate education and a career when she received a difficult diagnosis.
I NEVER CALLED IT RAPE: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
Ground-breaking work looking at the reality of rape between people who know each other. 3rd edition, updated, and e-book published in 2019. Kirkus Reviews called my original book, "Provocative and important," while the San Francisco Chronicle reviewer said, "Painstakingly researched...chilling."