Tag Archives: health

Women’s Health Policy Advice for the Next Occupant of the White House: Deal With Mental Health, the Pandemic, and Health Care Costs

2020 marked the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. In this auspicious year for women’s voting rights, as COVID-19 emerged in the U.S. in February, women’s labor force participation rate was 58%. Ironic timing indeed: the coronavirus pandemic has been especially harmful to working women’s… Read More »

Social Determinants of Health Travel in Groups – At the Root Is Household Income

The U.S. health care community is collectively embracing the concept of social determinants of health that have become so obvious in understanding the disparities of health outcomes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Research from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR illustrates the fact that people… Read More »

Treatment of Children’s Mental Health Issues Is Widely Inconsistent

A new study published in the journal Proceeds of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that where in the United States a child lives could determine the mental health treatment they receive, reports Princeton University. For the inquiry, researchers checked a national database of insurance claims to investigate the type of treatment adolescents received after… Read More »

MA health network to pay $70,000 after failing to provide medical records

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights announced this week that five providers had agreed to pay settlements for potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s right of access provision. Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services’ settlement was the largest of the group, with the Massachusetts-based network of mental health… Read More »

Without Good Public Health Strategy, The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Antimicrobial Resistance Worse

Dr. Rodney Rohde, a virologist and clinical laboratory expert, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic can make antimicrobial resistance a bigger problem if health systems aren’t careful. Antimicrobial-resistant infections are a major problem around the globe. WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images Like most of my public health; healthcare, medical laboratory, environmental services and other related professionals,… Read More »