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Jun
28

Partnerships Focus on Social Determinants of Health and Help Build a New Social Contract

Of the many wicked problems in communities, institutions, and government, virtually all of them are rooted in histories of broken connections, damaged trust and eroded respect ...

Jun
21

America’s Obsession with Individualism Is Making Us Sick

Developing upstream solutions to social problems is more effective than scrambling to apply reactive remedies downstream. Whether you call it prevention or “nippin’ it in the bud,” looking upstream leads ...

Jun
14

Good Neighbors Address Rural Health Disparities

I grew up in southern Michigan near a small town with only a thousand people. I lived in the “country.” That’s what we called anything outside of the one-square-mile town ...

Jun
01

Health Equity: When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough

I recently completed many years of service as a board member for a local nonprofit that improves the lives of girls and young women. I loved it and felt we ...

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