Preventative and primary health care

Preventative and primary care is a broad ranging field, touching the largest spectrum of patient types and practice settings, from health fairs in the workplace to vaccines at retail clinics to annual physicals at a primary care clinic. The WHO identifies five ways that policy can improve primary care 1) increasing coverage to reduce disparities, 2) reforming delivery to meet needs and expectations better, 3) changing public policy to bring health care into other sectors, 4) leadership reform to improve collaborative policy dialogue, and 5) increase stakeholder participation.

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Health Policy Related to Hookah Tobacco Smoking
Tobacco policy has largely failed to address the country’s newest and fastest growing form of tobacco use – hookah tobacco smoking (HTS). Dr. Brian Primack is researching policymaker’s HTS knowledge and beliefs, and developing tobacco policy options to address this growing public health issue.

Related News

8/15/13

Kaiser Health News: Talking Scales And Telemedicine: ACO Tools To Keep Patients Out Of The Hospital

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8/14/13

Daily Times: Corbett signs bill to aid expansion of community-based health care clinics

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1/13/13

MiBiz.com: GVSU report - Prevention efforts make real impact on local health care costs

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1/1/13

San Francisco Chronicle: Primary care doctors growing scarce

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11/12/12

American Medical News: Medicaid sets temporary payment increase for primary care

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Related Publications

Early intervention to preempt major depression among older black and white adults. Reynolds CF 3rd, Thomas SB, Morse JQ, Anderson SJ, Albert S, Dew MA, Begley A, Karp JF, Gildengers A, Butters MA, Stack JA, Kasckow J, Miller MD, Quinn SC. Psychiatr Serv. 2014; 65(6):765-73
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Coaching in healthy dietary practices in at-risk older adults: a case of indicated depression prevention. Stahl ST, Albert SM, Dew MA, Lockovich MH, Reynolds CF 3rd. Am J Psychiatry. 2014; 171(5):499-505
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Visits to retail clinics grew fourfold from 2007 to 2009, although their share of overall outpatient visits remains low. Mehrotra A, Lave JR. Health Affairs. 2013; 31(9):2123-9
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Pharmacist integration into the medical home: qualitative analysis. Kozminski M, Busby R, McGivney MS, Klatt PM, Hackett S, Merenstein JM. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2011; 51: 173-183
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Patient difficulty using tablet computers to screen in primary care. Hess R, Santucci A, McTigue K, Fischer G, Kapoor W. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; Apr; 23(4): 476-80.
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