Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Kurt Stange, MD, PhD

>>>DR. STEVEN CLAUSER: So I’ll introduce now Kurt Stange. Kurt is a family physician. He has been practicing for many years. He has done a lot of work in family oriented system design and primary care. He is the editor of the Annals of Family Medicine. He and his team did an incredible amount of […]

Trump’s Overseas Trip Shows He Lacks Strength & Stamina For The Job

So Digby, before we get into this week I just wanted to tell people obviously the really big story this week and a horribly tragic one, the terror attack, the ISIS claimed terror attack in England, killing nearly 22 kids of varying ages and some adults I should say, and injuring dozens more. We talk […]

Trump’s Overseas Trip Shows He Lacks Strength & Stamina For The Job

So Digby, before we get into this week I just wanted to tell people obviously the really big story this week and a horribly tragic one, the terror attack, the ISIS claimed terror attack in England, killing nearly 22 kids of varying ages and some adults I should say, and injuring dozens more. We talk […]

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Discussant comments by Thomas Vogt, MD, MPH

>>>DR. STEVE CLAUSER: Our discussion for this session is Tom Vogt. I can tell, he’s got his hands full with this group. But he’s a former senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Services Research. His work is investigating improving prevention services in medical care settings, the quality and cost of preventive care, primary […]

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Overview by Arnold Kaluzny, PhD

>>>DR. STEVEN CLAUSER: Now there will be more detailed instructions in terms of how this is going to work, in terms of the discussions, but right now I’d really like to move directly into our first substantive presentation and introduce my close friend, Arnie Kaluzny. Arnie Kaluzny has served as chairman of Multilevel Interventions steering […]

Feinstein Ad: Universal Health Care

I’m Dianne Feinstein and I approved this message. I support the Affordable Care Act and voted against all of Trump’s attempts to repeal it. But we need to do more. I believe in universal health care, in a public health option to compete with private insurance companies, and expanding Medicare to everyone over 55. And […]

Not ‘The Sims,’ But Close: How Computer Models Help Public Health Researchers Plan for Disasters

(elevator music) The toy playground epidemic. The simplest model. There are a hundred kids on a green playground, Blue kids are healthy, red kids are sick. There’s one initial red kid. When a red kid bumps into a blue kid, he gives him the disease with some probability, and then after you’re red for a […]

Can healthy food save the planet?

You know the saying “you are what you eat”. But the way we currently eat is in fact ruining our health, the health of others and that of the planet. Unhealthy food is now deadlier than alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined. 2.1 billion people are overweight – yet we eat more sugar, fat and […]

The Future Of Health Insurance – The Medical Futurist

In countries with socialized medicine, where everyone has access to basic care, innovations are hard to roll out nationwide as the system as a whole cannot afford it. In countries with private health insurance, certain treatments such as cancer care are so expensive that only the privileged with good insurance plans can afford them. And […]