As the US health care system continues to expand access to care and provide greater emphasis on prevention, population and community health approaches become increasingly important. Join health care providers, researchers, policy advocates, community health workers, and others in discussing a range of population health topics, including care delivery in remote or rural settings, new payment models to support population health, patient-centered medical homes, the role of community health workers, and more.

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Thomas Bauer
HEALTH
Johns Hopkins University

Current Expert Panels

Strengthening and Scaling the Community Health Workforce

This Expert Panel will explore strategies for strengthening and scaling the community health workforce to generate value in health care delivery.

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017

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Recent community activity

PIVOT seeks Research Manager (Madagascar)

by PIVOT Works, Inc.

The Research Manager will work closely with PIVOT’s leadership launch and coordinate implementation and clinical research initiatives to evaluate PIVOT interventions, and to serve as the central coordinator for PIVOT’s broad ranging research partnerships. In addition, this person will work to build both internal organizational capacity and national capacity for ... read more

Updated: 14 Jun, 2017
Replies: 0

Advocacy: letter to legislative assembly of El Salvador to legalize therapeutic abortion

by Natasha Reifenberg

Dear Medical Experts- As you may know, the Legislative Assembly in El Salvador voted in 1997 to pass a total prohibition on abortion. No abortions, no exceptions--not even when the life or health of the mother is in danger. Doctors who choose to perform an abortion to save a pregnant ... read more

Updated: 02 Jun, 2017
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Trump budget calls for steep cuts to Medicaid, public health programs - Healthcare Dive

Thomas Bauer replied

Like many who responded, I also worry about the impact on hospitals serving rural or impoverished communities. The impact of the closure of a hospital can have significant impact on not only the health of the community served but also the ability to attract and maintain employers. Please see the ... read more

Updated: 02 Jun, 2017
Replies: 8

Advance Directives - Should this be a legal document or a medical document ?

by Thomas Bauer

The New England Journal of Medicine features an article Delegalizing Advance Directives — Facilitating Advance Care Planning (attached below) arguing this may be an area in which we should reconsider our current requirements. One key are of consideration is should this conversation be held with a health care professionals office, ... read more

Updated: 01 Jun, 2017
Replies: 0

New community members

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Amani Idris

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MUHAS

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Tanzania, United Republic of

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Lauren Jacobson

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Boston College

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United States

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Jennifer Pietropaoli

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University of Rochester

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United States