The Affordable Care Act bundles initiatives intended to make
health care accessible to all, but health insurance alone may not
be enough for some. Poverty creates its own challenges to
accessing to care.
In this December 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Peter
Gianaros discussed findings from a recent program of health
neuroscience research aimed at understanding how the brain might
link socioeconomic disadvantage to health and profiles of disease
In this presentation, Neal Kohatsu talks about the innovation
needed to transform our current health system into one that
bridges health care and public health. Kohatsu is the Medical
Director of the California Department of Health Care Services.
In this short introduction to our panel discussion on the
implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Joy Melnikow talks
about how health professionals in the field can contribute to
health care research. Melnikow is the Director of the Center for
Healthcare Policy and Research, and a professor of family and
community medicine at UC Davis.
In this discussion, panelists Tom DeLeire, Peter Cunningham and
Ian Hill consider the possible growth in demand for health care
under the Affordable Care Act, and our network of hospitals and
medical professionals will be able to meet that demand.
In recent years, ethnic concordance—matching the ethnicity of
healthcare workers to that of their patients—has been promoted as
an important measure for achieving “patient-centered care” for
minority patients in the U.S.
Health problems, such as diabetes, are often considered the
result of either genetics or individual choices. In fact, our
network of family, friends and co-workers can have a major impact
on how we measure and manage our health.