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 risk.
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.