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Nashville MSA Fares Relatively Well in County Health Rankings
Nashville MSA Fares Relatively Well in County Health Rankings

On March 19, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the annual County Health Rankings for 2019.

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Modern Healthcare & Critical Connections Present Social Determinants of Health Symposium
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Public Health Happens in the Community ... Not Just the Clinic
Public Health Happens in the Community ... Not Just the Clinic

Public health continues to lead the way to eliminate health disparities and create a system that focuses not just on the absence of illness but the promotion of wellbeing.

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Physician Spotlight: Tackling Health Equity
Physician Spotlight: Tackling Health Equity

Dr. Consuelo Wilkins spends each day working to level the playing field and ensuring equal access to healthcare for Tennesseans

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Morgan Mcdonald Named Deputy Commissioner For Population Health
Morgan Mcdonald Named Deputy Commissioner For Population Health

Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, has been appointed deputy commissioner for population health for the Tennessee Department of Health. McDonald had been serving as interim deputy commissioner in this position since October 2018.

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VUMC Joins Effort to Stop Spread of Two Deadly Viruses
VUMC Joins Effort to Stop Spread of Two Deadly Viruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are participating in a national effort to develop vaccines and other treatments as countermeasures to prevent the spread of two emerging and deadly viruses -- Nipah and Hendra.

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UnitedHealthcare and the AMA Collaborate to Understand and Address Social Barriers Preventing People's Access to Better Health

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced a new collaboration that will better identify and addressehr (SDOH) to improve access to care and patient outcomes.

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Physician Spotlight: Manny Sethi, MD: Leading by Example
Physician Spotlight: Manny Sethi, MD: Leading by Example

Orthopaedic surgeon and community health advocate Manny Sethi, MD, is piloting a new model of healthcare for Tennesseans

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Building on BUILD Health
Building on BUILD Health

In a new report from the de Beaumont Foundation, health system executives weigh in on working outside their facilities' four walls to impact community health

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Centauri Health Solutions Partners with RoundTrip, Lyft for RISE Nashville Summit

Partnership providing free rides via Lyft code or RoundTrip app to showcase link between transportation and quality healthcare

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Walking in a Patient's Shoes
Walking in a Patient's Shoes

What happens when the 'right' action plan for a diagnosis doesn't mesh with the real world? UTHSC students and residents in Chattanooga have a unique opportunity to walk in their patients' shoes.

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Heart Failure Risk Predicted By Communities, Not Wealth
Heart Failure Risk Predicted By Communities, Not Wealth

When buying and selling real estate, how often have you heard the realtor's mantra-- location, location, location? This is also the central theme of a recently released journal report on factors that can predict heart failure risk.

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Better Collaboration Required to Address Social Determinants
Better Collaboration Required to Address Social Determinants

Despite amazing advances in medical science and improved understanding of biology on a cellular level, environment continues to play the biggest role in impacting an individual's health status.

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Driving Community Outcomes
Driving Community Outcomes

Two area companies are doing their part to highlight and address common barriers to care that increase health risks in American communities.

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Dr. Kiffany Peggs: Changing Expectations
Dr. Kiffany Peggs: Changing Expectations

Geriatrician Kiffany Peggs' whole-person approach brings peace of mind, hope to UnitedHealthcare clients.

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The Crossroads of People & Medicine
The Crossroads of People & Medicine

Metzl brings unique perspective to study of humanities and medicine

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Matthew Walker: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community
Matthew Walker: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

Matthew Walker, Tennessee's first federally qualified health center, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2018.

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CityHealth Unveils Health Policy Ratings for Largest U.S. Cities
CityHealth Unveils Health Policy Ratings for Largest U.S. Cities

In mid-February, CityHealth released its first round of ratings for public policies impacting health in the nation's 40 largest cities, including Memphis and Nashville.

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NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare
NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare

Although Nashville is the epicenter of the health services industry, the city's health rankings consistently lag behind peer cities. NashvilleHealth is taking steps to flip the script.

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NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare
NashvilleHealth: Addressing the Gap Between Health and Healthcare

Although Nashville is the epicenter of the health services industry, the city's health rankings consistently lag behind peer cities. NashvilleHealth is taking steps to flip the script.

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Addressing Health in the Community with Innovation & Insight
Addressing Health in the Community with Innovation & Insight

A growing recognition that health happens throughout communities has led to increasing emphasis on the social determinants of health and a host of innovative interventions.

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Social Determinants: A Technological Approach
Social Determinants: A Technological Approach

Trenor Williams, MD - founder and former CEO of clinical HIT and advisory management firm Clinovations before selling it to The Advisory Board Company in 2015 - has recently launched Socially Determined.

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Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment
Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Risk adjustment for clinical factors has become commonplace in the value-based reimbursement landscape. However, adjusting for social risk factors - which also strongly impact health outcomes - hasn't yet caught up.

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Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment
Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Value-Based Payment

Risk adjustment for clinical factors has become commonplace in the value-based reimbursement landscape. However, adjusting for social risk factors - which also strongly impact health outcomes - hasn't yet caught up.

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America's Health Rankings
America's Health Rankings

United Health Foundation recently released the 27th edition of the organization's annual health rankings.

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Public Health 3.0: Building Partnerships to Improve Population Health
Public Health 3.0: Building Partnerships to Improve Population Health

Public Health 3.0: It's time for an upgrade.

Last month, the Nashville Metro Public Health Department and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a daylong event dedicated to the social determinants of health that included U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc.

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Public Health 3.0: Building Partnerships to Improve Population Health
Public Health 3.0: Building Partnerships to Improve Population Health

Public Health 3.0: It's time for an upgrade.

Last month, the Nashville Metro Public Health Department and NashvilleHealth co-hosted a daylong event dedicated to the social determinants of health that included U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc.

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