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Tackling the social determinants of health

Tackling the social determinants of health

Urban public health departments are launching new initiatives to address the social determinants of ill health, which are now seen as a contributing factor to the social unrest of recent years. Experts say such efforts represent an evolution of the core mission of public health departments.


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Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.


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UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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