Researchers are teaming with states to hone physician and hospital referrals to food-assistance programs as Congressional lawmakers clash over SNAP.
The Senate will be finishing its portion of the upcoming opioids legislation on April 24. The House and Senate will need to combine their bills in a comprehensive package congressional leaders want passed by the end of May.
Healthcare systems have taken a more active role in trying to reduce the impact of food insecurity as a social determinant of health, work that could be undermined by proposed federal cuts to the country's safety net.
A broad range of researchers studied data on 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors and found that while the U.S. saw improvement in outcomes between 1990 and 2016, there's still wide state-level variation.
Harlem-based City Health Works has received a $2 million grant to fund its transition from a philanthropic demonstration project of community health workers to a full-fledged provider service.
Congress is wrapping up hearings on the opioid legislation that is likely to be the last big legislative push of the year, while Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes for a sweeping program.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.
Growing frustration over the inaction of lawmakers to fund research on gun violence has prompted states and healthcare providers to collect evidence that they hope will help form more effective policies.
Q&A with Presbyterian Healthcare Services CEO Dale Maxwell: 'We've answered many of the questions other systems are just beginning to ask'
Dale Maxwell, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, says that the integrated health system has found success in care models that keep patients out of the hospital.
From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.
Physicians increasingly need to address food security, housing and transportation when treating patients. Systems and hospitals are arming themselves with the tools to do that successfully.
Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. called the opioid-driven surge in drug overdose deaths "the public health crisis of our time," and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDC's tracking of the epidemic.