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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Reflect How Implicit Bias Harms Women. We Need To Fix That.

This article originally appeared on STAT News : reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine.  Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., is the vice president for health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund , a  member of Women of Impact , and a WHAMglobal Board Member . I have had babies, delivered other women's babies, and worked in...
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New Research Shows How Payer-Provider Partnerships Can Accelerate Adoption of Evidence-Based Care

​Article in the NEJM Catalyst by Ceci Connolly, BA & Connie Hwang, MD, MPH In an effort to accelerate the delivery of medical knowledge and the adoption of evidence-based practices at the point of care, the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) launched a project exploring the role of health plans in influencing physician behavior.  Wi...
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Assuring Gender Safety and Equity in Health Care: The Time for Action Is Now

This article appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine  in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Lynn E. Fiellin, MD; Darilyn V. Moyer, MD TIME'S UP, a national effort to ensure workplace safety and equity, was launched in 2018 in response to allegations of sexual harassment and assault by persons in the entertainment industry and propell...
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Living Into Your Legacy

This article originally appeared on the Society of Hospital Medicine's The Hospitalist . ------------------ The word legacy has been synonymous with death to me. When so and so dies, we discuss their legacy. I had a powerful experience that changed my mind on this word that is befitting for this Legacies column. Seven years ago, I was sitting in a ...
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Reflections on Leadership

By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP. President and CEO - AcademyHealth I was recently honored to be part of a panel of leaders in child health at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Making Our Mark: Pediatricians, Leadership, and Impact on Child Health . When my colleague and post-doc cohort alumnus from UCSF, Elena Fuentes Afflick reach...
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What Happened to Civil Discourse?

This has been such a disheartening and soul crushing week. It began last Wednesday when a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. Mail bombs were sent to people who had been critical of, and criticized by, the President and on Satu...
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