Views Archive of: Medicaid

Rural Hospital Closings, the Impact on Obstetric Care and How Mobile Can Help

Since 2010, over 100 hospitals have closed and according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the numbers are...

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Health Literacy: How Mobile Can Help Make Content Accessible to All Consumers

Health literacy has been defined as “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic...

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Opioid Use Disorder: Providing Resources for Addicted Moms

More than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdose in 2017 and over 2 million Americans live with addiction to opioids. For the first time ever, overdose deaths are higher than those from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their...

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The Future of Medicaid Starts Now - 10 Top Insights from the HT4M Innovation Forum

Last week, we had the privilege of speaking at the Future of Medicaid Innovation Forum in San Francisco. The event was hosted by HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M), a nonprofit coalition of entrepreneurs who believe in a strong and dynamic Medicaid program that...

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ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: PART 2 - MATERNAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND THE IMPACT ON FAMILIES

In my last blog, I talked about how an individual’s ability to access food, housing and transportation can profoundly impact their health and wellbeing. These social determinants of health—the societal and economic circumstances that influence one’s health throughout the lifespan—greatly...

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Part 1 – Missed Connections

In 2009, I was running focus groups with low-income mothers in Massachusetts. They were participants in the state’s WIC nutrition program and I was hoping to better understand their needs and barriers to accessing care. The word that kept coming...

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