Posts Tagged ‘social determinants of health’

Keeping vulnerable populations out of the hospital

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can all affect your overall health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe is lead author on a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care examining how the social determinants of […]

Dr. Tricia Penniecook joins national effort to address health inequities in chronic diseases

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To prevent diabetes USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Tricia Penniecook says we must start “upstream.” Penniecook, vice dean for education and faculty affairs, is currently serving a one-year term as a fellow of the National Leadership Academy for the Public Health’s (NLAPH) cohort 8. Each year, the NLAPH chooses cohorts of leaders from across […]

Black Robe Day proves how law and health intersect

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The USF Health Community visited the 13th Judicial Circuit Courthouse in downtown Tampa on Oct. 17 to get a firsthand look at the relationship between the health and legal professions. Known as Black Robe Day, the event was attended by 45 USF Health students, faculty and staff who spent the morning shadowing lawyers and judges, including sitting in […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how managed care organizations address social determinants of health

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Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on a new study showing how managed care organizations can help address the social determinants of health. The research, “A Managed Care Organization’s Call Center-Based Social Support Role,” released by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. […]