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NC Way Partnerships

  Read the Full Article HERE. By Tom Peterson The article “The North Carolina Way: emerging healthcare system and faith community partnership” by Teresa Cutts and Gary Gunderson was recently published in Taylor & Francis in Development in Practice. The article notes that U.S. healthcare policy emphasizes partnerships between healthcare systems and community organizations in […]

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From a Horizontal Perspective

  By Heather Wood Ion For a week, I have had the privilege of watching how our healthcare system works, from ambulance ride to discharge, from a horizontal perspective. Most of our media reporting (from the vertical) comments on the financial and social crisis of American healthcare: it is absurdly, scandalously expensive, technologically driven, and unable […]

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Webinar: First Responder Chaplain connects hospital & community services

  Join Rev. Glenn Davis and Sheriff William Schatzman. Gary Gunderson will host Wednesday, October 11 12 noon Eastern Time Register HERE! What happens when you truly connect the work of a health system with that of first responders in the community? This is the question being tested at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) in […]

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Study Shows Nutrition Program Could Save Hospitals up to $3,800 per Patient

      Four Chicago area hospitals showed early nutrition treatment treatment can save millions of dollars by decreasing length of hospital stay and readmissions.   Abbott Park, IL & Downers Grove, IL, PRNewswire Making sure people stay nourished in the hospital has shown to help patients recover, and real-world evidence confirms its cost benefits […]

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First grads of San Manuel Gateway College as ‘community faculty’

  By Heather Reifsnyder This article first appeared on Loma Linda University Health’s news website.  Read the original story HERE. At the site of what was a desolate patch of dirt less than three years ago, 34 students graduated from San Manuel Gateway College on June 7 — the first class to receive a Loma Linda University […]

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Can ordinary citizens help fill gaps in U.S. health care?

A news video from PBS in partnership with Kaiser Health News Health coaches in Harlem are applying lessons learned from struggling communities of South Africa. Can the Community Health Worker (CHW) model improve health on a large scale in the complex health system of the United States? “…here in Harlem, the question is, how can […]

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker (CHW)

By Dominica Rehbein and Nancy Combs, with Nada Dickinson  “Serving as a community health worker is being a resource to help ease some of the stressors in people’s lives. We are a bridge of support that brings our clients to the road of their success.”  — Nada Dickinson, Community Health Worker, Detroit   Nada Dickinson, […]

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