Eric Allen Conner, on Feb 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM
For people seeking either routine or emergency healthcare, the extremes of winter weather present significant barriers. But, for individuals also facing the challenges of social determinants, these cold and wet months can be the toughest of the year. From coast to coast, healthcare providers and other organizations caring for vulnerable populations must not only prepare for weather, but also think of ways to ensure continued prevention and minimal disruption of care.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults experience mental illness in a given year. 44 million. 1 in 5 adults. We’re talking about anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and schizophrenia, to name a few. 44 million people. If you haven’t already paused to think about this, pause now.
Healthify Team, on Feb 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Alex Villa, on Feb 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM
We've also launched a new status page, added translations of Healthify in over 80 languages, and began taking steps towards becoming HITRUST certified.
This is Part 1 in a multi-part sequence on social enterprises and the interaction of social good with economic forces.
Eric Allen Conner, on Feb 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
In the wake of the World Health Organization's designation of the Zika virus as a global public health emergency, governments around the world are expected to dramatically step up their efforts to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
The outbreak of the virus, which a WHO advisory panel said is "strongly suspected" of causing thousands of cases of brain defects known as microcephaly in newborns, began in Brazil last May and has since spread to more than 20 countries in Latin America, NYT and WAPO reported.
American officials have said that the virus does not pose a major threat to the United States, where mosquito control efforts are robust and effective.