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Total Worker Health®: Integrating workplace safety and employee wellness

– In Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Grossman and colleagues set a course for research on integrated approaches to keeping workers safe and healthy.

image via The Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, Berkeley In Annals of Internal Medicine, Dr. Grossman and colleagues set a course for research on integrated approache…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/total-worker-health-safety/

As Obamacare expands access, clinics use team care to adapt

– When more people are covered, clinics have more patients. Maggie Jones writes that safety net clinics are adjusting, supported by private foundations.

A health screening clinic in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros. Keynote speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, nationally acclaimed TED speaker and health commissioner for the city of Baltim…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/obamacare-expands-access-clinics-use-team-care-adapt/

Candidates are talking about Obamacare—whether they know it or not

– Health reform is about more than insurance, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. It’s also changing racial, economic, and care disparities.

Health reform is about more than insurance, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. It’s also changing racial, economic, and care disparities. This election season, we’re hearing a lot from c…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/obamacare-aca/

For young adults with cancer, the Clare Project asks: What matters most?

– Inspired by a family member, Dr. Karen Wernli wants to learn what quality care means for young people with advanced cancer.

Clare Project Team: Tara Beatty, Drs. Evette Ludman, Karen Wernli, and Marlaine Gray Inspired by a family member, Dr. Karen Wernli wants to learn what quality care means for young …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/young-adults-cancer-clare-project-asks-what-matters/

Can precision medicine break the chain of mental health co-misery?

– Mental health research excels at linking bad experiences to poor outcomes, writes Dr. Greg Simon. Here’s how to focus on recovery and resilience instead.

Mental health research excels at linking bad experiences to poor outcomes, writes Dr. Greg Simon. Here’s how to focus on recovery and resilience instead. by Greg Simon, MD, MPH, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/can-precision-medicine-break-chain-mental-health-co-misery/

Prince’s apparent opioid-linked death shows need for new plan for pain

– For over a decade, Dr. Michael Von Korff and others have been working on a strategy to stop the opioid epidemic. Here’s an outline.

For over a decade, Dr. Michael Von Korff and others have been working on a strategy to stop the opioid epidemic. Here’s an outline. by Michael Von Korff, ScD, Group Health Resear…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/princes-opioid-linked-death-shows-why-we-need-new-plan-pain/

At what age are you happiest?

– Group Health Research Institute executive director Dr. Eric Larson unpacks the findings of several life satisfaction studies.

Brookings Institute scholars used Gallup polls to show relationship between age and well being. Respondents rated their life satisfaction relative to “best possible life” for them,…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/what-age-are-you-happiest/

Is hospital readmission linked to alcohol use and social factors?

– Drs. Katharine Bradley and Gwen Lapham studied drinking habits and hospital readmission. They found that underlying social determinants might be the connection.

Drs. Katharine Bradley and Gwen Lapham studied drinking habits and hospital readmission. They found that underlying social determinants might be the connection. by Group Health R…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/hospital-readmission-linked-alcohol-use-and-social-factors/