Primary Care Transformation in a COVID-19 World

July 1st, 2020

primary care, covid, pandemic, telehealth, primary care transformation, patient-provider communication, health systems, virtual health, population health

By: María Fernanda Levis, MPH, MPA, Lara Shadwick, MBA, Julie H. Levison, MD, MPH, MPhil and Sarah Bliss Matousek, PhD, MPH


Access to comprehensive primary care has long been a challenge in the United States, and the economic and social[...]

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COVID-19 and Homelessness in Boston: Thoughts from the Initial Surge

June 30th, 2020

Addiction, covid, pandemic, social determinants, homelessness, street medicine, vulnerable, shelter, quarantine, isolation

By: Jim O'Connell, MD


The COVID-19 pandemic has cast health inequities into stark relief, though this hasn’t surprised those of us already[...]

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Beyond the Symptoms: How & Why Medical Providers Can Address Police Misconduct

June 25th, 2020

"healthcare", george floyd, Black Lives Matter, law enforcement, protests, de-escalate, police violence, de-escalation

By: Ida Dhanuka


Many of my teachers and fellow students feel that to be good healthcare providers, we must separate ourselves from[...]

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Running, Community, and Accountability to Get Back on My Feet

June 24th, 2020

Addiction, covid, pandemic, employment, supportive housing, mental health, homelessness, running, community support, recovery, social change

By: Jen Hyde, MS


It’s 5:30 am, and while most of the world may still be sleeping, our community comes together, greeting each other[...]

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The Changing Landscape of Medical Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23rd, 2020

medical education, covid, pandemic, social determinants, flipped classroom, clinical medicine, clerkship, telehealth, medical school, medical training, service learning, residency

By: Jennifer Kogan, MD


March 12 & 13, 2020. Just three months ago, yet it seems like eons. All my meetings were abruptly canceled so I[...]

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Medicare-for-All in the COVID Era: A Path to Healing

June 18th, 2020

health equity, covid, pandemic, social determinants, critical care, single payer, Medicare-for-all

By: Janine Petito, MD and Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH


As physicians in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Cambridge Health Alliance, a safety-net hospital in the Boston[...]

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The Common Cause for Healthcare and Education

June 16th, 2020

health equity, health disparities, social determinant, education, social mobility

By: Paul Reville, Ed.M.


Over the past few decades in the field of education, we have engaged in expensive, energetic and well-intentioned[...]

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What Americans Can Do to Address Systemic Racism and Achieve Health Equity

June 11th, 2020

race in medicine, health equity, political determinant, social determinant

By: Daniel E. Dawes, JD


I can’t breathe! This has become an all too familiar cry for many African Americans who everyday struggle to breathe[...]

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Defeating COVID-19 Locally: The Community Health Worker Ground Game

June 10th, 2020

community health, covid, policy

By: Pranay Nadella, MPhil, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi, MD


The Problem

While COVID-19 is a novel virus, its devastating impact on public health has shone a spotlight on[...]

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Getting Home Safe: A Letter for My Brothers and Sisters

June 9th, 2020

george floyd, Social Justice, Police

By: Gisele Cesar, MD


Dear Brother & Sister X,

The feeling of grief, fear and frustration felt by our fellow Black and Brown siblings in[...]

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