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Equality vs. equity in healthcare outcomes

Equality vs. equity in healthcare outcomes

By Karen Krigger, MD Healthcare quality is often quantifiably measured by health outcomes. Multiple studies support consensus the USA spends more per person than any comparable nation with the worse healthcare outcomes, including life span. The accounting of this discrepancy among comparable nations can be attributable to unrecognized health inequalities driven by recognized, but unattended,

Norton Healthcare making strides to address health equity

Last summer, Russell Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, outlined five imperatives to address health and racial inequalities. They included: Establishing the Institute for Health Equity, a part of Norton Healthcare Ensuring access to primary care for everyone Committing to mirror our community within the Norton Healthcare leadership team Providing education and advocacy on health

Early intervention and treatment that keeps families together

By Jennifer Hancock At Volunteers of America (VOA), we often call Freedom House, where we help pregnant and parenting women overcome substance use disorder, “a two-generation solution.” An outcome-oriented solution that helps moms beat the disease of substance use disorder, builds stable and safe homes for their children and unites families has never been more

Six companies pitch at Aging Innovation Global Healthcare Summit

The global COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the older adult population the hardest, not only from a risk and mortality perspective, but also in the way it is exacerbating isolation and loneliness due to social distancing.  The Global Innovation Search, co-hosted virtually in September by Aging2.0 and The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), provided an opportunity for innovators

Social isolation and aging

By Anna Faul, PhD Loneliness and isolation under social adults have been a public health crisis even before COVID-19 hit American society in March of 2020. Data from 2019 suggests that one in every three older adults experienced loneliness and/or social isolation before COVID-19. Those most at risk were older adults living alone, those living

Pandemic prompts paradigm shift in healthcare marketing

By Sabrina Hayes When most companies decided to decrease their marketing budget during the global pandemic, the healthcare industry knew now was not the time to slow down their messaging. In fact, from telehealth visits to providing customized physical therapy videos for patients online, providers found that it was now more important than ever for