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Can I get an “I’m sorry” with a side of accountability?

Health care’s long-overdue transition to using communication and resolution programs when addressing harm By Molly Craig and Evan Benjamin, MD, MS Apologizing is hard, but doing it well is even harder. From the outset, we are predisposed to find reasons to delay or avoid saying we are sorry. Apologies can feel risky and uncomfortable! Our… Continue reading Can I get an “I’m sorry” with a side of accountability?

Advisory Board: 80 million American adults are still unvaccinated—here’s why, and how to reach them.

Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Director of Vaccine Delivery, recommended that primary care physicians treat vaccination like a “family event.” when vaccines become available to younger children.

SYSTEMS UNDER STRESS

Support to systems responding to stress.

National Press Foundation: Two New Tools for Reporting on Vaccine Access and Information Needs

The National Press Foundation featured the Vaccine Equity Planner, launched by Ariadne Labs, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Google as a tool for reporters. “Geographic access still matters,” said Rebecca Weintraub MD, Director of Vaccine Delivery at Ariadne Labs.

Forbes: How Well Does The Pfizer Vaccine Protect Against The Delta Variant? Here’s What We Know

Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Director of Vaccine Delivery at Ariadne Labs, commented on possible discrepancies in study data about the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness against the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Deseret News: COVID-19 vaccine deserts: What are they and why are they so dangerous?

The Deseret News reported on the Vaccine Equity Planner, noting that with the delta variant spreading, vaccine deserts are becoming increasingly worrisome.

MedPage Today: Patients Want COVID Shot From Their Primary Care Docs

Dr. Rebecca Weintraub on vaccine deserts and vaccination as a “family event.”