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The Maternal Wellbeing City Dashboard: A Catalyst For Actionability Through Narrative and Data

By Yara Altaher, MPH No American politician would ever come out against motherhood. Allocating money for moms, however, can be another matter. Often advocates and leaders lack the information needed to make a case for centering people giving birth in local planning, policymaking, or programming — even though maternal health is a bellwether for societal… Continue reading The Maternal Wellbeing City Dashboard: A Catalyst For Actionability Through Narrative and Data

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?

Sharing Lessons Learned to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines to the World

Published May 28, 2021 (Updated: September 9, 2021) In March 2021, Ariadne Labs launched the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative to facilitate a rapid information exchange to broaden the impact of and safely deliver more COVID-19 vaccinations globally. Fifty members representing more than 12 mass vaccination sites from across the country began meeting regularly, sharing information, and… Continue reading Sharing Lessons Learned to Bring COVID-19 Vaccines to the World

What We Talk about When We Talk about the Vaccine: Ariadne Labs Toolkit Aims to Help Health Care Teams Reach Those With Concerns about the COVID-19 Vaccines

By Margaret Ben-Or, MPH, and Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP Even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eases COVID-19 restrictions, we still have work to do to bring the pandemic under control. Troubling statistics about the reluctance to get vaccinated among certain U.S. population groups could threaten to derail progress and prolong… Continue reading What We Talk about When We Talk about the Vaccine: Ariadne Labs Toolkit Aims to Help Health Care Teams Reach Those With Concerns about the COVID-19 Vaccines

The hard truth about coronavirus for people living with a serious illness

By Erik K. Fromme, MD “I have to confess my first reaction was one of shock,” said my patient Amy, who has a rare, debilitating blood cancer that also affects her nervous system, “It took me by surprise to be honest.” I had just shared information with her about how COVID-19 could affect people who,… Continue reading The hard truth about coronavirus for people living with a serious illness

COVID-19 and Primary Health Care: How can India leverage a current crisis to build a stronger future?

By Eesha Desai, BS, MSc; Hannah Ratcliffe, MSc; Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH; Dan Schwarz, MD, MPH The precipitous spike in India’s COVID-19 infections is an unfolding humanitarian crisis and a wake-up call about the country’s urgent need for a stronger primary health care (PHC) system. The situation in India is dire. According to the BBC,… Continue reading COVID-19 and Primary Health Care: How can India leverage a current crisis to build a stronger future?

Addressing disparities in surgical care during COVID-19: Zara Cooper discusses the Equity Dashboard at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

By James C. Etheridge, MD, and Christy E. Cauley, MD, MPH The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen existing disparities in the delivery of surgical care. Millions of elective operations have been postponed or cancelled as resources are taxed and safety concerns mount.¹ This unprecedented backlog of operations has forced surgeons, hospitals, and healthcare systems to… Continue reading Addressing disparities in surgical care during COVID-19: Zara Cooper discusses the Equity Dashboard at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fostering Livable Communities for Birthing People: Harnessing Data to Advance Maternal Health and Wellbeing

By Leigh Graham, PhD, MBA The U.S. is the only high-income country in the world where maternal mortality and morbidity is on the rise. Racial inequities in mortality and morbidity — particularly for African American and Native American and Alaska Native women — are pronounced and enduring. Advocates, researchers, and the media, have helped bring… Continue reading Fostering Livable Communities for Birthing People: Harnessing Data to Advance Maternal Health and Wellbeing

We the People — Must Vaccinate with Speed and Equity: Reflections from a Vaccinator

By Rebecca Weintraub, MD Today, we mark a new chapter in how the United States Federal government will respond to COVID-19. Over the past month, I have served as a vaccinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. This hospital holds great meaning: it’s where I work, trained, delivered my children, and have been a… Continue reading We the People — Must Vaccinate with Speed and Equity: Reflections from a Vaccinator

A Place to Land: Building a Global Implementation Learning Network

By Sue Gullo, RN, MS Ariadne Labs’ vision is for health systems to deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time. This means next door in Boston, Massachusetts, in cities and towns across the US, or globally to the far reaches of the world. At Ariadne Labs, we rigorously develop simple, scalable… Continue reading A Place to Land: Building a Global Implementation Learning Network