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Accelerating Momentum: How COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity to Improve How We Care for Birthing People

By Avery Plough, MPH; Amber Weiseth, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB; Elizabeth Curtis; Joyce Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN; Monica Christina Esqueda, PhD; Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN; Neel Shah, MD, MPP The rapid and unyielding spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how health care is administered, delivered, and experienced. While this is true across… Continue reading Accelerating Momentum: How COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity to Improve How We Care for Birthing People

Beyond Goal Driven Care: Autonomy, Meaning, and Belonging in Nursing Home Care

By Rachel Broudy In recent years, there has been a movement in health care to focus on goal driven care, where the goals are patient goals and the laudable intent is to provide patient-centered care. However, there is something uncomfortable for me in the focus on goal driven care, goal attainability scales, and achieving what… Continue reading Beyond Goal Driven Care: Autonomy, Meaning, and Belonging in Nursing Home Care

Good News: In The Debate About School Re-opening, There Are A Few Things Schools Don’t Actually Need To Do

By Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH; Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP; Margaret Ben-Or, MPH Many K–12 schools in the United States are closing in on the end of their first term of the 2020–2021 school year, a year unlike anything we have experienced in recent history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools have opened their… Continue reading Good News: In The Debate About School Re-opening, There Are A Few Things Schools Don’t Actually Need To Do

Guiding Principles for the “New Normal” in Health Care

By Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP; Bozwell Bueno; Meghan Long, MHA; and Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH Over the past several months we have had the privilege of supporting health care organizations across the United States as they respond to unprecedented challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. From policy and payment changes at the federal… Continue reading Guiding Principles for the “New Normal” in Health Care

Serving as a First Time Camp Doctor in the Midst of a Pandemic: Lessons in Adaptive Leadership

By Rebecca Weintraub, MD Like many families, we watched summer plans for our two children dissolve as the COVID-19 pandemic raged unchecked and travel restrictions mounted, forcing many camps to go virtual or shut down. As we scrambled to find alternatives, we learned of two camps opening in-person in Maine, a state within driving distance… Continue reading Serving as a First Time Camp Doctor in the Midst of a Pandemic: Lessons in Adaptive Leadership

Adapting Health Systems During Crisis: Applying Research to Practice

By Mary Brindle, MD, MPH A pediatric surgeon’s job is characterized by urgency — whether operating on a neonate born with a life-threatening condition or a teenager badly injured in a motor vehicle collision. We are familiar with rapid decision-making informed by best evidence. These are qualities that proved essential in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading Adapting Health Systems During Crisis: Applying Research to Practice

Vaccine experts speak out on COVID-19 vaccines and how to prepare

By Laura Subramanian, Anthony McDonnell, Robert Van Exan, Julie Rosenberg, Prashant Yadav, and Rebecca Weintraub As the world awaits the results of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, we need to invest now in systems to ensure equitable global vaccine delivery. Sixteen vaccine experts from the vaccine industry, academic and regulatory agencies interviewed by the Center for… Continue reading Vaccine experts speak out on COVID-19 vaccines and how to prepare

A Nursing Home: Lessons from the Greenhouse Model of Care

By Noah Nunnelly *Names and details have been changed to protect privacy. Mary* (not her real name) has been working at a nursing home as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) for many years; she cares deeply for her patients, takes pride in her facility, and does hard work. Sometimes, her shift will last 16 hours.… Continue reading A Nursing Home: Lessons from the Greenhouse Model of Care

Medicaid and Quality of Care: How our Funding Structure Failed Nursing Homes

By Sam Cox COVID-19 has upended all areas of society, but among the populations worst affected are elderly residents of long-term care facilities. Older adults are most vulnerable to serious complications of COVID-19, representing over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States despite making up just 15.6% of the population. Older adults living in… Continue reading Medicaid and Quality of Care: How our Funding Structure Failed Nursing Homes