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Archive: October, 2012

Temple's big ambition: Setting a standard for community health workers

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00 AM
Maybe, if the practice of medicine goes the way Temple University's associate vice dean of health care services Paula L. Stillman thinks it will, community health workers will move from the margins to an integral part of patient care. And if that happens, what is basically an ad hoc profession will... Read more

Who gets the savings with community health workers?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 7:56 AM
So, who gets the savings? Let's assume that community health workers are successful, as Michael "Chris" Gibbons says they were in Baltimore, in reducing the number of babies who end up in the neonatal intensive care unit. All good, right? Maybe. All good for everyone except doctors who specialize... Read more

Flavor of the month funding for community health workers

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:18 AM
Michael "Chris" Gibbons doesn't doubt for a moment that the kind of community health workers being trained at Temple University Hospital can make a difference in health outcomes. But paying for them is a whole 'nuther story, as I reported in my story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "These programs suffer... Read more

Protecting the heart: Community health worker burnout

Monday, October 1, 2012, 6:59 AM
Imagine what would happen if you were the last health professional who saw an abused woman alive before her boyfriend beat her to death. In the scenario I described yesterday, imagine that you had said nothing. Imagine that you had said something. Imagine that something had gone terribly wrong. Can... Read more
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