Launching a Social Health Network

Kaiser Permanente https://about.kaiserpermanente.org is launching “Thrive Local” a comprehensive far reaching social health network. To accomplish the launch, Kaiser Permanente is partnering with “Unite Us” https://www.uniteus.com, a social care coordination platform, to connect healthcare and social services providers. (more…)

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Bill to Help COPD Patients

Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) https://miketompson.house.gov,  TJ Cox (D-CA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), recently introduced the “Better Respiration through Expanded Access to Tele-Health” (BREATHE) Act (H.R 2308). (more…)

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Partnership to Accelerate Studies

Centene Corp https://www.centene.com located in Clayton Missouri, and Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis https://medicine.wustl.edu, have formed a partnership to transform and accelerate research into treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity. (more…)

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health

On May 1, Brookings Institution https://www.brookings.edu gathered leaders in the field to discuss how to braid and blend funds to promote social determinants of health. Braiding coordinates two or more funding streams but each funding stream connects back to the original source so there aren’t any constraints on the funds.  Blending refers to the pooling of two or more funding sources into one funding stream. (more…)

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FCC’s Report on Broadband

FCC’s https://www.fcc.gov “Report on Broadband Deployment in Indian Country “prepared by the agency’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, was just submitted to Senate and House Committees. As the report shows, while deployment to Tribal lands has increased in recent years, additional work remains to increase broadband deployment to certain Tribal areas in order to close the digital divide for all Americans. (more…)

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Military Forecasts Grant Notice

As announced May 1, 2019, the FY19 “The Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Initiative” (FY 19 AIMM Initiative) is anticipated to be posted on grants.gov June 2019 as directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.  (more…)

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Device Used for Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation remains the only known life-saving treatment for end-stage lung disease as many patients die while waiting for suitable lungs to become available for transplant. On average, only 15 percent of lungs obtained from deceased donors are suitable for transplantation. (more…)

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