Educational Opportunities, Specialty Care Bring Health Equity to Native Americans
Our country’s 5.2 million Native Americans represent around 1.7% of the U.S. population—but only .56% of active physicians and .48% of full-time faculty members at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide.
Finding Strength in Numbers, to Meet Boston’s Health Needs
At Partners HealthCare, we understand that too many members of our community face obstacles to good health—and the key role that community organizations can play in overcoming those obstacles.
Combatting Chronic Disease, Bringing Food Security to Communities
As the holidays approach, tables across the state will overflow with celebratory meals—but far too many will lack healthy, fresh foods, as they do all year. At Partners, we recognize the links between healthy food scarcity and poor health, and we have many initiatives underway to bring better food to our communities’ most challenged neighborhoods.
Camp Harbor View Expands Health Career Horizons for Boston Youth
Being a doctor or nurse trends high on the list of common aspirations for young people thinking about careers. Less common: a wide range of allied health professions—like respiratory therapists and dietitians—that may not typically cross a student’s radar.
Creating a New Cycle of Health for the Homeless
It’s well-known that the inconveniences of treatment and recovery often hinder access to appropriate medical care. Among individuals who are homeless, these challenges make access to care nearly impossible, as the daily search for food, clothing, and shelter takes priority over preventive and acute care.
High-Tech Ride Sharing Service Solves Low-Tech Access Problem
One of the ways in which Partners HealthCare is working to enhance care quality is by addressing the “social determinants” of health—those factors within a person’s environment and lifestyle that impact their ability to access good health. High on the list of barriers within these social determinants: transport to health care providers.