To Reduce Voting Inequities, Meet Patients In the Emergency Department
We typically don’t associate emergent health care with the ballot box—but what if leveraging the captive audience of patients waiting in the Emergency Department could improve voter registration rates among underrepresented populations?
An Olympic-Level Boost for Adaptive Sports at Spaulding
As we mark the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on ADA Awareness Day, another milestone promises to further empower individuals with disabilities: In June, the United States Olympic Committee formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
On Cape Cod, Adaptive Sports Program Equalizes Time on the Water
For visitors to Cape Cod, the summer is chock full of opportunities to enjoy water recreation. But for those with disabilities, those opportunities are more limited. To expand and equalize possibilities for summer fun, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network teamed up to offer adaptive kayaking at Nickerson State Park.
New Emphasis on Identity a Point of Pride at Partners
As the Partners HealthCare community celebrates Pride Month with a range of initiatives — including the first ever systemwide Partners HealthCare team at the Boston Pride Parade (pictured here) — a new emphasis on identity is helping to shed more light on aspects, strengths, and assets of human differences among Partners employees.
Setting a Harmful Precedent: Proposed Rollback of Transgender Protections
At Partners HealthCare, we’re committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work by increasing access to care and erasing health care disparities. Therefore, recent Trump administration efforts to rollback protections for transgender patients, enacted during the Obama administration, run counter to our mission.
Making Health Care Better with Partnership and Progress: 2018 in Review
This year we covered a wide range of stories with impact on health care and medicine at the local, national, and international levels. From the human and economic toll of the ongoing opioid crisis to efforts to make health care better for people with complex medical conditions and social factors, our goal was to capture a snapshot of the system.