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May 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

Articles, commentary, research, and more from the past week

Laws fight caregiver discrimination
This week, New York joined Washington DC, Philadelphia and San Francisco in passing laws to protect caregivers from discrimination. Under New York’s law, “an employee who is caring for a family member at home or elsewhere, or who is caring for anyone in his or her home, will have legal recourse if they are refused employment, terminated, demoted or otherwise treated negatively by an employer because they are a caregiver.”

HHS announces $260 million for community health centers
The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced more than $260 million in funding to help community health centers across the country. In all, 290 health centers will receive financial assistance “primarily for facility renovation, expansion, or construction,” which will “increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations.” The funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center Fund.

Putting patients at the center of care
A post on the Community Catalyst blog argues for redesigning healthcare systems to emphasize consumer engagement. The writer chronicles her experience helping her mother navigate the “acute care side of our health system” following surgery. From this experience, she concludes that, as health systems transform, administrators, providers, and patients must “re-think how health care institutions organize themselves” and put patients at the center.


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