• Environmental Factor – January 2023: American Indian and Alaska Native safety, health training showcased
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    Environmental Factor – January 2023: American Indian and Alaska Native safety, health training showcased

    The NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) network hosted a webinar highlighting organizations that train American Indian and Alaska Native workers and communities in hazardous materials safety, with funding from the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP). The Dec. 7 webinar was the first of two PEPH webinars featuring WTP grantees and their efforts to deliver safety and health training to tribal communities. Helping underserved and rural tribes Riley discussed WRUC’s efforts and the hazards of disaster cleanup during a 2021 NIEHS Keystone Science Lecture. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Riley) WTP supports nonprofits across the U.S. that deliver training to workers who may face hazards on the job. WTP Director…

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  • Spending bill secures funds for Native American health care
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    Spending bill secures funds for Native American health care

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Access to health care for Native Americans and Alaska Natives will be bolstered with funding included in a massive government spending bill awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature. The U.S. House passed the measure Friday, avoiding a government shutdown and providing more certainty for a federal agency that delivers health care to more than 2.5 million people. A coalition of lawmakers from Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, California and elsewhere fought to include advanced appropriations for the Indian Health Service in the bill, marking a first for the chronically underfunded agency as a way to ensure that services continue in case of potential funding disruptions. With the legislation, IHS…

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  • The industry impact of the American Medical Association’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG)
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    The industry impact of the American Medical Association’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG)

    Digital medicine interventions (e.g., telehealth, digital therapeutics, and artificial intelligence) have opened new channels for health care delivery and created new efficiencies in the health care delivery process1. This contrasts with other innovations such as novel therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices that also enhance the care delivery process. Digital medicine interventions have faced more adoption challenges than those less disruptive to the care delivery process2,3. A critical driver of the adoption of innovations in care delivery is the business model4. The majority of healthcare decisions involve physicians, and accordingly, physician payment models are an essential lever for adoption of digital medicine interventions5. In the U.S., virtually all physician payment is codified…

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  • Life Time Launches Survey to Capture American Mindset on Health
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    Life Time Launches Survey to Capture American Mindset on Health

    With 2023 upon us, health and nutrition have never been more important; Life Time health and wellness programs and services provide customized solutions to healthy, happy lifestyles CHANHASSEN, Minn., Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jan. 1 marks the first in two years where people can focus on their health and wellness without the pandemic front and center. With this in mind, Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, has launched a new online survey to capture people’s views of their health and what motivates them most. Open through December 23, the anonymous,12-question survey covers aspects of physical fitness, mental health, exercise trends and overall well-being. With 2023…

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  • Opinion | Why American health care is so expensive
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    Opinion | Why American health care is so expensive

    David Goldhill’s Dec. 2 op-ed, “In health care, America is the world’s indispensable nation,” was a classic example of using somewhat misleading evidence to tell a story about how innovative our pharmaceutical industry and health-care system are. Yes, it is true that Americans spend far more on pharmaceutical products than people in other highly developed nations. It’s also true that foreign pharmaceutical companies, such as the mentioned Swiss company Novartis, avail themselves of our markets to increase their profits. But Mr. Goldhill didn’t mention that pharmaceutical companies in the United States spend more on sales and marketing (including consumer advertising and direct marketing to physicians and other health providers) than…

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  • Mayor Adams, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announce  Million to Offer Lifestyle Medicine
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    Mayor Adams, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announce $44 Million to Offer Lifestyle Medicine

    December 5, 2022 Visit the video here at https://youtu.be/WpSgdXP_Doo City Health Leaders Embrace Single Largest Training Rollout in Specialty Anywhere in World — Giving Practitioners New Tools to Combat Chronic Disease and Health Disparities Massive Investment in NYC Health Care Workforce Will Have Positive Downstream Impacts on Millions of Patients, Helping Improve New Yorkers’ Lives and Reducing Health Care Spending Initiative is in Addition to Training and Clinical Expansion Underway at NYC Health + Hospitals NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) today announced a new partnership — as a result of a massive $44 million investment by ACLM —…

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  • How one Ohio city is tackling the ‘uniquely American problem’ of medical debt
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    How one Ohio city is tackling the ‘uniquely American problem’ of medical debt

    As lawmakers were being elected and constituents were voting on key ballot measures this month, one Ohio city council passed a measure with the potential to make an enormous financial impact on its community: buying out and relieving the medical debt of its residents. The Toledo City Council voted 7-5 in early November to use $800,000 of funds from the American Rescue Plan to buy out medical debt for qualifying residents.  The Board of County Commissioners for Lucas County, for which Toledo is the county seat, also agreed to match this pledge, raising the funds to $1.6 million. This measure was spearheaded by Toledo City Councilwoman Michele Grim (D), a longtime public health advocate who…

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