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@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @BonumCe @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma 3/ Social determinants of health #SDOH
👉Conditions in places where people live, learn, work, & play shaped by 💰wealth, power, & resources that affect a wide range of health risks/outcomes
📌SDOH can lead to unfair & avoidable differences in health status w/in pops #disparities Image
@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @BonumCe @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma 4/ #SDOH impact health outcomes
📌Unemployed >6yrs👉2x⬆️mortality
📌Chicago area👉16yrs⬇️ life expectancy
📌Social isolation👉2x⬆️ risk of CAD
📌Unsafe childhood👉5x⬆️risk mental health disorder
📌Dual M/M ins👉24%-67% ⬆️readmission
📌Language services👉60% ⬆️risk ED utilization Image
@MondayNightIBD @DCharabaty @BonumCe @pfizer @JanssenUS @TakedaPharma 5/ How do #SDOH impact pts w/ #IBD?

📌 Low socioeconomic status (SES) in pts w/ IBD 👉
⬆️ICU admissions
⬆️hospitalizations 🏥
⬆️mortality risk
⬆️use of steroids >2,000mg/yr
⬆️outpatient visits
⬆️narcotic/psych med use

#MondayNightIBD
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From April this year, here is the @AusHealthcare calling for a broader focus for the #NationalPreventiveHealthStrategy croakey.org/a-broader-focu… Highlighting the importance of #ClimateAction, #HealthLiteracy, #OralHealth
Also from April this year, Prof Andrew Wilson: Ten lessons the prevention community can take from Australia’s COVID-19 response croakey.org/ten-lessons-th… #NationalPreventiveHealthStrategy
Back in March, @LRussellWolpe writing in The Health Wrap previewed some of the critical issues re implementation of the #NationalPreventiveHealthStrategy croakey.org/the-health-wra…
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#TodayICried, Day 3 of 7

Grady Wards

Me: "How are you feeling?"
You: "Terrible."
Me: "Terrible?"
You: "Terrible."
Me: "The medicines aren't taking the edge off?"
You: "It helped a little bit, but now I feel sick to my stomach. My bowels are loose, too."

Hmmm.
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Your voice is quiet and defeated. This is different. . . and it scares me.

Me: "We put you back on what you were getting at home and--"
You: "I know that. Soon as you said that yesterday I started. But now all I feel is sick and queasy in the stomach."

*silence*
3/
Me: "I'm sorry. . . what do you mean by 'as soon as I said that?'”
You: "What?"
Me: "The medicines. You said you started as soon as I said something? That part confused me. Just wanted to get clear."

You reach under the bed and pull out a plastic Kroger bag full of pills.
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@ePatientDave @HealthHats @DrDannySands @lizsalmi @tessajlrichards @BMJPatientEd So much truth - IMO this flip to consumerism WITHOUT full participation of both clinical experts and patient community leaders in creating health literacy resources for humans is root cause of much "I did my own research" nonsense now driving medical misinformation online.
@ePatientDave @HealthHats @DrDannySands @lizsalmi @tessajlrichards @BMJPatientEd What I mean by that is "the academy" (in this instance the @AmerMedicalAssn who I give fish-eye to on the regular over their K St lobbying in service of status quo in US healthcare spend, but I digress) has missed eleventy-million-and-five opportunities to ... /2
@ePatientDave @HealthHats @DrDannySands @lizsalmi @tessajlrichards @BMJPatientEd @AmerMedicalAssn Team up with patient community leaders savvy in comms, community organizing, and *science* to build health literacy resources that can be deployed all over ever'where to help humans be prepared to made decisions about their/their families' health. /3
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Powered exclusively by #VOLUNTEER efforts, @iamwillproject locally engages in promoting a #ContinuumOfCare spectrum, while advocating for #CommunityHEALTH.

@iawpfoundation #IAWP Image
Helping to #bridge the gaps between progressive #healthcare providers and those individuals seeking primary #medical services & professional #supportive healthcare #resource referrals, @iamwillproject creates #Testing & #LinkAge to #Care connection opportunities. #Outreach! #IAWP
A spark ignited in the #spring of 1972 & #trails have been ablaze ever since. #IAWP effectively expands consumer #HealthLiteracy by freely disseminating plain language #healthcare information & facilitating #complimentary skill building. #SelfCare #CommunityHEALTH @iawpfoundation
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I am humbled and honoured to have been granted an MBE for services to General Practice in Hyde and Haughton Green, Metropolitan Borough of Tameside. thegazette.co.uk/notice/3703919 Thankyou to my wife, family, partners, staff, patients, @htmcppg colleagues @NHSValuesGroup @WHIS2020 et al
Congratulations to all colleagues from all walks of life who have also been honoured for services delivered thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-acc… Many unsung heroes recognised for a lifetime’s work for services
I will be on @BBCRadioManc at 8:20am tomorrow (Thursday) morning talking about the honour and why it matters. How exciting and thrilling to share an honour with the nation. Please join me so that we can enjoy this together. Thankyou to all our wellwishers
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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Low vaccination rates are a #publichealth crisis, leading to outbreaks of deadly diseases like #measles. My new research in Vaccine/@ElsevierNews provides insight into the characteristics of people who post #antivax content on #Facebook: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vacc…
First, I want to credit my fantastic co-authors: @MTH_Pitt @emfelter @DrToddWo @ChadTRM @PittPubHealth. This research stemmed from thousands of #antivax comments on a video on the @kidspluspgh Facebook page: facebook.com/watch/?v=10159…
We used social network, quantitative, and qualitative analyses to examine 25% of people who left these comments. Our goal was to answer questions about who these people are, the information they post, and how they are connected.
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