SpeakHealth Highlights

8/27/2020—In this week's "Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey," nearly 63 percent of practices note stress increases over the past four weeks and report a rise in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 illnesses. Of the physicians surveyed, 45 percent report staff and colleagues require increased psychological support to get through their day to day, and 53 percent of clinicians and staff members have been out due to illness or self-quarantine. For more information on this survey or past results, click here

8/11/2020—Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field publishes its second quarterly newsletter, which includes an update from its satellite groups around the world. To read more, click here.

8/4/2020— Institute Scholar, Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, co-authors new paper in The Milbank Quarterly, looking at policies, politics, and life expectancy in the USA.

7/15/2020— Institute Fellow, Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS, co-authors paper comparing the health and social care between countries.

7/14/2020— The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians announced Institute Fellow Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH, as the 2020 Family Physician of the Year.

7/7/2020—Visiting Visionary Rebecca Etz, PhD, featured in a new article discussing how primary care practices are still furloughing and laying off staff to improve financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey of clinicians.

6/28/2020—Scholar Judy Rollins, PhD, RN, co-authors paper in the Journal of Child and Family Studies detailing project for empathetic art.

6/10/2020—Institute Visiting Visionary, Rebecca Etz, PhD, co-authors a reflection paper What 1966 Can Teach Us About the Future of Primary Care: The Case for Communities of Solution. The reflection takes a detailed look at the 1966 report by the National Commission on Community Health Services titled Health Is a Community Affair.  For more information or to read the full report, click here.



Reflections From Our Founder

Some people are talking about re-imagining healthcare and others are focusing on the way that the virus has been shining a bright light on the gross inequities in our country. I don’t think that re-imagining is enough. I don’t even think that healthcare is the subject. And I don’t think that the conversation starts with trying to answer the question, “How do we fix a broken system?” It is time for a paradigm shift. For radical change. Read More


What is the State of Primary Care During COVID-19?

The Institute’s Visiting Visionary, Dr. Rebecca Etz, of the Larry A. Green Center, is conducting a weekly nationwide clinician survey to better understand the response and capacity of US primary care practices to COVID-19.



Strategies for Healthy Living

In these challenging times of a global pandemic, many of us are concerned about our health and what we can do to help maintain or improve our overall health and resilience. As part of our mission to empower individuals and promote health, our Institute team offers suggestions for tools and strategies that can be incorporated into everyday living. Learn More

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The Institute's commitment to helping people live healthier lives begins with bold thinking from some of the best and the brightest minds in integrative health and continues into action. Now more than ever, it is also important to highlight bright spots from around the world that showcase our collective resilience and ability to think of creative solutions. Learn More


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