Community

The Key to SDOH: Health literacy

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As a country, we must do a better job supporting people and communities throughout their health journey because communities with greater access to information and increased levels of health literacy will ensure better health outcomes.

ViewPoints Interview: Marc Meachem Shares Insight on the ViiV’s 2021 Commitment to the Community

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In an interview with PharmaShots, Marc Meachem, Head of US External Affairs at ViiV Healthcare shared his views on the company’s approach towards the community. He also shed light on the grants and funding received for the betterment of HIV patients. Shots: ViiV Healthcare is… Read More »ViewPoints Interview: Marc Meachem Shares Insight on the ViiV’s 2021 Commitment to the Community

How to build a diverse innovation team (and why it’s critical)

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Why start with innovation? Because it’s where the products, tools, solutions, and ideas that will change the status quo are born. Without diversity of thought, experience, and perspective, the end result of innovation only serves those already at the table.

Antibody testing can improve efficiency in limited vaccine supply

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Given our current limited supply, the threat of variant spread, and availability of higher quality antibody test kits, policymakers ought to update their vaccine guidance for those who had Covid and incorporate recent research findings on immunity and vaccine efficacy.

Addressing the Covid-19 and Opioid “Twindemic”

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The past year has taught everyone the value of a more compassionate and non-punitive approach toward just about everything. Now, it’s time for leaders to take that approach and apply it, with supportive data and knowledge, to mitigating opioid addiction in their communities.

One-size-fits-all addiction treatment must be replaced

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While addiction treatment has traditionally focused on the removal of substance use ‘symptoms’ by collecting urine samples and screening for substance use, the complexity of the biopsychosocial framework requires commensurate measurement tooling.

With Covid vaccines, are we out of the woods? Not quite

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Covid vaccines are the talk of the town but in the meantime, there remains a great need for Covid-19 management solutions – including effective screening, efficient testing, improving treatments, battling vaccine misinformation, continued mask-wearing and social distancing – to protect the public.

Member of COVID R&D Alliance Report the First Patient Enrollment in COMMUNITY Study

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Shots: Amgen, UCB, and Takeda reported that the first patient has been enrolled in the COMMUNITY trial. The study will test whether Amgen’s Otezla, Takeda’s lanadelumab, and UCB’s zilucoplan can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients by moderating the immune system’s response to… Read More »Member of COVID R&D Alliance Report the First Patient Enrollment in COMMUNITY Study

A “bald-faced lie” on LinkedIn followed by revisionist history of CMMI at HLTH panel

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HLTH aimed to reflect on the success of the decade-old Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) by a panel discussion with its directors. Except the first director was never included while his successor tried claiming the mantle of the “inaugural director” riling former colleagues… Read More »A “bald-faced lie” on LinkedIn followed by revisionist history of CMMI at HLTH panel

Can Community Be a Medicine?

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By ARAS TOKER Analysis on peer accountability focused community building efforts in making lifestyle changes through digital therapeutic programs Before we jump ahead to the medicine piece, what the heck does a community even mean? In the past, communities were more likely associated with a group of… Read More »Can Community Be a Medicine?