Investigation into State-level Changes in Use of Long-acting Reversible Contraception Shows Differences Persist

The growing use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the federal Title X family planning programs suggests more low-income women who want to avoid pregnancy are able to access one of the most effective forms of contraception. However, increases in LARC use by Title X family planning clients aren’t distributed evenly across states, a team from East Tennessee State University found.

Women with Greater Heart-Disease Risk Less Likely to Get Recommended Preventive Care, Finds Study of Commercial Health Plan Members

After studies drew attention to gender disparities in cardiovascular care, many health insurers and provider groups adopted population health management tools, which identify at-risk plan members and direct additional attention or resources toward their care. In a new study, researchers used data from a large commercial health plan to investigate whether gender disparities persist – and they found that women with diabetes and coronary artery disease are less likely to have appropriate cholesterol control than their male peers are.

Major Growth in Use of Community Health Centers Throughout the U.S.

The number of patients using community health centers grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH).

Blog: The Social Mission of Medical Education – A Reflection

This is a slightly edited version of the commencement address that Fitzhugh Mullan gave at the Yale School of Medicine on May 21, 2018.

Issue Briefs Offer Snapshot into Use of Health Information Technology Use by Hospitals, Health Systems

Issue briefs published by the American Hospital Association (AHA) present a snapshot of current hospital and health system use of health information technology with policy context and considerations.