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IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Last week when yet another patient at the clinic declined to have a flu shot, I asked her, “If there were a vaccine for Ebola, would you want me to give it to you?” “Oh yes,” she said, “I’d take that one for sure.” I tried to explain to her that the flu presents a […]
Approximately $283 million from the Affordable Care Act in 2014 went to increase primary care services in rural areas like Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps will help increase primary care in areas that need it, said Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.
The words “sex talk” can strike fear in the hearts of the most veteran parents. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Melanie Tucker offers a few tips on how to have those conversations.
“Academic medical centers have a critical role, even a duty, I would argue, to contribute to improved population health. At The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, we accept and pursue that mission through a four-dimensional strategy …”
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