It Takes A Village – Caring for Older Adults who Suffer from Asthma

JSI intern Rachael Meyer describes her experiences engaging in the Reducing Older Adult Asthma Disparities study, made poignant due to her own family’s experience supporting her grandfather.

Breaking the Silence from the (Unintended) Consequence of Political Correctness

At Business Innovation Factory (BIF), one of their core beliefs is that a good story can change the world. By sharing their insights and perspectives, we can connect, inspire, and transform to enable purposeful networks. JSI Senior Consultant and BIF guest contributor Ann Keehn shares her thoughts and emergent takeaway from BIF2018.

Words Matter: The Language of Behavioral Health

Words DO matter. As behavioral health and substance use continue to increase and go unsupported in many populations, it’s more important than ever to think about the words that are used and the stigma they can carry.

Highlighting the Health of Palestine Refugees in Jordan

More and more evidence is being produced to show that the lived experience of Palestine refugees is not monolithic, but rather quite varied based on when they became refugees, and where they landed as refugees. More evidence is still needed, no one would argue otherwise, but isn’t it also time for more action as well? We need to translate new and existing evidence to strategically hold governments and the global community accountable for ensuring equitable evidence-based policy and practices for all Palestine refugees.

Managing Health-related Social Needs: The Prevention Imperative in an Accountable Health System

Improving health and reducing the cost of health care will remain central to the future of healthcare delivery in the U.S. In order to get there, healthcare and human services systems should prioritize early identification and mitigation of health-related social needs, carried out by a workforce that is equipped to do so successfully.

Domestic Violence: More than a Political Issue

The recent election sparked a national conversation about violence against women that had been ignored for too long. In the wake of the outcome, efforts to protect women’s health and prevent violence are critical. In the health field, we can capitalize on the increased public attention and opportunity in the healthcare landscape to address domestic violence as a critical public health issue.

Why not a Health Literacy Approach to the Presidential Debates?

I began to wonder if the Ask Me 3™ framework could have been used to guide the presidential debates. Would we have better information to guide our selection if the moderator prefaced each topic area with the Ask Me 3™ questions?