December 2010 Blog Posts (17)

The blind spot is us

The Pacific Council on International Policy — a big player with former Secretary of State Warren Christopher on its board — released a…

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Added by Cameron Scott on December 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Epic Systems is Best in "KLAS" for electronic medical records for the year

I am not sure if this award refers to the most recent of the EPIC EMR systems. Colleagues who work for Kaiser Permanente are not that happy with their Epic product.  But it seems others are according to KLAS Enterprises-a HIT industry analysis firm.

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Added by Tamar Knox on December 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cuba: Ahead in preparation for impact of climate change

Here in America we hear a good deal about Cuba's post Soviet withdrawal conditions.  The media in the Caribbean has  more even-handed view.  A blog that tracks climate change issue in the region gives Cuba good marks for climate change mitigation planning.…

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Added by Cecil Verley on December 17, 2010 at 12:02am — No Comments

Beautiful, Ugly, or They Hurt

That would be our teeth.  I know I don't think too much about mine.  It seems neither did anyone when all this money for electronic health records (HIT) was being sliced/diced in healthcare reform legislation.  Dentists don't get much respect.  But that may change a bit now as the profession is getting a better at telling us about its important. 

 

In an EHR discussion, this oral health chasm was pointed out to me. It was suggested that I read a series of articles from Slate by…

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Added by Maximillian Phillips on December 16, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

A funny thing happened to health reform on the way to the courthouse?

Attorney Mark Hall explains the 12/13/2010 court ruling that may mean the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate may be unconstitutional.

"In sum, there is consensus that the mandate is inextricably intertwined with the other insurance

by asking courts to strike the entire law rather than just the mandate. Thus, in appealing Judge…

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Added by Beatrice Yearwood on December 15, 2010 at 11:19pm — No Comments

This Is Public Health (TIPH) Winter 2010 Newsletter

Looking Back

What a year this has been! Over…

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Added by Star Tiffany on December 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Protecting Health and the Climate: Developing Integrated Strategies

Last week, in the wrap-up of the international climate change conference in Cancun, two of the rare side event…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 13, 2010 at 7:35am — No Comments

WINNERS: 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. According to the website:

Through the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, EPA recognizes and supports communities that use innovative policies and strategies to strengthen their economies, provide housing and transportation choices, develop in ways that bring benefits to a wide range of residents, and protect the environment.



Smart growth development…

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Added by Marisel Brown on December 10, 2010 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

Unanimous 3-0 California Court of Appeal Mandates Schools to Shape Up :: The City Project Blog

Unanimous 3-0 California Court of Appeal Mandates Schools to Shape Up

Posted: December 8th, 2010



Half of CA School Districts Fail to Meet Minimum Physical Education…

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Added by Carmen Rita Nevarez on December 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Drilling down on the Details: Climate Finance and REDD+

A recent article published in the Washington Post describing the slow pace of progress at the international climate change conference in Cancun (COP16) argues that the conference is unlikely to produce a binding international treaty on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many expected this going into…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 8, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Public Health and Climate Change: Forging a Paradigm Shift



This past Monday, I attended a second side event at the COP16 international…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 7, 2010 at 4:58am — No Comments

A LONG-OVERDUE COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO OBESITY



 

 

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, may become one of the most influencial public health officials since former Surgeon General C. Everett "Chick" Koop. Koop ( a Reagan appointee)got the nation to see AIDS as a health rather than…

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Added by Beatrice Yearwood on December 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Health and Climate Change: Who Are the Real Victims?

This past Friday, the U.S. Expo Center of the international climate change conference (COP16) hosted a side event focused on the human health effects of climate change. Panelists included representatives of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), as well as a…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 4, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Has Progress Stalled in Cancun?

Japan shocked delegates to the COP 16 Conference on Climate Change Tuesday by announcing that it would not agree to an extension of the Kyoto Protocol climate treaty. Adopted in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, the Protocol sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 2, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Congress inches toward enivornmental progress

Nothing will come of the Cancun climate talks, pundits predict, and the Republican-led Congress is poised to do exactly nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And yet two tiny nuggets of news suggest that we might see some environmental progress yet. Senators of both parties wrote a letter to that chamber's leadership supporting environmentalists' demand to stop subsidizing ethanol. And… Continue

Added by Cameron Scott on December 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Climate change, displacement and migration: Adaptation success or failure?

Last night at the COP 16 climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, I attended a briefing on the topic of displacement and migration in the context of climate change. Representatives from a range of United Nations departments highlighted…

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Added by Climate Change Global Health on December 1, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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