Building an Effective American Public Health Infrastructure to Combat the Opioid Crisis and Other Substance Use Disorders

Not a day goes by currently without at least some mention of the current opioid crisis and seemingly never ending increases in heartbreaking overdose deaths. Although this tragedy has taken center stage receiving a fairly constant media spotlight, the opioid specific focus is occurring in the context of a broader enduring and endemic problem related to alcohol and other drug use disorders.

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Moving Forward from the Flint Water Crisis: An Interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician and director of the Hurley Medical Center's Pediatric Residency Program, discusses the Flint water crisis and the work that remains to be done.

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The Importance of Caring in Caregiving: An Interview with Sandeep Jauhar

Sandeep Jauhar, cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, discusses the challenges faced by caregivers and the importance of putting people first in the process of providing care. 

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Organ Trafficking: An Interview with Dr. Francis L. Delmonico

Dr. Francis L. Delmonico, past president of the United Network Organ Sharing (UNOS), Professor of Surgery in Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and current Advisor to the World Health Organization in Organ Donation and Transplantation discusses the ethics of organ trafficking and transplant. 

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De-escalating Health Care by Expanding the Right Access

The solution is not to limit access indiscriminately, but to improve access to appropriate care—to “right-size” health care. Insurers, physicians, and policymakers each have a role to play in helping patients access the right environments, the right personnel, and the right services. 

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