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Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
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Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
Improving HF Population Health Management and Collaborative Care
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Improving HF Population Health Management and Collaborative Care

Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA: Let’s talk about access and affordability. It’s great to have wonderful therapies for heart failure, but if the patients aren’t able to fill them or they aren’t staying adherent to these therapies, we aren’t going to see those positive health benefits. How do we discuss the population health-management approaches for heart failure but also identify an opportunity for us to improve care? I want to start this first question to Dr Uppal. We talked earlier about how we’re going to treat a lot of these patients the same, whether they have preserved or reduced ejection fraction [EF]. But how do we start to identify and treat patients with heart failure who are at risk for poor health outcomes between one another? How do we stratify those risks to identify tho...