Women of Impact Blog

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Want healthier communities? Address social factors

To tackle the social determinants of health, Healthy People 2020 charges us with working collaboratively across sectors to address the unique needs of our communities. Public health agencies and community-based organizations have powerful partners in health plans and providers to achieve success. Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the nonprofit Al...

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Making the Voices of Female Trainees Heard

From the American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine Recently, we were surprised to uncover an unrecognized gender disparity in our own presumably forward-thinking residency program. Women account for 47% of our internal medicine residency class (similar to the national average) and more than 50% of program leadership. Our graduates...

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Opinion: Community Partnerships Are at the Heart of Our Nation’s Opioid Response

This post originally appeared on The Morning Consult and is an opinion piece by Woman of Impact member, Ceci Connolly, P resident and CEO of the nonprofit Alliance of Community Health Plans, a national consortium of 22 nonprofit health organizations.------------------ While Congress considers dozens of bills to bring much-needed resources to our na...

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25th Princeton Conference Shows How Employers are Getting Active, Demanding Healthcare Value

Women of Impact  Dr. Karen Feinstein and Dr. Vivian Lee recently shared a stage at the Princeton Conference. The Princeton Conference annually convenes leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss and debate pressing healthcare issues during an invitation-only event. Through interactive panels and presentation...

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Congrats to Woman of Impact, Dr. Bernadette Melnyk! AACN Honors Ohio State’s Melnyk for Her Work Advocating for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

 The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) honors Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, with a 2018 AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. This AACN Visionary Leadership Award recognizes significant contributions that influence high-acuity and critical care nursing and relate to the association's mission, vision...

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American College of Physicians Outlines Steps to Achieve Gender Equity

Despite some gains, gender inequity still exists in the physician workforce, a new position paper by the American College of Physicians (ACP) finds, and is urging all organizations to work toward the elimination of compensation inequity and help eliminate obstacles to female advancement. The position paper, Achieving Gender Equity in Physician Comp...

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