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Dr. Boufford recommends Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
As president of the New York Academy of Medicine, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford's professional life revolves around health care. So it's no surprise that when she's not helping the organization address urban health challenges, she's reading about the field, too.
She's currently toting around The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, a book that explores cancer throughout history. “As a physician, it's interesting reading something so exposing,” she said. She's hoping to get a few pages in during her trip to Brazil for a conference.
Dr. Boufford is no stranger to the written word. She helped edit Urban Health: Global Perspectives, a textbook published in 2010, and the New York Academy of Medicine is home to one of the country's largest medical libraries.
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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.
The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to release a report of highlights and proposed next steps following Population Health Summit II: Bridging Health Care and Population Health – Payment and Financing Models, a one-day meeting convened on October 28, 2014 by the New York State Health Foundation in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine, Department of Population Health.
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A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.
NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.
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