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Dr. Boufford Participates in 2013 World Health Summit

NYAM President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD participated in this year’s World Health Summit in Berlin on October 20-22, 2013. Dr. Boufford chaired a symposium on "Research Capacity Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" (view video) and led a workshop organized by the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP), of which she is the immediate past co-chair, on “Transforming Health Professions Education: Responses to the Lancet Commission.”

The fifth World Health Summit brought more than 1,000 participants from more than 80 countries to Berlin, collectively working on solutions for the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems worldwide.

View a wrap-up, photos, and video from the Summit.

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Posted on November 25, 2013

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NYAM Report - Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters in Daily Life

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.

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NYAM Report - Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: The Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit

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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