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U.S. Health Care Is Moving Upstream

Garcia A, Pomykala A, Siegel S.  “US Health Care is Moving Upstream.” Health Progress (Jan-Feb 2013): 1-13


Community-based prevention, particularly interventions that look upstream to stop the root causes of disease, can reduce the burden of preventable illnesses both on the population and the health care system overall. And now, thanks to changes laid out in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have more support in making investments in prevention through their community benefit programs.

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At a time when clinics and hospitals are struggling to care for high-need, high-cost patients who require social support and medical care, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine highlights solutions pioneered by harm reduction programs.

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