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Sexuality in the Context of Disease and Aging

When a partner dies, grieving the loss of sex.
The New York Times, March 6, 2017
In a study of a representative national sample of 3,005 older American adults, Dr. Stacy Tessler Lindau and co-authors found that 73 percent of those ages 57 to 64, 53 percent of those 65 to 74 and 26 percent of those 75 to 85 were still sexually active.

Here’s why sex is good for you as you age, especially if you’re a man.
The Washington Post, February 8, 2016
Dr. Lindau’s quote: “However, there is ample evidence to suggest that loving, kind and supportive relationships are very important for both a satisfying sex life and for mental well-being throughout the life course...Whatever patients and societies can do to promote kindness and love is likely to benefit mental wellness as we age.”

I Asked My Doctor About Low Libido During Breast-Cancer Treatment.

Women’s eNews, Blog post by Dr. Kelly Michelson, a PRISM patient, January 5, 2016
Dr. Lindau appeared on Al Jazeera, on August 19, 2015 and Chicago Tonight (WTTW) on August 25, 2015, speaking on the controversy around Addyi, the "little pink pill" recently approved by the FDA for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women. 
See the Al Jazeera video
See the Chicago Tonight video

Population Health and Poverty

Accountable Health Communities—Addressing Social Needs through Medicare and Medicaid. Perspective by Dawn E. Alley, PhD, Chisara N. Asomugha, MD, Patrick H. Conway, MD, and Darshak M. Sanghavi, MD. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016.

Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform.
Snyder JE. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2016.

The Role of Hospitals in Improving Non-Medical Determinants of Community Population Health.
Report by Chen MA, Unruh MA, Pesko MF, Jung H, Miranda Y, Cea M, Garcel JM, Casalino LP. New York State Health Foundation. 2016.

National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build A Culture of Health Overview and Highlights.
July 2016.

Facilitators and Barriers to Care coordination in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs)
from Coordinators' Perspectives by Friedman, A, et al. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2016.

Community Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Community While Caring for Patients.
Hughes, LS, Phillips Jr., RP, DeVoe, JE, Bazemore, AW. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May-June 2016.

A New Conceptual Framework for Academic Health Centers.
William B. Borden, MD, Alvin I. Mushlin,MD, SCM, et al. Academic Medicine. 2015.

Now is a Great Time for Achieving Health Equity – An Optimist’s Viewpoint.
Health Affairs blog post by Dr. Ivor Horn. September 2015.

An Integrated Framework for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Chronic Disease.
Dietz, WH, Solomon LS, Pronk N., Ziegenhorn SK, Standish M., Lonjohn MM et al. Health Affairs.  September 2015.

The Social Service Factor in the Health Care Value Equation
. Blog post by Athena Mandros for Open Minds. May 2015.

Considering Social Determinants of Health when Caring for Underserved Communities.
Blog post by Laura Joszt for American Journal of Managed Care. February 2015.

Clinical–Community Linkages: A Step towards Better Health.

HealthIT Buzz, Blog post by Anand Parekh, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (science and medicine) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services. November 2014.

Clinic–Community Linkages for High-Value Care
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Perspective by Thomas D. Sequist, MD, MPH, and Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014.

See the Health & Human Services blog post on CommunityRx, a program developed and implemented through the South Side Health and Vitality Studies.