Proposed legislation to increase investment in primary care and decrease health inequities The Massachusetts House and Senate have referred a new bill on primary care to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. This bill, Senate No. 750, is sponsored by Senator Cindy F. Friedman and has three goals: 1) double primary care investment, 2) […]
The Tufts Center for Health Systems and Policy took part in National Public Health Week “to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.” Each day had a theme. Read on for highlights! Monday, Day 1 Racism: A Public Health Crisis We at the Tufts Center […]
Vulnerable Patients During COVID-19: How Can Community Paramedicine Programs Keep People Safe at Home?
Note, while this narrative is based on a real patient, names have been changed to protect privacy. “Is it safe?” she asks, “We see the news, my mother is old and frail, what if she catches COVID?” I observe Maria, who smiles despite the obvious discomfort on her face. Maria’s skin is paper thin, marred […]