New Feature: What we’re reading at REACH
In our work, we come across a number of news items and reports related to the REACH Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic goals. “What we’re reading at REACH” is a collection of links to noteworthy articles that have caught our attention.
The Kansas Health Institute has published an Annual Insurance Update 2011 that provides an overview of insurance status of Kansans.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the 2012 county health rankings for all states, including summary reports for Kansas and Missouri.
An audio report on Kansas Public Radio on a proposed registered dental practitioner model focuses on the dental workforce shortage in Kansas [written version here]. “Dental deserts” are also receiving national attention in an op-ed by a Louis Sullivan, M.D., a former secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.
Medical students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have opened a clinic inside Wyandotte High School called the BullDoc Health Center. It is modeled after the JayDoc Free Clinic, a program that has received REACH Foundation grant support. The Kansas City Star also featured this new health center.
An older but relevant article from Health Affairs on the management skills new primary care doctors will likely need.