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Mass Personalization Health Promotion for Better Treatment Adherence and Outcomes

Big data and more precise social science offer a unique opportunity for tailoring health-promotion messages. As digital technologies proliferate, persuasive health communication can be delivered with consideration to individuals’ preferences, personalities, health literacy levels, and medical histories. Mass personalization is already reality as users sign in to patient portals and web sites, often from a smart phone ...more »

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Personal stories: a new (old) way to promote patient-centered care for chronic illness

For over three years, The Story Collider has been finding personal stories that transform the way the public thinks about science and scientists. Now we're hoping to do the same for the way doctors think about their patients. By 2020, 157 million Americans will be affected by chronic illness. As this number grows, it becomes more and more crucial for health care professionals to be able to understand and effectively treat ...more »

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Revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to challenges facing kids

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study is one of the largest investigations into early adversity and later-life health. It revealed that the more categories of ACEs, the higher the risk of chronic illnesses and toxic stress. Yet, the link between early adverse experiences and health, learning and behavior is often overlooked or misunderstood in traditional health care settings, especially in urban areas. The ...more »

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No Needless Pain

Pain of any kind is an insidious problem with implications far beyond physical impact. We don’t think experiencing pain without relief is acceptable, especially for our children. The nature and experience of pain is not universal, nor are the characteristics of each child and family. That’s why varied and comprehensive expertise is paramount. We were one of the first pediatric hospitals to recognize the need for better ...more »

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Reduce childhood trauma & adult health problems by teaching healthy relationship skills to parents

The ACE study shows that risk factors for many chronic diseases cluster in people who experience maltreatment in childhood often due to family instability. Children raised in fragile families all too frequently experience abuse, violence, and trauma. This new approach of teaching at-risk parents the skills necessary to form and sustain long-term, stable romantic relationships to prevent childhood trauma is a primary ...more »

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Educate. Empower. Employ - It's not about insurance; it's about knowledge

We are answering the wrong question with universal access. Having insurance will not long term create healthier populations but only a way to pay for our poor personal choices and community designs. Instead we need to focus on change at the cultural and community root. Train and pay individuals who are under/unemployed to work with people in the local community designing solutions at the micro level that will have ...more »

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FR&SH1st: FAMILY REPRODUCTIVE & SEXUAL HEALTH FIRST "CLUBS"

FR&SH1st is an “infotainment” approach to healthcare delivery, merging our society's hyper-sexualized entertainment and media environment with education, prevention, harm-reduction, and treatment in a clinical setting that's more like a trendy spa than a public clinic, with specially-trained navigators, employing motivational empathy and technology in patient-centered interactions. Marketed in a "reality tv" format, ...more »

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