Susan G. Komen for the Cure, famous for its Race for the Cure, has come under fire this week, leading the School of Public Health to reconsider inviting its founder to speak at Commencement.
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Public Health reconsiders speaker

February 6, 2012 • 6
The Yale School of Public Health is thinking twice about who should speak at this year’s Commencement. Due to recent controversy surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s announcement last Wednesday that it would no longer provide funding for Planned Parenthood — a decision it has since reversed — the School of Public Health is reconsidering »
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City

Local hospitals report high adverse event counts

February 1, 2012 • 2
New Haven’s hospitals fared poorly on the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s (DPH) latest Adverse Event Report, which lists the number of “adverse events” reported by the state’s hospitals. The report, released in October 2011, identified St. Raphael’s Hospital as having the second-highest count of malpractice errors that qualify as adverse events, while Yale-New Haven »
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Med School rug exhibition helps children

January 31, 2012 • 0
Afghan rug sellers arrived at the School of Medicine this week for a two-day exhibition to promote cultural exchange and children’s healthcare. On Monday and Tuesday mornings, the Zamani House of Heritage — a Virginia-based Afghan crafts business — exhibited and sold Afghan handmade rugs, textiles, jewelry and handcrafts at the Harkness Lounge in the »
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Nursing School website wins national grant

January 30, 2012 • 0
With a new grant in their hands, researchers at the Yale School of Nursing are researching the possibility of making a social networking site for teens with Type 1 diabetes. The team was awarded $750,000 from the American Diabetes Association to continue trials on their online program to help teenagers with Type 1 diabetes cope »
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Yale to implement new medical records software

January 25, 2012 • 0
Starting next year, the different divisions of the Yale Medical Group will begin sharing their patient records with each other in an attempt to reduce error and increase efficiency. EPIC, an integrated medical records software created by Epic Systems Corporation, will connect patient records from the School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale Health, »
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MOMS win federal grant

January 24, 2012 • 0
Thanks to a federal grant, New Haven mothers will soon have access to more mental health services. Last Friday, the Mental Health Outreach for Mothers Partnership, known as MOMS, received a five-year, $2.5 million federal grant to begin offering programs to support New Haven mothers’ mental health needs, according to a Jan. 20 press release. »
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Medical school seeks boost in study participation

January 23, 2012 • 1
The Yale School of Medicine is launching a campaign today to attract more clinical research volunteers. The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), created in January 2006 specifically for the purpose of supporting research and training across Yale’s medical campus, is formally beginning a “community-based research and engagement program” to increase the number of volunteers »
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Yale “joins forces” in veteran care

January 20, 2012 • 0
The Yale School of Medicine is joining over 100 medical schools nationwide in training their students in veteran health care. The initiative that spurred this commitment, called Joining Forces, is a program started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, to mobilize the nation’s medical schools in support of »
Yale Health earned a perfect score in a recent non-profit study for its services as a patient-centered medical service. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) — a private nonprofit that evaluates health organizations against standards of quality — awarded Yale Health the highest possible marks in the category of “patient-centered medical home.”
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Yale Health awarded top marks

January 19, 2012 • 0
Yale Health earned a perfect score in a recent nonprofit study for its services as a patient-centered medical service. The National Committee for Quality Assurance — a private nonprofit that evaluates health organizations against standards of quality — awarded Yale Health the highest possible marks in the category of “patient-centered medical home,” or PCMH. It »
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Diabetes causes higher dropout rates and lower wages, study finds

January 17, 2012 • 1
After almost 15 years of research, Yale scientists found that diabetes causes substantive nonmedical consequences. In a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Health Affairs, researchers from the School of Public Health found that people suffering from diabetes face significant nonmedical consequences, including higher high school dropout rates and lower employment rates. »
City

Connecticut moves to state-run Medicaid

January 11, 2012 • 0
Starting this year, Connecticut will no longer rely on private insurance companies to manage its low-income health care programs. On Jan. 1, Connecticut assumed direct financial responsibility for its Medicaid, HUSKY and Charter Oak health care programs, which offer medical services to eligible low-income residents. This move represents a change from the state’s former policy »
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CARE offers smokers $500 to quit

January 9, 2012 • 1
New Haven citizens who pledge not to smoke for a month may receive $500 from a new citywide campaign. The Yale School of Public Health’s Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) is organizing this year’s Quit and Win campaign ­— an anti-smoking program in which selected participants are awarded a prize for successfully quitting »