Pushing Policy? Taking on Goliath? Try this Recipe for Success

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In January, the Institute of Medicine released a study that compared American health care outcomes to other industrialized countries. The realities were shocking. Despite spending far more per capita on health care than any other nation, the data was abundantly clear – life for many Americans has become increasingly brutish and comparatively short.

Johns Hopkins Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health, academics, community leaders, and public officials convened to discuss the intersection of housing, education, social, and health policies on overall health outcomes.

One optimistic takeaway from the symposium is that almost all of our …read more