More: Social Determinants of Health

How Primary Care Can Fight Vaccine Resistance

Studies show that primary care physicians may be key in reducing vaccine resistance. By enhancing the patient-provider relationship and facilitating open communication, physicians may be able to make a major impact in their communities.

How Pediatric Team-Based Care Can Improve Mental Health

In October 2021, several leading pediatrics organizations declared the rate of mental health conditions in children and adolescents a national emergency. Studies show that collaborative care models in the pediatric setting may provide better care and improve outcomes.

The Racial Disparities of Heart Health

American Heart Month is the time of year where patients can recognize and assess their own risks of heart disease. Racial disparities exist in all aspects of the healthcare system, especially when it comes to certain conditions such as heart health. What are some ways physicians can intervene?

#TBT: Population Health and Primary Care Providers

In celebration of National Primary Care Week (October 1–5), we are sharing one of our most popular posts from the archive. Population health is a hot topic in healthcare. What does this innovative approach to managing patients’ health mean for primary care providers, and how can PCPs prepare and stay ahead of the curve in the shifting healthcare landscape?

The Silver Tsunami & Seniors’ Social Determinants of Health

What are the top three social determinants of health that affect senior patients? What tools and tricks can providers use to help this demographic live happier, healthier lives?

How Can Providers Address Racial Equity in Healthcare?

As Black History Month concludes, now is the perfect time to reflect on ways providers can create a healthier — and more equal — society by addressing race. What do the studies on bias tell us? What steps can you take? Find out on our blog!

What Can Independent Providers Learn from Health Centers?

Health centers are on the frontier of population health strategies and addressing the social determinants of health. What benefits are patients and providers seeing from these initiatives? And what can independent providers learn from health centers’ model?

Health Literacy & How to "Read" Your Patients

Take two tablets by mouth twice daily. Sounds simple enough, right? Of course it means to orally ingest with water two capsules, one around noon and one in the evening. In a study of patients with low health literacy, 71 percent responded that they understood. However, only 35 percent were able to demonstrate the directions …

One in Five of Your Patients Are Lonely: A Research Study

A second-year medical student participates in a study examining the correlation between patient loneliness and lack of primary care visits. The findings underscore the need for investments in research on social determinants of health and value-based medicine. A recent study, conducted in part by one of Privia’s own physicians, Dr. Alex Krist, and researchers at …

Population Health and Primary Care Providers

A new inforMD by Privia blog series, “Population Health & You,” brought to you by Rick Foerster, VP, Population Health, Privia Health Now that we’ve defined population health (a feat that many in healthcare avoid in the first place), let’s dive into what population health means to primary care providers. When it comes to operationalizing …

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