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JANUARY 2021
Hans-Peter Kohler, Iliana Kohler, and colleagues at Penn’s Population Aging Research Center found that population blood pressure screening in Malawi led to a 22-percentage point drop in the likelihood of being hypertensive four years later.
In a new study of post-acute care (PAC), Susan Keim, Mary Naylor, Kathryn Bowles, and colleagues find that while sicker patients received more intense levels of PAC services, patients with greater chronic illness were more likely to be rehospitalized within 30 days.
Rachel French, Nicole O’Donnell, and Utsha Khatri describe Penn Medicine’s “Warmline,” a referral mechanism for same-day access to medication for opioid use disorder.  
New research from Katherine Hicks-Courant and colleagues suggests that rural disparities in access to gynecologic cancer care may be improved by having doctors travel to their patients.
George Demiris, Therese Richmond, and Nancy Hodgson received a National Academy of Medicine Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award for their work on Sense4Safety, an in-home monitoring system for socially vulnerable elders.
Virtual Events
Friday, February 12, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Voting, Structural Racism, and Health Inequities

A Virtual Conversation with Nicole Austin-Hillery, JD, Daniel E. Dawes, JD, and Javier Rodríguez, PhD, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD

Co-hosted with Bold Solutions, a University of Pennsylvania initiative aimed at addressing the effects of interpersonal, structural, and institutional racism on health; and co-sponsored by Opportunity for Health Lab.
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, May 7, 2021 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. ET

The Promise of Health Reform and a Public Option in a Biden Administration

Virtual Conference with keynote by Tom Daschle, Former Senate Majority Leader. Visit our website to sign up to receive conference updates.
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What Matters to Patients and Their Families During and After Critical Illness: A Qualitative Study, American Journal of Critical Care, January 2021, Catherine L. Auriemma, Michael O. Harhay, Kimberley J. Haines, Frances K. Barg, Scott D. Halpern, Sarah M. Lyon

Rationing, Racism and Justice: Advancing the Debate Around ‘Colourblind’ COVID-19 Ventilator Allocation, Journal of Medical Ethics, January 2021, Harald Schmidt, Dorothy E. Roberts, Nwamaka D. Eneanya

A Survivor-Derived Approach to Addressing Trafficking in the Pediatric ED, Pediatrics, January 2021, Carmelle Wallace, Yvette Schein, Gina Carabelli, Heta Patel, Needhi Mehta, Nadia Dowshen, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Kenneth Ginsburg, Cynthia Mollen 

Patient Characteristics Associated With Telemedicine Access for Primary and Specialty Ambulatory Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JAMA Network Open, December 2020, Lauren A. Eberly, Michael J. Kallan, Howard M. Julien, Norrisa Haynes, Sameed Ahmed M. Khatana, Ashwin S. Nathan, Christopher Snider, Neel P. Chokshi, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Samuel U. Takvorian, Rebecca Anastos-Wallen, Krisda Chaiyachati, Marietta Ambrose, Rupal O’Quinn, Matthew Seigerman, Lee R. Goldberg, Damien Leri, Katherine Choi, Yevginiy Gitelman, Daniel M. Kolansky, Thomas P. Cappola, Victor A. Ferrari, C. William Hanson, Mary Elizabeth Deleener, Srinath Adusumalli

Essential but Undefined — Reimagining How Policymakers Identify Safety-Net Hospitals, New England Journal of Medicine, December 2020, Paula Chatterjee, Benjamin D. Sommers, Karen E. Joynt Maddox
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