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Jennifer Sweeney, Vice President

From the desk of ... Jennifer Sweeney

Rx for Health Literacy

October is health literacy month and, as Congress debates the widespread challenges in health care, we also need to address the problem of low health literacy — an obstacle people face in doctors' offices across the country everyday and one that has a big impact on health outcomes.


Sharyn Tejani, Senior Policy Counsel

From the desk of ... Sharyn Tejani

What Did You Just Sign?

October 26, 2009 | Workplace Fairness

Every day, women's rights and civil rights groups work to improve the laws that govern our lives. And several times each day, workers sign away their right to enforce those laws in court.


Christine Bechtel, Vice President

From the desk of ... Christine Bechtel

The Evidence is There: Better Coordinated Care Makes Sense and Saves Money. Duh.

This just in. What health care experts have suspected for some time has been demonstrated by a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care: patients who can rely on a coordinated system where their providers talk to each other, their medical information is available electronically, and they have improved access to doctors and nurses - have better health outcomes.


Lynn Feinberg, Campaign Director

From the desk of ... Lynn Feinberg

The Costs of Family Caregiving in an Aging Society: What Is Your Experience?

Everyone I know has at least one personal story about the overwhelming stress and frustration in trying to arrange, coordinate or provide the best possible care for an aging parent, spouse, grandparent, other older relative or friend, not to mention the spiraling costs of health care.


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