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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.


NIHCM Foundation, in collaboration with the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) initiative, is pleased to release a series of print interviews featuring adolescent health experts.

Experts interviewed include Shay Bilchik, JD, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute; Jane Brown, PhD, University of North Carolina; Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Abigail English, JD, Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; and Richard Kreipe, MD, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The interviews were commissioned by the PIPPAH initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and were conducted by Karen Brown, a public radio reporter and freelance journalist who specializes in health care.

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