Health and Healthcare

Call for nominations: Honoring Bridges Community Award

July 19, 2018 Published by

The third annual Honoring Bridges Community Award committee is taking nominations! The selected site will be announced at the 2018 Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference. The selected community will receive $1,000 in free products from aha! Process and will be featured on the aha! Process website and in the newsletter. With…

What is it like to get healthcare when you’re in poverty?

June 27, 2018 Published by

Bridges to Health and Healthcare coauthor Terie Dreussi-Smith has published an article in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. The article was written with Barbara Wise and tells what it’s like when people from generational poverty visit healthcare providers. The article also uses the Bridges lens to…

Podcast: Getting Ahead for Total Worker Health

June 22, 2018 Published by

I wanted to introduce the concept of health equity in this webinar because I think this is a really important topic, and I think discussing poverty and discussing issues like structural racism, those things tend to lead to inequities and disparities that don’t allow for people to have equal opportunity…

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What educators need to know about Ruby Payne’s book ‘Emotional Poverty’

June 13, 2018 Published by

“If only they were motivated, if only they were not so angry, if only I felt safer.” School safety is now a primary concern for educators, who are increasingly frustrated by confrontations over students’ disruptive and unproductive behaviors. But information about the emotional sources of this behavior is lacking, as…

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Examining, understanding, and mitigating the benefits cliff effect

May 21, 2018 Published by

Ever since President Lyndon Johnson launched a set of domestic programs aimed at ending poverty and racial injustice, as a nation we have tried to reduce (if not eliminate) poverty, homelessness, and disenfranchisement. Those domestic programs range from the Food Stamp Act of 1964, the Social Security Amendments of 1965…

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Podcast: Stories from Think Rather of Zebra

May 3, 2018 Published by

The topic today is the power of story. In modern society we sometimes mistake the flashy or the violent for true power. This East African tale, which was adapted for the book, moves us into today’s theme. Strength Way back before there were buildings and lots of people here, when…

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Podcast: Poverty and its impact on mental health

April 27, 2018 Published by

with Angelina Hudson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) When we look at people with serious mental health issues, they’re more likely to be unemployed, they’re more likely to be homeless, they’re more likely to be unmarried, and they’re more likely to be poorer than the average population…