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Negotiating Away Health? Why Physicians Should Care About the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Written by Elizabeth Wiley, MD, JD, member NPA FDA Taskforce Over the last five years, a new generation of “mega” trade agreement negotiations have emerged that seek to establish a new global trade governance framework with far-reaching potential implications for health and health care. The size, scope and lack of transparency of these negotiations are […]

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Call for Applicants! Gun Violence Prevention Fellowship & Taskforce

Posted by Ricky Choi, MD, MPH, NPA Board Member December 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

State-Specific Fellowship for Physicians and Medical Students: NPA and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) are opening a call for applicants from California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Virginia take part in a 6-month advocacy fellowship focused on gun violence prevention. Participants will receive education about public health approaches to gun violence prevention; communications, media, and advocacy […]

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NPA FDA Task Force Testimony Before the Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Written by Reshma Ramachandran, Harvard Kennedy School of Government ’15, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University ’15, and National Physicians Alliance FDA Task Force Co-Chair Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to testify with other members of the NPA FDA Task Force before the Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee (AIDAC). AIDAC is responsible […]

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 10, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Written by Bill Jordan, MD, MPH, President-Elect, National Physicians Alliance Today is Human Rights Day, a good time to renew our fight for the equal rights of all our family, friends, and neighbors. The recent deaths of black men at the hands of police remind us how much work still needs to be done. My […]

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What is the Value of Doctors and Nurses Working Together?

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM

NPA Values Challenge: “Medicine can be scary because we have such power to do harm […] but in a culture of teamwork, you feel like everyone has got your back.” In “When Doctors and Nurses Work Together,” Pauline Chen, MD explores the added value of care coordination between doctors and nurses in U.S. health care […]

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Guns & Domestic Violence Link

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Director of Project Management November 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM

By Mudit Gilotra, MD, family physician practicing in Philadelphia, PA and NPA 2014 Copello Health Advocacy Fellow. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the Lautenberg Amendment in 1997 started the process of protecting victims of domestic violence by banning the access to firearms of some people convicted of crimes of domestic violence. However, […]

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Testimony — Gun Violence Prevention Resolution

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media November 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Written by Ricky Choi, MD, MPH, NPA Board Member Gun violence is a concern in many schools across the country. Yesterday, San Francisco Unified School District unanimously passed a resolution to make November violence prevention month and to make gun violence education a key part of the program. I was honored to be present for […]

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What is the Value of Linking Health Care Expenditures and Life Expectancy?

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media November 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM

NPA Values Challenge: “What is clearly not useful is a comparison of life expectancy and health care expenditures as if these 2 variables are always positively related to each other. Across developed countries or across US states, they are not.” In “Critiquing US Health Care,” Victor Fuchs explores what place – if any – the […]

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National Grand Rounds — Profits Over People?

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media November 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

  Please join NPA’s upcoming National Grand Rounds presentation: Profits Over People? Corporate and Commercial Risks to the Patient-Provider Relationship Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 12:55 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (ET) This event will be webcast live from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Conference in Chicago, IL RSVP online today to attend. Featured Speaker: […]

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What is the Value of Population Health?

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media November 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

NPA Values Challenge: “We spend trillions of dollars on health care in this country — yet the allocation of those funds are grossly disproportionate to how other countries spend their health care expenditures. We aren’t focused on population health. Now, with Ebola threatening our population, the truth is out.” In “I’m a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: […]

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