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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 January 30, 2015 at 9:45 AM

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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Announcing New Appointments to NPA Board of Directors

Posted by Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD, PhD, NPA Executive Director January 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM

I am delighted to introduce Kim Witczak and Rosemary Gibson, two powerful new additions to the NPA’s Board of Directors. Champions of patient safety, both Rosemary and Kim bring a wealth of talent and experience to the organization. Their extraordinary bios are below. We are honored to welcome them to NPA’s leadership. __________________________________ Kim Witczak […]

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New Resource for Public Health Training Opportunities

Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media January 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a new web-based resource of public health training opportunities for learners across the medical education continuum. Public Health Pathways is a searchable database of domestic and international public and population health training opportunities in academic, government, and community settings for pre-med students, medical students, residents, and […]

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Thoughts on Guns and Security

Posted by Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH, NPA Immediate Past-President January 19, 2015 at 10:33 AM

A few days ago, I went skiing in one of the world’s most beautiful and oddly located ski resorts: Mount Hermon which sits (depending on who you ask) in the very northeast corner of Israel, right next to the Syrian and Lebanese borders. It’s an interesting part of the world right now, to say the […]

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What is the Value of Preventive Testing?

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

NPA Values Challenge: “Among older adults whose nine-year mortality risk is 75 percent or greater, from one-third to as many as one-half are still receiving cancer-screening tests that are no longer recommended.” In “Too Young to Die, Too Old to Worry,” Jason Karlawish explores the appropriate role of preventative screening services for our oldest citizens. […]

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Tandem Health: Seeking Project Co-Director and Fellow

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Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media December 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM

You may have already heard about NPA’s work on Tandem Health, an exciting new project under development in partnership with Consumer Reports. Tandem Health is an industry-free, point-of-care prescribing app designed to support shared decision making. We are putting out a call for applicants for two exciting Tandem Health opportunities: Co-Director and Fellow. Call for […]

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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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