Dying And Living In The Neighborhood: A Street-level View Of America’s Healthcare Promise by Prabhjot SinghDying And Living In The Neighborhood: A Street-level View Of America’s Healthcare Promise by Prabhjot Singh

Dying And Living In The Neighborhood: A Street-level View Of America’s Healthcare Promise

byPrabhjot Singh

Hardcover | August 12, 2016

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Even as US spending on healthcare skyrockets, impoverished Americans continue to fall ill and die of preventable conditions. Although the majority of health outcomes are shaped by non-medical factors, public and private healthcare reform efforts have largely ignored the complex local circumstances that make it difficult for struggling men, women, and children to live healthier lives. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Dr. Prabhjot Singh argues that we must look beyond the walls of the hospital and into the neighborhoods where patients live and die to address the troubling rise in chronic disease.

Building on his training as a physician in Harlem, Dr. Singh draws from research in sociology and economics to look at how our healthcare systems are designed and how the development of technologies like the Internet enable us to rethink strategies for assembling healthier neighborhoods. In part I, Singh presents the story of Ray, a patient whose death illuminated how he had lived, his neighborhood context, and the forces that accelerated his decline. In part II, Singh introduces nationally recognized pioneers who are acting on the local level to build critical components of a neighborhood-based health system. In the process, he encounters a movement of people and organizations with similar visions of a porous, neighborhood-embedded healthcare system. Finally, in part III he explores how civic technologies may help forge a new set of relationships among healthcare, public health, and community development.

Every rising public health leader, frontline clinician, and policymaker in the country should read this book to better understand how they can contribute to a more integrated and supportive healthcare system.

Prabhjot Singh, MD, PHD, is the director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health and chairman of the Department of Health System Design & Global Health at the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also the special advisor for design and strategy for the Peterson Center on Healthcare.
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Title:Dying And Living In The Neighborhood: A Street-level View Of America’s Healthcare PromiseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.99 inPublished:August 12, 2016Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction

Part I

Chapter 1: Out of Many, OneChapter 2: Heads in BedsChapter 3: Mending WallChapter 4: Contexts of Consequence

Part II

Chapter 5: The Value of Being ConnectedChapter 6: Blessed are the OrganizedChapter 7: Coach CultureChapter 8: The Center Cannot Hold

Part III

Chapter 9: From Organizations to IntegratorsChapter 10: SCALE at the Speed of RelationshipsChapter 11: Total Population HealthChapter 12: Laying the Groundwork

AcknowledgementsIndex

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Even as US spending on healthcare skyrockets, impoverished Americans continue to fall ill and die of preventable conditions. Although the majority of health outcomes are shaped by non-medical factors, public and private healthcare reform efforts have largely ignored the complex local circumstances that make it difficult for struggling men, women, and children to live healthier lives. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Dr. Prabhjot Singh argues that we must look beyond the walls of the hospital and into the neighborhoods where patients live and die to address the troubling rise in chronic disease. Building on his training as a physician in Harlem, Dr. Singh draws from research in sociology and economics to look at how our healthcare systems are designed and how the development of technologies like the Internet enable us to rethink strategies for assembling healthier neighborhoods. In part I, Singh presents the story of Ray, a patient whose death illuminated how he had lived, his neighborhood context, and the forces that accelerated his decline. In part II, Singh introduces nationally recognized pioneers who are acting on the local level to build critical components of a neighborhood-based health system. In the process, he encounters a movement of people and organizations with similar visions of a porous, neighborhood-embedded healthcare system. Finally, in part III he explores how civic technologies may help forge a new set of relationships among healthcare, public health, and community development.Every rising public health leader, frontline clinician, and policymaker in the country should read this book to better understand how they can contribute to a more integrated and supportive healthcare system.As a physician and resident of Harlem, Prabhjot Singh understands that good health has more to do with what happens in neighborhoods than in health care institutions. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Dr. Singh exposes the realities and explores the solutions in an engaging, scholarly, and personal narrative.