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Exploring How Legal Aid Affects Health

A person with a chronic medical condition may not immediately think to look for a lawyer along with a health care team--but addressing legal concerns can have a positive impact on a patient’s well-being. That’s the idea behind Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), and the subject of a new interdisciplinary study pointing the way toward improving MLP research and working models.

Posted:  August 11, 2017

Alumni Q&A: School of Social Work provides inspiration after graduation

Janet Mintzer has served as the President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International for the last 16 years. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Temple's School of Social Work (SSW), earning a master of social work in 1991. Mintzer discussed how her mentor and professors continued guiding her after graduation and helped her find her passion.

Posted:  August 9, 2017

Making Patients Part of the Team

Patient engagement is a critical component of modern health care—and that’s especially true for mental health care. A growing body of research supports the concept and practice of shared decision making (SDM), in which clinicians and patients work together to reach mutually agreed-upon treatment decisions. This helps patients become more engaged in their treatment, and centers treatment around their values, desires and circumstances.

Posted:  August 2, 2017

New Study Finds Patchwork of Marijuana Law Across U.S. States

State laws disparately regulate patient registration and civil rights, product safety labeling and packaging, and dispensaries, according to a new study published in Addiction by a team of researchers including Jennifer Ibrahim, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Health Services Administration and Policy at the College of Public Health.

Posted:  July 12, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Growing Smiles with Bari Levine (DMD-MPH 2016)

It’s been a long day for Bari Levine. Now entering her second year as a resident at Pediatric Dental Associates, a private practice affiliated with Temple University Hospital, Levine regularly sees children from Port Richmond, where the clinic is located, and other nearby north Philadelphia neighborhoods. Most of her patients live with many of the systemic problems common in low-income areas: inadequate or inconsistent nutrition and hygiene, spotty healthcare visits, turbulent social and family environments.

Posted:  July 3, 2017

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