Statements, Assessments on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

This morning brought news of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding (most of) the Affordable Care Act. Here’s a link to the ruling:

And here’s a list of various statements on the ruling:

The above was first posted on the Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest email alert

Come hear a panel of UC Berkeley experts assess impacts of Supreme Court health law ruling. Details here.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 2

WHERE: Room 132, UC Berkeley Law School, South Addition, located at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way.

WHO: UC Berkeley public policy professor John Ellwood, also the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research program at UC Berkeley and UCSF, will moderate the panel. Panelists will include:

  • Jesse Choper, professor of law and expert on constitutional law who has written about the Supreme Court
  • Stephen Shortell, dean of the School of Public Health and authority on implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Brad DeLong, professor of economics and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Economic Policy and expert on political economy
  • Ann O’Leary, a lecturer in health law, and an expert in health law and the U.S. health care system’s financing and organization
  • Ann Marie Marciarille, a lecturer and expert on health care law

New resources to reduce social inequities in health: 10 Promising Practices fact sheets

Although written for a Canadian audience, these seem like they are translatable to other contexts. After a review and analysis of the literature for practices to reduce social inequities in health, fact sheets on ten "promising practices" were developed by the Sudbury & District Health Unit (Ontario). The fact sheets illustrate each of the 10 practices, relevant at the local public health level, found to be "promising" in their potential to "level-up" and reduce health inequities

The ten promising practices are:

  1. Targeting With Universalism
  2. Purposeful Reporting
  3. Social Marketing
  4. Health Equity Target Setting
  5. Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment
  6. Competencies/Organizational Standards
  7. Contribution to the Evidence Base
  8. Early Childhood Development
  9. Community Engagement
  10. Intersectoral Action

Browser Advice for PubMed and Other NCBI Web Pages

If you use an old-ish browser, you may soon encounter display and functionality problems when using PubMed or other NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) websites. Support for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 on NCBI sites will cease by year’s end. Here’s a brief article describing the situation. It includes a table of supported browsers.

As always, if you are having trouble with PubMed or other databases, don’t hesitate to contact the Public Health Library.