July 2016

Birnbaum-2016-award-winning-team_1col.jpgBehavioral health team wins 2016 Birnbaum award 

Patients benefit when behavioral health and substance use screening are part of primary care. A Group Health team was honored for this care improvement.


bill-beery-1col.jpgCCHE mourns the passing of founding director Bill Beery

Members of the Center for Community Health and Evaluation at GHRI remember Bill’s leadership, mentoring, and humor. Bill passed away on July 5.


E.Larson-L.Wen_symposium-blog_1col.jpgDon’t wait: Dr. Leana Wen urges public health action now

Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See short videos of Dr. Wen, with her full talk to come.


Leana-Wen-TedMed2-1col.jpgDr. Leana Wen: Better care is not our biggest health challenge

In a Seattle Times op-ed, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen calls on the city to tackle poverty, violence, and racism to improve health.


Serve-Greatest-Number-1col.JPGFrom war to Group Health: The journey of Stefan Golston

Katie Fritcher used her history training to uncover the story of the Golstons, who became a Group Health family thanks to Hilde Birnbaum.


Carly-Levitz-photo-1col.jpgBig data plus real-world context equals community health improvements

Carly Levitz, GHRI research associate and data geek, tells her secret for getting the full story of a community health program.


Antique-illustration-17th-18th-century-lady-1col.jpgThe 1 percent’s longevity: income is not the only inequality

How does a study of more than 1.4 billion tax records and 4 million deaths show us ways to improve disparities? Dr. Eric Larson explains.