November 2016

Smoking-cessation_Sue-Curry_1col.jpgAmong Group Health’s greatest coups? We kicked tobacco’s butt!

Joan DeClaire remembers how the whole organization went mano a mano with America’s biggest killer and won.

sparks-wicklund-1col.jpgHow Choosing Wisely reduces low-value care

An award-winning Group Health partnership is finding the right balance between too much and too little care. Kim Wicklund and Dr. Angie Sparks explain how.

Eric-Larson-1209_-1col.jpgEmbracing uncertainty in politics and health

In these nerve-wracking times, Dr. Eric B. Larson says get informed, be activated, and stay true to your values.


PRISM-markup-1col.jpgGot plain language? 5 tips for clear, engaging writing — even in research

In honor of Health Literacy Month, Jessica Ridpath shares plain language tips and resources from GHRI’s Program for Readability In Science & Medicine.

tai-chi-middle-age-outdoors-1col.jpgWhat’s next for Dr. Dan Cherkin, investigator emeritus?

Retired but still contributing, GHRI’s renowned alternative-care researcher pursues alternatives to the 40-hour work week.

statins-1col.jpgDiabetes health: Pharmacy outreach increases statin use but not costs

Calls from pharmacists and EHR reminders improved cardiovascular outcomes in Group Health patients with diabetes, Dr. James Ralston and colleagues found.

Thompson-smiling-1col.jpgHow many lives has Dr. Tommy Thompson saved?

Dr. Paul Sherman reflects on his friend and mentor, a preventive-care pioneer recently honored at the Group Health Foundation’s “Gift of Health” Gala.

GHF-embracing-health-together-1col.jpgHighlighting Group Health’s work for the community at-large 

Community Engagement Report tells how we extend our mission through research, education, and outreach to the underserved. 

girl-students-classroom-1col.jpgWhen election hyperbole raises stereotypes, here’s an antidote

Virginia Immanuel, GHRI director of information technology emerita, reviews a book on stereotype threat—what it is and how to combat it.





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