County Health Rankings: What can we do?

In the above diagram, if you look at the left, it shows that policies & programs can influence health factors which will then influence health outcomes.  At the top, health outcomes are basically half and half length of life and quality of life.  We all want to have longer more fulfilling lives.  The thing thatsContinue reading “County Health Rankings: What can we do?”

Be Patient, Be Kind and You Can Help Someone with Substance Abuse Disorder

Last week, I had the privilege of meeting some of the finest minds in the addiction treatment and recovery world at the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference. This is timely, as we are in the midst of an addiction crisis. Politicians are threatening to lock up offenders and want to further regulate medicationContinue reading “Be Patient, Be Kind and You Can Help Someone with Substance Abuse Disorder”

Bernie Sanders Should Meet Angie Settle

In this country, we have a debate over whether healthcare is a right or a privilege.   My guest this week on the AHP proved that health is a right, at least it is on the East End of Charleston and the surrounding areas she and her team serve. WV Health Right was founded andContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Should Meet Angie Settle”