Tufts talk: #Upstreamist docs look beyond clinic #SDOH

Richi Manchanda came back to Tufts earlier this month to talk about his “upstreamist ” approach to health care — address causes of  patient ills  before they start drowning in health problems. Usually, that involves a look into home or work issues — the so-called social determinants of health.

It was a homecoming of sorts. Manchanda is a triple Jumbo — BS, MPH and MD at Tufts. HLM reports.

The health care system needs to do a better job identifying and addressing the social, environmental and economic conditions that play into the health of patient communities.

That was the message Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, delivered to a group of medical students at Tufts Medical Center in Boston this month. Manchanda is a nationally known advocate of healthcare that looks beyond the clinic and into the lives of the people it serves.

 

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