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.