JAMA – October 25, 2016

JAMA
October 25, 2016, Vol 316, No. 16, Pages 1615-1726
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

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Systems Strategies for Health Throughout the Life Course
J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPP; Angela Diaz, MD, MPH; Neal Halfon, MD, MPH
JAMA. 2016;316(16):1639-1640. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14896
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative discusses strategies to improve the health of populations at each stage of life through incentivizing and measuring health system performance to improve health, creating an interoperable digital health platform, and fostering a culture and practice of continuous health improvement.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities
Nancy E. Adler, PhD; M. Maria Glymour, ScD, MS; Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH
JAMA. 2016;316(16):1641-1642. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14058
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative emphasizes the importance of refocusing some health policies toward addressing social and behavioral determinants of health and the potential effects of reducing health inequalities and improving the health and longevity of all people in the United States.

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Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population
John W. Rowe, MD; Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN; Linda Fried, MD
JAMA. 2016;316(16):1643-1644. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12335
This Viewpoint from the National Academy of Medicine’s 2016 Vital Directions initiative recommends ways to improve the health and health care of older persons, including development of new care delivery models for people with chronic conditions and strengthening of the elder care workforce.