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Wonca Seeks New CEO to Head Global Operations

Deadline to Apply Is June 30

06/17/2019 — The World Organization of Family Doctors, better known as Wonca, is seeking a CEO to take the reins of this global, not-for-profit academic umbrella organization that represents more than 550,000 family and general practice physicians.

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Annals of Family Medicine Research

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

06/12/2019 — Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

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Study Calls for Clarity on SDOH, Related Terminology

Misunderstanding, Misuse of Language Can Have Negative Policy Effects

06/10/2019 — Researchers have found considerable differences in the way individual health care professionals, organizations and other stakeholders use shared language, such as social determinants of health and related terms.

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06/05/2019 — Researchers found that a 60-minute training intervention with physician practices helped increase the frequency of cost-of-medication conversations with patients, which, in turn, enabled clinicians to identify those for whom cost was a specific barrier.

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