Nov 10, 2017
Their central infrastructure isn't bank branches, but rather networked group meetings. And the return on investment from their loans isn't the interest; it's the added value of organizing vulnerable populations in rural areas of low-income countries into a platform. MFIs aren't banks that happen to lend to groups; they are a delivery platform reaching 200 million households globally that happens to distribute loans.
Nov 06, 2017
Microfinance institutions are popularly known for providing small loans to low-income entrepreneurs lacking access to traditional banking services. However, new research from The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, suggests that the capabilities of microfinance networks expand well beyond banking, and that tapping into these networks can bring measurable health improvements to rural and underserved communities on a national scale with reduced cost.
Nov 06, 2017
Clinicians and health system leaders started tuning out the patient's voice, turning instead to electronic health records and the latest protocols to manage their most complicated and high-need patients. Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, director of The Arnhold Institute for Global Health and chair in the health system design and global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Niyum Gandhi, executive vice president and chief population health officer at the Mount Sinai Health System, believe it's time for an urgent and strategic reset.
Oct 25, 2017
In Africa and India, the idea of using lay health care workers was born of necessity. Manmeet Kaur, founder of City Health Works in Harlem realized that using community health care workers would also fill a real gap in American health care, where all too often patients with chronic conditions like heart failure and diabetes are released from the hospital with little follow-up and few options when problems arise except go right back to the ER.
Oct 20, 2017
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, where pollution could account for up to a quarter of deaths. Bangladesh and Somalia were the worst affected. Air pollution had the biggest impact, accounting for two-thirds of deaths from pollution.
Sep 29, 2017
One of the reasons New York’s data community stands out from the rest is that it is the best at recognizing the need for both natural sciences and social sciences to come together to do truly great and innovative data work. New York’s data scientists have not only helped to build many innovative and successful businesses, but the Data for Good movement started here too.
Sep 19, 2017
The Mount Sinai Health System and Teva Pharmaceuticals are teaming up to improve patient and health system care for people with multiple chronic conditions, the partners announced Monday at the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit. A regional pilot program at Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health will design and evaluate a patient-centered, integrated approach and eventually adapt it for delivery to larger patient populations.
Sep 18, 2017
Teva announced a partnership with Mount Sinai Health System hospital to create solutions to improve patient and health system care for Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC), defined as “an emerging and unaddressed global health threat.” The announcement was made to an audience of public health leaders at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit.
Jul 31, 2017
There may be subgroups of patients with type 2 diabetes who experience marked health improvements in response to intensive weight-loss interventions, while others may experience substantially worse outcomes, the results of a reanalysis of data from a randomized controlled trial indicate.
Jul 18, 2017
Among a majority of patients with Type 2 diabetes, intensive weight loss intervention reduced the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, a post hoc analysis of the look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial found.
Jul 17, 2017
Among patients with type 2 diabetes and a good self-perception of their health, an intensive lifestyle intervention was associated with reduced risk for a cardiovascular event.
Jun 16, 2017
Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a researcher at Dimagi, Cambridge, Mass. won a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant to create a platform to detect high-malaria-risk regions to allocate malaria-control resources.
May 23, 2017
In East Harlem, residents die on average 10 years earlier than those just blocks south. Many of my patients worry more about the rent than medication for their diabetes or high blood pressure. Therefore, the most important question I ask my patients during an exam is, "Where do you live?"
Dec 20, 2016
Community health workers (CHWs) can fill many of the gaps that separate clinical advice from the realities of daily life. While CHWs have been present in the United States since the 1960s, they have struggled to become a core feature of our health care system, though that is beginning to change.
Dec 12, 2016
For the first time since 1993, life expectancy for babies born in America has gone down.
Dec 06, 2016
The report, published by a task force of global and domestic experts and frontline leaders, presents a framework for sustainable financial and organizational models.
Dec 05, 2016
Even as United States spending on healthcare skyrockets, impoverished Americans continue to fall ill and die of preventable conditions.
Nov 11, 2016
“How can a neighborhood take a lead role in designing a total population health system?” frames Dying and Living in the Neighborhood by Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD.
Nov 04, 2016
Richard Lane of The Lancet Podcast and Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD discuss how large-scale health planning relates to outcomes in smaller communities, and more.
Oct 25, 2016
The Arnhold Institute and DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) are creating ATLAS, a platform for mapping population data to address health inequities.
Oct 18, 2016
“We have developed a tool that will enable ministries and other key decision makers to find these cold spots and intervene," said Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD.