Dr. Prabhjot Singh is on a mission to makes healthcare more accessible. His “a-ha moment” came as he attended the funeral of one of his patients where he saw the man in context of his life and community, rather than the bare facts included on his chart. Singh realized that this man’s death had been the result of the collective failure of many systems—education, mental health, neighborhood safety, job placement, veteran support. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Singh insists that we must discard our top-down approach to the healthcare system and that regardless of our leadership, the solutions won’t come from our government. We must rebuild our system from the neighborhood up. He discusses a variety of issues, including: skyrocketing healthcare costs; increased chronic health issues; and the possible impacts of a Trump presidency on healthcare reform as well as shares details about his work with neighborhood groups and community leaders in Harlem where they successfully implemented a neighborhood-based health system using cutting-edge technologies.

Thanks to Seattle Town Hall and Third Place Books
Recorded 1/26/17

 

 

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