Why Hospitalists Should Vote and Help Their Patients with Civic Engagement
September 1, 2022
Politics plays a vital role in health care. In Thomas Oliver’s article, “The Politics of Public Health Policy,”1 he emphasizes how political decisions are crucial in how health care policy is...
SHM’s 2022 Hill Day a Success
August 1, 2022
US Capitol. Getty Images It’s been two years since members of SHM’s Public Policy Committee (PPC) participated in Hill Day—the annual visit to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators and...
Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis and as Hospitalists, It’s Time to Step Up
July 12, 2022
I did not think that becoming a pediatric hospitalist would require me to become an expert in firearm injury, but here I am. Every day more than 300 people are shot in the United States.1,2 That fact...
Intellectual Disabilities Call for Thorough Care
July 1, 2022
A 45-year-old woman with trisomy 21, hypertension, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea arrives in the emergency department (ED) with a fever, a fast breathing rate, and a fast heart rate. Staff at...
LGBTQIA+ Patient Care
June 1, 2022
Where are we and where are we going? The LGBTQIA+ community has doubled since it was first measured in 2012, according to a 2022 Gallup poll—it now includes 7.1% of Americans.1 As the community...
New HHS Guidance for Increasing Number of Buprenorphine Clinicians Who Can Treat OUD
June 1, 2022
Does your state allow it? The ongoing opioid epidemic The U.S. hit a grim milestone of more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths,1 most opioid-involved, in the 12 months ending April 2021. This...
SHM Advocates for Hospitalists and Their Patients
May 2, 2022
Advocacy, simply put, is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something. It’s raising the concerns and voices of a group to efficiently influence decisions and affect change within...