Seattle Uses Global Lessons To Help Local Poor With Health Care
The Seattle Times: "Seattle is known for taking its health expertise to the developing world. Now some fruits of that work are coming back to address health issues locally. For one thing, simple technologies designed to work in places with few resources can reduce health-care costs and bring solutions outside of hospitals into neighborhoods, experts said. And they're needed even more now, as some health problems in the U.S. - and parts of Seattle - have reached the levels of the poorest countries in the world. Not far from enclaves of prosperity are other Seattle-area neighborhoods with no easy access to health or dental clinics or markets selling fresh food, said Dan Dixon, vice president of external affairs at Swedish Heath Services" (Heim and Doughton, 9/15).
KHN earlier, related coverage: Developing Nations: Laboratories For Health Care Innovation" (Schiff, 4/9).