Lesley Russell


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Mind the Gap Article
As the 78 million baby boomers begin to hit retirement age, and the nation looks forward to the expansion of health care coverage to all Americans, there are very real concerns that we do not have an adequate health care workforce to address the growing needs. (iStockphoto)

Mind the Gap

Lesley Russell examines gaps in U.S. health care professional training to demonstrate why Congress needs to fund immediately the new National Health Care Workforce Commission.

Lesley Russell

Measuring the Gaps Report
The Affordable Care Act expands the current requirements for the collection and analysis of health care disparities data. These data will be critical for guiding both government policy and the programs and practices of individual health care institutions and providers. (iStockphoto)

Measuring the Gaps

Report from Lesley Russell outlines how provision in the Affordable Care Act should be implemented to help gather data to address health disparities.

Lesley Russell

Easing the Burden Report
La meta final debe ser que todos los estadounidenses, sin importar su raza o etnia, reciban los servicios médicos de calidad que ellos necesitan y cuando lo requieran. (iStockphoto)

Easing the Burden

Report from Lesley Russell addresses five key issues in addressing current racial and ethnic disparities in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic illnesses.

Lesley Russell

Medicaid Investment Brings Economic Growth Report
Waymon Tigrett, pictured here, reports that Medicaid financing has real implications for some of his customers in Mississippi—and for his family store and pharmacy. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

Medicaid Investment Brings Economic Growth

Putting federal dollars into Medicaid through FMAP is a tried and true method for stimulating the economy and creating jobs in the hardest-hit states, writes Lesley Russell.

Lesley Russell

Health Reform Means More Jobs for Small Businesses Article
Michael St. Germain, president of Concord Camera, poses at his store in New Hampshire. St. Germain owns a small business and will likely benefit from the new health bill. (AP/Jim Cole)

Health Reform Means More Jobs for Small Businesses

Small business have been some of the hardest hit by rising health care costs, but will also reap some of the biggest benefits from health care reform, writes Lesley Russell.

Lesley Russell

Equal Health Care for All Report
Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco talks with the Solis family during a visit on to a bilingual clinic that he runs through Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Equal Health Care for All

Lesley Russell explores racial and ethnic health care disparities and how health care reform could help bridge the gap.

Lesley Russell