Donna J Zimmerman

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BACKGROUND Despite numerous reports and initiatives, progress in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health care has been slow. The National Health Plan Collaborative (NHPC), a novel public-private partnership between nine health plans covering approximately 95 million lives, leading learning and research organizations, the Agency for Healthcare Research(More)
Clinical care contributes only 20 percent to overall health outcomes, according to a population health model developed at the University of Wisconsin. Factors contributing to the remainder include lifestyle behaviors, the physical environment, and social and economic forces--all generally considered outside the realm of care. In 2010 Minnesota-based(More)
BACKGROUND The current rapid expansion of managed care in the United States creates opportunities and dilemmas for improving adolescent health. Collaboration among managed care organizations, schools, and public health agencies increasingly is critical to adequately address the health needs of youth and to increase adolescent access to effective prevention(More)
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