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)
School-based clinics provide important access to health care for adolescents. For the past 20 years in St. Paul, Minnesota, Health Start has been a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive primary care services in the city's public high schools. Over the past decade, Minnesota has seen the growth of managed care plans for both the private and public(More)
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