Health transformation underway in Washington, DC [News, 8/5]


HEALTH
Health Transformation Underway in Washington, DC
(Meyer Foundation, 8/5) – “The DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA) is at the forefront of this transformation… DCPCA’s most significant initiative, Medical Homes DC, is a ten-year effort to rebuild and restructure the primary health care system in DC.” [Read more about Medical Homes DC in the May issue of WG’s The Power of Collaboration (.pdf) ]
– New hospital to be built in Jermantown (WBJ, 8/4)

DC SCHOOLS
D.C. Schools Chief Institutes Tough Changes (NewsHour, 7/23) – A PBS report on Chancellor Rhee’s school reform efforts. [Thanks reader M!]

HIV/AIDS
Stigma Remains an Obstacle to Treatment (WaPo, 8/5) – fears are common among recent Latino immigrants. 
Bill Clinton suggests that his foundation will now target domestic HIV/AIDS (WaPo, 8/5)

WG MEMBERS
United for D.C. launches third United Reads Reading Corner (wire, 8/4)

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