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Shoring Up the US Safety Net in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted countless business models, including safety-net health systems. In a new JAMA Health Forum article, Dr. Samyukta Mullangi, assistant professor of population health sciences and clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; Dr. Janine Knudsen, clinical assistant professor of medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; and Dr. Dave Chokshi, clinical associate professor of population health and medicine at NYU Langone Health, highlight three structural elements of safety-net health systems that allow them to be resilient and prepared for this unprecedented time. As Dr. Mullangi explains, “A value-based ethos ensured an early foray into telemedicine, a collaborative mindset allows for sharing of best practices and models, and reliance on public financing leads to global budgeting, allowing for greater investments into community health worker programs.” Read more in “Shoring Up the US Safety Net in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019.”

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