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Implement a "Cultural Concierge Corps" for clinics and hospitals

A "Cultural Concierge Corps" will aid medical personnel and staff with the barriers they face while providing services. A common obstacle to the advancement of health, pharmaceutical, and related services is the barrier that exists due to different cultures, social circumstances, and language(s). The "Cultural Concierge Corps" will aid Doctors with a tool that illustrates their desire to engage, empathize with, and ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Save $3.5 billion/year in Medication Error Costs

Patient have difficulty understanding, remembering, and following technical, confusing medication instructions, and so may miss, double up on, or otherwise miss-take medications. When patients fail to improve as expected, clinicians may unnecessarily increase, duplicate, or change medications. Resultant poor patient health and avoidable, prolonged, more complicated hospital admissions lead to poor health outcomes and ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Create Urgent Care Clinic in all Visn's

Creating an Urgent Care Clinic that is open 12 hrs daily, regardless of whether a veteran has a primary care Dr. or is unassigned a primary care Dr., would offer help in the the problems of sending pt's back and forth from the ER to the PACTS within each facilty in each VISN. Not every Visn has this option. Our hospital would benefit greatly in many ways including;less frustration for vets,fewer walk ins in the clinics, ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Surtax corn used for junk food and subsidize Fruits & Vegetables

Most junk food is made from corn byproducts. Most junk food is also cheaper to purchase than healthier food options (like fruits and vegetables). This is not a coincidence. Corn is cheap because it is subsidized by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly lowering the price of junk food at the supermarket by subsidizing corn. The corn subsidy to farmers should not be reduced or eliminated. Instead, surtax equal ...more »

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