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"A path-breaking book sure to redirect inquiry in the United States on how to repair our broken health care system. While economists and politicians have suggested countless ways to tinker with the overpriced and underperforming system, Singh offers a much deeper, nuanced, and humane diagnosis of the problems. This book will stir major new thinking and creative approaches towards a more effective and decent U.S. health care system."

"In this sorely needed book, Singh takes a supremely unique approach, imbuing the subject of population health with a personal story to convincingly argue that healthcare needs to build from the community out to the medical sector rather than from the hospital in. Anyone in healthcare will want to read this essential book. An incredible and absolutely riveting read."

"In many nations with few resources, models linking health services to communities are well developed. Except for scattered examples, the US system is largely disconnected from neighborhoods and their problems. With penetrating analysis and compelling storytelling, Prabhjot Singh calls for connecting our system to people and their neighborhoods, almost quite literally turning it on its head."

"As a physician and resident of Harlem, Prabhjot Singh understands that good health has more to do with what happens in neighborhoods than in health care institutions. In Dying and Living in the Neighborhood, Dr. Singh exposes the realities and explores the solutions in an engaging, scholarly, and personal narrative."

"Singh’s novel and compelling look at what really causes disease is a must-read for new physicians looking to understand sources of power and ways to leverage it in today’s paradoxical health care system."

"This brilliant and sweeping book is a rich source of insights. Prabhjot Singh draws on extensive travel, interviews and research to rightly argue that policies and business models need to be adjusted to empower neighborhoods as partners for better community health. He is one of that small, but growing, band of physicians and policymakers who recognize that better health is much more than healthcare."

"Unafraid of complexity, Singh persuasively argues that nothing less than health care designed by the communities it is intended to serve will set us on a path towards true population health. It is a tour de force, and left me feeling more optimistic!"

"A remarkable book that bridges public health and healthcare, bringing lessons of global health to the streets of New York City. Singh is the scholar we need: data-driven, practical, but ultimately impatient. He is changing healthcare one clinic, one hospital, one neighborhood, and one city at a time."

"At this time of health care transformation, Dr. Singh champions an innovative vision for a more integrated, community-centered approach to wellness. Drawing on real-world cases and experiences, he weaves a thought-provoking narrative of how the power of collaboration across multiple spheres can build a healthier America for everyone."

"Dr. Singh weaves stories of history, policy, and economics, into a rich tapestry that provides both an incisive commentary on the challenges of health economics and public policy and a poignant glimpse of the impact on the lives of real people.  An important read for anyone working to transform health care and create healthy communities."

"... Singh's thesis merits discussion for anyone interested in curing a sick health care system."

"As Singh pulls together the moving pieces—the neighborhood, the health care sector, community organizations, and government—into a vision of how to "integrate the whole," it seems feasible that anchoring our health to our neighborhood will bring the kind of well-being, humanity, and equity that we can afford, and that we deserve."

Dying and Living in the Neighborhood
A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise
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$27.95
Publication Date: 2016
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 312 pages
Illustrations: 1 b&w illus
ISBN: 9781421420448
Subject: Health Policy