Yearly Archives: 2011

Why We Care About Healthcare

Thanks to Ted Tannenbaum of the Achievable Foundation for this guest blog entry.

When it comes to health care, most of us have an opinion about the current state of affairs. Our interaction with the healthcare system can either be an exploration into the marvels of modern medicine or result in sinking feelings of frustration over […]

2017-05-02T18:53:50+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Special Hope Blog|

A Whole New World

“Our recovery plan will invest in electronic health records and new technology that will reduce errors, bring down costs, ensure privacy and save lives.” President Obama, Address to Joint Sessions of Congress, February 2009.

I grew up in the dark ages (per my kids) where I wrote all my school papers on a typewriter. Those were […]

2014-02-26T13:24:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|Special Hope Blog|

Moving Forward or Moving Backward?

Institutionalization has always had a negative connotation. It evokes pictures of mistreated, neglected patients who are housed outside the public eye because of their inability to conform to social standards. This image was particularly heartbreaking for parents who were overwhelmed by their children’s needs and behaviors but still deeply cared about their futures. It was […]

2017-05-02T18:53:50+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Special Hope Blog|

The New Health Care Act

Our nation’s doctor, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, spoke to the Developmental Disabilities Conference at UCSF on Thursday. Her topic was Making a Difference through Prevention, highlighting how the President’s Health Care Act emphasizes preventative care. She sited her supportive stance on the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, tackling the obesity epidemic in children. She […]

2017-05-02T18:53:50+00:00 March 13th, 2011|Special Hope Blog|

A Talk From the Top

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, is confirmed to speak at the 10th annual Developmental Disabilities Conference sponsored by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on March 10th. As the national spokesperson for health care in America, this is a unique opportunity to hear her address the needs of this population. I will be interested […]

2017-05-02T18:53:50+00:00 January 19th, 2011|Special Hope Blog|

Happy New Year!

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong; I am a goal-setter extraordinaire. But there is just something about this annual tradition of making a commitment to change, which nearly always ends in failure, that I avoid at all costs.

However, this year I am making the goal to focus on some of the […]

2014-02-26T13:33:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2011|Special Hope Blog|