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Combating America’s Top-Killing Diseases: A Nutrition Solution

2 minute read Many Americans suffer from diseases that lead to a variety of health implications. Some of the top-killing diseases that Americans face include heart disease, hypertension, and type II diabetes.1 Health education on the importance of incorporating a healthy diet into their lifestyle helps with preventing and managing these chronic health problems. One […]

New Review on Couple and Family Interventions Pushes the Science Forward

Matthew P. Martin

2 minute read There has been little movement in the development of well-established couple and family interventions (in context of health) over the past 10 years, according to a 2021 article published by the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Although several interventions are approaching the level of being well-established, most have limited empirical support. […]

East Meets West: A Global Perspective on Healthcare Ethics

3 minute read Although there is consensus regarding importance of cultural competency in healthcare delivery (Hoge et al., 2014), our ethical framework is distinctly western. Beauchamp and Childress’ Principlism theory (2019), which forms the basis for this focuses on four concepts- respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice- all having cross-cultural relevance. However, the way […]

New Federal Health Workforce Strategic Plan: What does it mean for the integrated care field?

Matthew P. Martin

5 minute read The Department of Health and Human Services recently released their new health workforce strategic plan. There is a lot of good information here. I’ll share a few thoughts below. The plan is worth looking over and will undoubtedly inform future federal spending in workforce development. The new plan has four goals: expand […]

CDC Adds Behavioral Health to List of Conditions Associated with Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

Matthew P. Martin

2 minute read The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of underlying medical conditions associated with higher risk for severe COVID-19. Their list is based on what has been reported in the scientific literature as of August 31, 2021 and is available here. Mental health disorders (such as mood disorders including depression, […]

Are Mobile Phones the Newest Members of the Care Team?

3 minute read Mobile phones are ubiquitous, with data from GSMA Intelligence citing 5.27 billion unique mobile phone users around the world (, 2021), and the number of users growing at a rate of 2.3% per year. This represents 66.9% of the population (, 2021). According to a 2021 report by Statista, the United States […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work. CFHA members get full-text access to the journal as part of their membership.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisystemic Approach to Address Family and Healthcare Provider Challenges
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