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Medigram: October 11, 2018

Top Story

Latest Marquette poll shows races coming down to the wire
As we enter the final few weeks before the November 6 general elections, the latest Marquette University Law School Poll unveiled Wednesday shows that some of Wisconsin’s major statewide races are still too close to call. Read more.

News Briefs

WisMed OnCall: Ramping up health care innovation
The Wisconsin Medical Society is teaming up with gener8tor, a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups to host the inaugural OnRamp Healthcare Conference next June at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Read more.

Nominees sought for Society offices; deadline Jan. 2
Nominations are now being accepted for several Wisconsin Medical Society offices, and all nomination materials are due to the Society’s House of Delegates (HOD) Nominating Committee by Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Read more.

Four-part addiction medicine series concludes October 17
The fourth program in a series focused on treatment of substance use disorders by the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine is next week. Read more.

Recommended by Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA

Clinical care accounts for just 20 percent of a population’s health while external forces contribute twice that much. According to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson foundation.

A recent Wall Street Journal article titled Health Care Looks Beyond Medicine to Social Factors discusses the impact of some of these external forces, including income, education and community safety, on health and how health care organizations are looking beyond medicine and investing in programs that help patients meet their basic needs to ease the burdens that make battling disease more difficult. Read more here.