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October 25, 2011
September 03, 2009
Heal for America? William Healy argues in this weekend's Wall Street Journal that healthcare could benefit from a Teach for America-esque program. HFA corps members would be like an at-home medical force, dealing with smaller medical problems that typically go unattended in poorer families and clog up emergency rooms and simultaneously teaching about hygiene, exercise, proper eating, blood sugar, and a host of other useful items that would improve quality of life and lower health care costs. They could also help teach health classes in schools and help families set up doctor's appointments or call in prescriptions.
This idea seems a bit far-fetched to me, but it's nice to know that successful education reform programs are getting positive attention for folks outside the edu-sphere.