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The Community Health Library is a collection of books for use by residents, students, and faculty of the CUMC community which cover topics relevant to the health of the community of Washington Heights.  These include textbooks in public health, sociology, and epidemiology, historical books about health in New York City, and novels particularly in relation to the Dominican culture.  If you would like to check out a book please email Maria Hamm de Miguel at to arrange a time to pick up the book at her office: Vanderbilt Clinic, 622 West 168th Street, 2nd Floor, Room 205.  Books can be checked out for 30 days..



Residency Continuity Clinic. An Oxymoron? Christina Milano and John Saultz, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2010; 25(Suppl 4):572-3.

Teaching the Psychosocial Aspects of Care in the Clinical Setting: Practical Recommendations. David Kern, et al. Academic Medicine, 2005;80:8-20.

NYC Department of Health Community Health Profile: Washington Heights and Inwood, 2006.

Health Disparities in New York City, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. Thomas Frieden and Adam Karpati, 2004.

Contributions of Primary Care to Health Systems and Health. Barbara Starfield, Leiyu Shi and James Macinko. Milbank Quarterly, Vol 83, No 3, 2005, pg 457-502.

Medicare at a Glance, Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare Part D at a Glance, Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid at a Glance, Kaiser Family Foundation

The Uninsured: Key Facts about Americans with Health Insurance, Kaiser Family Foundation



Coordinating Care: A Major (Unreimbursed) Task of Primary Care. Thomas Bodenheimer. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007;147:730-731.

Defining and Measuring the Patient Centered Medical Home. Kurt Strange et al. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(6):601-12.

Closing the Divide: How Medical Homes Promote Equity in Health Care. Anne Beal at al. The Commonwealth Fund, 2007.

The Outcomes of Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Interventions: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access, and Cost. Kevin Grumbach, Thomas Bodenheimer, and Paul Grundy. Patient-Centered Primary Care Collabrative.

Building a Medical Home for the Underserved in New York City. Mitchell Rubin, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2008;19(2):343-351.



High and Rising Health Care Costs. Part 1: Seeking an Explanation. Thomas Bodenheimer. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005; 142:847-854.

High and Rising Health Care Costs Part 2: Technological Innovation. Thomas Bodenheimer, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005;142: 932-937.

High and Rising Health Care Costs. Part 3: The Role of Providers. Thomas Bodenheimer. Annals of Internal Medicine; 2005;142:996-1002.

High and Rising Health Care Costs. Part 4: Can Costs Be Controlled While Preserving Quality. Thomas Bodenheimer. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005;143:26-31.

State of the Art in Research on Equity in Health. Barbara Starfield, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. Vol 31, No 1. February 2006.

Urban Health: Evidence, Challenges, and Directions. Sandro Galea, David Vlhov. Annual Review Public Health. 2005;26:341-65.


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