ER doctor creates program to curb gun violence among black youth; Former U.S. Representative talks healthcare reform, mental health treatment;

News From Around the Web

> A Chicago and New York City-based emergency room doctor grew tired of treating young, black patients for gun-related injuries, so he founded the Kings Against Violence Initiative in Brooklyn to give at-risk youth alternatives to street violence, reports NewsOne Now. Article

> St. Luke's University Health Network in eastern Pennsylvania and the local Lehigh National Heritage Corridor have partnered for the Get Your Tail on the Trail program, which is designed to promote exercise, according to an article in The Washington Post. Article

> Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy tells Hospitals & Health Networks that the "secret sauce" of healthcare reform is effective mental health treatment. Article

Health Finance News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has decided to tweak its emerging Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program to allow shared savings accountable care organizations to participate. Article

> The healthcare sector added a total of 45,700 seasonally adjusted jobs in May, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was even better than the April performance, when the sector added 44,200 jobs. Article

And Finally… For the 'guin. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.