Dartmouth SYNERGY: Improving Community Health Through Local Research Partnerships

With their SYNERGY Community Engagement Research Pilot Award, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, PhD (left), a research assistant professor of anthropology at Dartmouth and at The Dartmouth Institute, and Sara Kobylenski, MSW (right), executive director of the Upper Valley Haven, are working together to improve mental health care in the region.

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Since 1988, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice has been working to find solutions to some of the most challenging problems in health care delivery. Our goal is to help create an affordable, high-performing health system for everyone.

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About 30% of the nation's spending on health care is unnecessary

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or more of all litigation claims are based on breakdown in communication

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MRI use among women with newly diagnosed breast cancer has increased tenfold in the last decade without evidence that it improves outcomes

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