Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
A course or method of action selected to guide and determine present and future decisions.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
A course of action or principle adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual that concerns human interactions with nature and natural resources.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The status of health in urban populations.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
The status of health in rural populations.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Guidelines and objectives pertaining to food supply and nutrition including recommendations for healthy diet.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Decisions for determining and guiding present and future objectives from among alternatives.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
A system of government in which there is free and equal participation by the people in the political decision-making process.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
All organized methods of funding.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
Individuals responsible for the development of policy and supervision of the execution of plans and functional operations.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
The exertion of a strong influence or control over others in a variety of settings--administrative, social, academic, etc.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.
Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Prohibition against tobacco smoking in specific areas to control TOBACCO SMOKE POLLUTION.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, to guide and determine present and future decisions on population control by limiting the number of children or controlling fertility, notably through family planning and contraception within the nuclear family.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.
An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.
A large or important municipality of a country, usually a major metropolitan center.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The study of the social determinants and social effects of health and disease, and of the social structure of medical institutions or professions.
Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
Laws and regulations pertaining to the field of dentistry, proposed for enactment or recently enacted by a legislative body.
Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.
Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.
A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.
Place or physical location of work or employment.
Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
A process whereby representatives of a particular interest group attempt to influence governmental decision makers to accept the policy desires of the lobbying organization.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
The study, based on direct observation, use of statistical records, interviews, or experimental methods, of actual practices or the actual impact of practices or policies.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.

The use of targets to improve the performance of health care providers: a discussion of government policy. (1/4865)

The aim of this discussion paper is to examine the advantages and drawbacks of employing targets, or performance indicators, to improve the performance of those delivering health care services. The paper is based on an examination of two target-setting policies initiated by Government: the 1992 Health of the Nation strategy and the 1990 General Practitioners' Contract. It is argued that the introduction of both the General Practitioners' Contract and the Health of the Nation have indeed been accompanied by improvements in performance, however, there are a number of problems with targets. They tend to focus on those things that are most easily measured, and they may foster complacency on the part of providers who have already achieved upper target limits, and defensiveness on the part of those performing badly. National targets may skew local priorities; they may also be unrealistic and unattainable for particular, less privileged population groups. They may serve to widen inequalities in health, and can exacerbate the 'inverse care law' by encouraging providers to direct their efforts at the more advantaged sections of society, where such efforts are more likely to pay off in terms of overall improvements in the target level achieved. Finally, the achievement of some targets will not necessarily result in better health outcomes. The paper concludes that a target-setting approach to improving the quality of care must be based on the use of appropriate indicators, and must take account of differences between more and less advantaged sections of society.  (+info)

Cancer mortality by educational level in the city of Barcelona. (2/4865)

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between educational level and mortality from cancer in the city of Barcelona. The data were derived from a record linkage between the Barcelona Mortality Registry and the Municipal Census. The relative risks (RR) of death and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) according to level of education were derived from Poisson regression models. For all malignancies, men in the lowest educational level had a RR of death of 1.21 (95% CI 1.13-1.29) compared with men with a university degree, whereas for women a significant decreasing in risk was observed (RR 0.81; 95% CI 0.74-0.90). Among men, significant negative trends of increasing risk according to level of education were present for cancer of the mouth and pharynx (RR 1.70 for lowest vs. highest level of education), oesophagus (RR 2.14), stomach (RR 1.99), larynx (RR 2.56) and lung (RR 1.35). Among women, cervical cancer was negatively related to education (RR 2.62), whereas a positive trend was present for cancers of the colon (RR 0.76), pancreas (RR 0.59), lung (RR 0.55) and breast (RR 0.65). The present study confirms for the first time, at an individual level, the existence of socioeconomic differences in mortality for several cancer sites in Barcelona, Spain. There is a need to implement health programmes and public health policies to reduce these inequities.  (+info)

Making Medicaid managed care research relevant. (3/4865)

OBJECTIVE: To help researchers better understand Medicaid managed care and the kinds of research studies that will be both feasible and of value to policymakers and program staff. The article builds on our experience researching Medicaid managed care to provide insight for researchers who want to be policy relevant. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We draw four lessons from our work on Medicaid managed care in seven states. First, these are complex programs that differ substantially across states. Second, each program faces common challenges and issues. The need to address common design elements involving program eligibility, managed care and provider contracting, beneficiary enrollment, education, marketing, and administration and oversight provides a vehicle that researchers can use to help understand states and to provide them with relevant insight. Third, well-designed case studies can provide invaluable descriptive insights. Such case studies suggest that providing effective descriptions of state programs and experience, monitoring information on program performance and tradeoffs, and insight on implementation and design are all valuable products of such studies that have considerable potential to be converted into policy-actionable advice. And fourth, some questions demand impact studies but the structure of Medicaid managed care poses major barriers to such studies. CONCLUSIONS: Many challenges confront researchers seeking to develop policy-relevant research on managed care. Researchers need to confront these challenges in turn by developing second-best approaches that will provide timely insight into important questions in a relatively defensible and rigorous way in the face of many constraints. If researchers do not, others will, and researchers may find their contributions limited in important areas for policy debate.  (+info)

Excess capacity: markets regulation, and values. (4/4865)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the conceptual bases for the conflicting views of excess capacity in healthcare markets and their application in the context of today's turbulent environment. STUDY SETTING: The policy and research literature of the past three decades. STUDY DESIGN: The theoretical perspectives of alternative economic schools of thought are used to support different policy positions with regard to excess capacity. Changes in these policy positions over time are linked to changes in the economic and political environment of the period. The social values implied by this history are articulated. DATA COLLECTION: Standard library search procedures are used to identify relevant literature. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Alternative policy views of excess capacity in healthcare markets rely on differing theoretical foundations. Changes in the context in which policy decisions are made over time affect the dominant theoretical framework and, therefore, the dominant policy view of excess capacity. CONCLUSIONS: In the 1990s, multiple perspectives of optimal capacity still exist. However, our evolving history suggests a set of persistent values that should guide future policy in this area.  (+info)

Provider attitudes toward dispensing emergency contraception in Michigan's Title X programs.(5/4865)



he pill in Japan: will approval ever come?  (+info)

Latino children's health and the family-community health promotion model. (7/4865)

A majority of Latino children in the US live in poverty. However, unlike other poor children, Latino children do not seem to have a consistent association between poverty and poor health. Instead, many poor Latino children have unexpectedly good health outcomes. This has been labeled an epidemiologic paradox. This paper proposes a new model of health, the family-community health promotion model, to account for this paradox. The family-community health promotion model emphasizes the family-community milieu of the child, in contrast to traditional models of health. In addition, the family-community model expands the outcome measures from physical health to functional health status, and underscores the contribution of cultural factors to functional health outcomes. In this paper, we applied the family-community health promotion model to four health outcomes: low birthweight, infant mortality, chronic and acute illness, and perceived health status. The implications of this model for research and policy are discussed.  (+info)

Disease eradication and health systems development. (8/4865)

This article provides a framework for the design of future eradication programmes so that the greatest benefit accrues to health systems development from the implementation of such programmes. The framework focuses on weak and fragile health systems and assumes that eradication leads to the cessation of the intervention required to eradicate the disease. Five major components of health systems are identified and key elements which are of particular relevance to eradication initiatives are defined. The dearth of documentation which can provide "lessons learned" in this area is illustrated with a brief review of the literature. Opportunities and threats, which can be addressed during the design of eradication programmes, are described and a number of recommendations are outlined. It is emphasized that this framework pertains to eradication programmes but may be useful in attempts to coordinate vertical and horizontal disease control activities for maximum mutual benefits.  (+info)

Four sets: 1. Policy framework; 2. Regional strategy for appropriate health care technology; 3. Policy formulation and implementation; 4. Country situation analysis. This set of four books proposes a macro policy and is designed to serve as a stem policy and to provide a framework for the operation and technical policies still to be developed by individual countries. It is part of a proposed interregional approach aimed at producing a complimentary set of guidelines and documents to assist countries in health care technology policy formulation and implementation. They cover the development of a regional strategy for health technology management, health technology management policy formulation, and guidelines for conducting a country situation analysis for health technology management ...
The core functions of public health stresses the importance of assessment in meeting the substance of public health, which are disease control and health promotions. The assessment component of the public health core function is achieved through the joint effort of epidemiology and biostatistics. Health policy ensures that public health services are provided for the populations in need of such services. The understanding of the populations in need depends on the magnitude of the health problems and the existing resources to address such problems. Therefore findings from epidemiologic studies should serve as the building blocks for health policy formulation and implementation. In the light of this, unless policy formulation builds on health research findings that utilized sound epidemiologic principles and methods in their designs and reality in their statistical modeling of the data, health issues will remain unaddressed appropriately in our nation. ...
Newt Gingrich has to be one of the most interesting figures in recent political history. His soul lives at the intersection of public policy, politics and history. Because he has been on so many sides of history and policy, political insiders greet his entry into the presidential primary campaign as Harold Stassen-ish. I am among them, having entered the Senate the same time Newt entered the House 30-plus years ago. I dont know Republican House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan, but I admire his leadership talent and regret his decision not to run for the Senate from Wisconsin. It would raise the level of health policy discourse substantially in that august body.. Barack Obama is undoubtedly making presidential history. Given the many policy challenges he has had to take on since January 20, 2009, plus the one he chose to take on - health policy reform, aka PPACA, theres no question he is in a unique place in history today. But, it is the Republicans - the Party of No on Obamacare - that ...
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has started to prepare mental health policy strategy. The strategy would extend to the year 2030. The objective of the strategy is to ensure that mental health work will continue in a goal-oriented manner.. The mental health policy strategy will include a programme for suicide prevention.. An expert group has prepared proposals for five focal areas of mental health policy guidelines:. ...
Downloadable (with restrictions)! This paper introduces an approach to the study of optimal government policy in economies characterized by a coordination problem and multiple equilibria. Such models are often criticized as not being useful for policy analysis because they fail to assign a unique prediction to each possible policy choice. We employ a selection mechanism that assigns, ex ante, a probability to each equilibrium indicating how likely it is to obtain. We show how such a mechanism can be derived as the natural result of an adaptive learning process. This approach leads to a well-defined optimal policy problem, and has important implications for the conduct of government policy. We illustrate these implications using a simple model of technology adoption under network externalities.(This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that takes a macro perspective on health policy issues. Identify how problems become policy issues and how these issues
A system and method for utilizing data mining to generate a policy document or to revise theory within a policy document. A data base of unknown events is mined for application to the development of a system management policy document. The results of the data mining of the database of unknown events are automatically incorporated into a policy document, subject to user approval, to produce a new policy document or an updated version of an existing policy document.
Opinion - The book, Public Policy Formulation In Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects (Klamidas Communications Limited, Abuja; 2017) is based on the text of a lecture delivered by Dr. Bukar Usman at the Executive Intelligence Management Course with the topic Policy Formulation in Nigeria at the Institute for Security Studies, Bwari, Abuja. The lecture approached public policy formulation from constitution-making perspective. The lecture was followed by interactive sessions with both participants and faculty members.
Several healthcare policy discussions that intertwine with COVID-19 response efforts, such as government regulation, surprise billing, price transparency, consolidation, value-based care, coverage expansion and more.
Objectives The aim of the present study was to document Australian policies on the physical health of people with mental illness and evaluate the capacity of policy to support health needs. Methods A search of state and federal policies on mental and physical illness was conducted, as well as detailed analysis of policy content and the relationships between policies, by applying the World Health Organization Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 as an evaluative framework. Results National policy attention to the physical health of people with mental illness has grown, but there is little interconnection at the national and state levels. State policies across the country are inconsistent, and there is little evidence of consistent policy implementation. Conclusions A coherent national health policy framework on addressing co-occurring physical and mental illnesses that includes healthcare system reforms and ensuring the interconnectedness of other relevant services should be prioritised. ...
As discussed in my email to python-dev, Im planning to add the new header parsing to Python 3.3 as a provisional extension, by adding a (set) of policies that are clearly marked provisional in the documentation. In order for this to work, I first need to make certain enhancements to the Policy framework that I previously committed to default. When reviewing the patch, please start with the architecture.rst file in the Lib/email directory, which provides an overview of the changes and the plan. The primary changes are to add some new policy hooks that feedparser, message, and generator call. These hooks are then implemented on the renamed default policy (now called compat32) in such a way as to replicate the behavior of Python 3.2. The other significant change is that Message objects now have a policy. In order to accommodate this, this patch adds policy propagation logic. That is, if you pass a policy to feedparser, then all the Message objects it creates get that policy. And when you ...
The Center for Health Policy integrates health policy education and research at Harris, mobilizes resources in health policy from throughout the University of Chicago, and serves as a platform for collaboration with best-in-class US and international schools. Through rigorous and innovative training and cross-national experiences, the center aims to develop a new class of healthcare leaders that carry global policy visions and are best prepared to answer challenges in health policy formulation and implementation.. Teaching in health policy at Harris is provided through its masters and PhD programs and a unique partnership with Chicago Booth School of Business and the School of Social Service Administration through the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. Some executive courses are taught in condensed formats appropriate for busy professionals who seek training outside of traditional degree programs. Harris offers a wide variety of health policy courses: Comparative Healthcare ...
APTAs public policy priorities for 2013-2014 were posted this week on APTAs website for members and public audiences, representing issues to which APTA will direct its efforts in the 113th Congress and federal agencies. Initially adopted by the Board of Directors in November 2012, the priority list has been adjusted to reflect implications of the fiscal cliff legislation and sequestration, such as the multiple procedural payment reduction (MPPR) and a Blue-Ribbon Commission report on the future of rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health.. Every 2 years, APTA, through its Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, develops public policy priorities by gathering extensive member feedback on the issues that matter to your practice and patients. The committee will continue to update and revise the priorities as challenges and opportunities emerge over the next 2 years.. This list does not include all issues for which the association is advocating to advance physical therapy ...
APTAs public policy priorities for 2013-2014 were posted this week on APTAs website for members and public audiences, representing issues to which APTA will direct its efforts in the 113th Congress and federal agencies. Initially adopted by the Board of Directors in November 2012, the priority list has been adjusted to reflect implications of the fiscal cliff legislation and sequestration, such as the multiple procedural payment reduction (MPPR) and a Blue-Ribbon Commission report on the future of rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health.. Every 2 years, APTA, through its Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, develops public policy priorities by gathering extensive member feedback on the issues that matter to your practice and patients. The committee will continue to update and revise the priorities as challenges and opportunities emerge over the next 2 years.. This list does not include all issues for which the association is advocating to advance physical therapy ...
Financial policymakers and international standard-setters met virtually with private-sector executives to discuss international policy responses to COVID-19 pandemic.
HOMELESSNESS: HEALTH POLICY CONTEXT FROM A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE Martin Gibbs Health Inequalities Unit Department of Health Public Health Homelessness Session Birmingham 19 October 2011. Policy context - Homelessness a key priority. Slideshow 6852313 by briar-thomas
The evolution of the World Health Organizations policy response to the HIV/AIDS crisis by Zeeshan A. Rana; 1 edition; First published in 2006
Join us tonight as we discuss ObamaCare (aka The Affordable Care Act), and other healthcare policy issues with distinguished guests Wendell Potter (Author, DEADLY SPIN: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans) and Rick Ungar (Political pundit and contributor). Survivor spotlight on young adult colon cancer survivor Alma Hachey.
Jenkins, R., McDaid, David, Brugha, T, Cutler, P. and Hayward, R. (2007) The evidence base in mental health policy and practice. In: Knapp, M., McDaid, David, Mossialos, E. and Thornicroft, G., (eds.) Mental Health Policy and Practice Across Europe: the Future Direction of Mental Health Care. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series. Open University Press, Maidenhead, U.K., pp. 100-125. ISBN 0335214673 ...
Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Mossialos, Elias (2007) Mental health policy and practice across Europe: an overview. In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Mossialos, Elias and Thornicroft, Graham, (eds.) Mental Health Policy and Practice Across Europe. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies series. Open University Press, Buckingham, UK, pp. 1-14. ISBN 0335214673 ...
The results of the other reward scheme established by the Paediatric Regulation - paediatric-use marketing authorisation (PUMA) - are no more encouraging. PUMAs incentivise companies to develop a product exclusively for paediatric use based on a drug whose patent protection has expired, by making the holder eligible for a 10-year market monopoly and possibilities of exemption from certain fees. However, in the five years since the Paediatric Regulation came into force, the PUMA process has provided very little benefits to children: only one PUMA has been granted, and for a medicinal product that Frances National Authority for Health rated as representing only a minor therapeutic advance over existing therapies ...
A study of whether government policies and marketing issues impact organ donations in the United States. - While organ donations such as hearts, lungs and ...
In response to the election of Donald Trump to the United States presidency, Amnesty International released the following statements.. Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: President-elect Trump has provoked grave consternation at many points throughout his election campaign, and raised serious concerns about the strength of commitment we can expect to see from the United States towards human rights in the future. He must now put this behind him and both reaffirm and abide by the United States obligations on human rights, at home and abroad.. Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, said: In the lead up to this weeks election, the United States has witnessed disturbing and, at times, poisonous rhetoric from President-elect Trump and others. This rhetoric cannot and must not become government policy. The xenophobic, sexist and other hateful remarks made by Trump have no place in government.. President-elect Trump must publicly commit to ...
Ontario and the Green Economy. On May 9th, in Toronto, The Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, Corporate Knights and Sustainable Prosperity organized a half-day symposium entitled Ontario and the Green Economy. The second panel of the day, Policy Framework for the Green Economy, featured Stewart Elgie, Chair, Sustainable Prosperity; Gerry Butts, President, World Wildlife Fund and Hon. John Wilkinson, Ontario Minister of Environment.. ...
Responding to these challenges, the Jefferson College of Population Healths (JCPH) Health Policy program prepares graduates to assume policy analysis and advocacy roles in healthcare provider organizations, integrated healthcare delivery systems, government offices, academic institutions, health services research firms, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and community-based or advocacy organizations.. The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy provides foundational knowledge in health policy analysis. The Master of Science in Health Policy (MS-HP) prepares graduates to be health policy leaders and managers, who possess advanced analytic skills for problem identification and actionable policy solutions ...
Amy Kapczynski, professor of law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. International trade deals once focused primarily on tariffs. As a result, they had little direct effect on health, and health experts could reasonably leave their details to trade professionals. Not so today. Modern trade pacts have implications for a wide range of health policy issues, from medicine prices to tobacco regulation, not only in the developing world but also in the United States. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a case in point… (6/10).. ...
1/ Includes resident deposits with commercial banks denominated in foreign exchange. 2/ Includes revenue from special funds. These include the Pension, Employment, Road and Health Funds (the later until August 1997). Privatization revenue is excluded. 3/ Deficit on a commitment basis (excluding external grants) minus government investments. 4/ National accounts statistics suffer from serious methodological problems, including, inter alia, inconsistent adjustments for the informal economy. For 1995, investments of the non-government sector include a significant revaluation of fixed assets following the hyperinflation of 1993/94. 5/ Excluding transfers; (-) means current account deficit. 6/ Includes debt to the National Bank of Georgia. ...
A method and apparatus is described for receiving a new policy tree at a network element in a network. The network element stores a current policy tree of classes for quality of service of packets being processed by the network element. Classes of the current policy tree are compared with the classes of the new policy tree. Classes of the current policy tree are selectively deleted and classes of the new policy tree are selectively added to the current policy tree based on the comparison of the classes.
As acknowledged by the World Health Organization, by a number of governmental institutions, and patient associations, the effective management of health-related problems depends on and requires appropriate public health policies. A public health policy may have a significant effect on the prevention and early diagnosis and early treatment of several diffuse and debilitating conditions including, for instance, cognitive decline.. The management of such health problems and their consequences through public health policies can benefit from the analysis of heterogeneous data (e.g., collected from modern IoT sensors as well as from standard clinical trials). Big Data Analytic techniques enable the investigation of specific health problems, their possible relations to other comorbidities and contextual factors, and patterns of such relations.. The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects concerning the adoption of Big Data ...
Environmental and Social Assessment and Management Framework and Resettlement Policy Framework - Executive Summary (English Laguage ...
The National Rural Health Alliance develops health policy with the guidance of our Council, made up of representatives of our 34 member bodies, a representative of friends and co-opted members with special expertise. Follow our health policy development process, our published positions and our submissions to Government and other stakeholders. We promote our views on health policy through news and media releases and in our publications. ...
The National Rural Health Alliance develops health policy with the guidance of our Council, made up of representatives of our 34 member bodies, a representative of friends and co-opted members with special expertise. Follow our health policy development process, our published positions and our submissions to Government and other stakeholders. We promote our views on health policy through news and media releases and in our publications. ...
The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy framework represents the Victorian Governments approach to managing existing and potential invasive species across the whole of Victoria
The Importance of Chemistry in Policy Formulation, National and County Planning: Some reflections on soil pH and its importance in planning the utilization of land resources.. By Timothy W. Mwangi. 11th May,2017. *The author is a physical planner in the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning. The views expressed in this article are personal and do not reflect the position of the National Executive .. BACKGROUND. In a statement to the Senate delivered on 2nd April 2015 the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries stated The Government procured 18750 tons of DAP in 2015. The Ministry is aware that no DAP fertilizer was supplied to Kitale National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB) depot in Trans Nzoia County. This is because according to soil tests conducted in 2013 and launched by His Excellency the President in February 2014, DAP was not recommended for Trans Nzoia unless accompanied by agricultural lime. The reason for this being this county is largely ...
The Report Stem Cell Therapy Market in Asia-Pacific to 2018 - Commercialization Supported by Favorable Government Policies, Strong Pipeline and Increased Licensing Activity provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. -
Engendering National Statistical Systems For a Knowledge-Based Policy Formulation UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) - World Bank Institute 2007-2009 New Delhi, August 10, 2007. Gender-sensitive and sex-disaggregated data are critical :. Why Gender Statistics?....
This collection of documents on health policy has been developed to support the work of researchers, policymakers, community members, and stakeholders who wish to contribute to greater access to quality healthcare through research and evidence-based policy development. In South Africa healthcare funding mechanisms-, particularly national health insurance, are being researched and debated widely and this is reflected in the materials included in this section.
The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) is co-leading and co-funding Canadas participation in the 2014 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy (IHP) Survey with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation supporting independent research on health policy reform and a high performance health system. The Commonwealth Fund and its international partners conduct a survey in 11 countries that helps measure and monitor health system performance over time. In 2014, the survey focused on Older Adults. ...
Two of the most important health policy trends of the twenty first century are the emphasis on integrated care and the focus on establishing policy frameworks for improving health outcomes. Although there are important connections between these developments, they have taken place largely independently of each other. The focus on health care integration has been on service design, organisational collaboration and alignment of funding mechanisms at the local and jurisdictional level. At around the same time, considerable interest in the measurement and monitoring of health outcomes has been driven by international organisations and researchers seeking to compare health system performance internationally. This also draws on concerted efforts to understand how changes in population health outcomes are attributable to health system activities [1]. Over recent years, this interest in health system improvement or performance is beginning to influence national health policy settings, particularly as it ...
November 2016. In the Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration and Congress, TFAH presents key strategies for improving the health of Americans. The report calls for a new approach to health by prioritizing improving health and addressing major epidemics in the United States.. Its time for a sea change from our current sick care system to a true health system, where we focus on preventing disease and improving quality of life, said Richard Hamburg, Interim CEO and President of TFAH. In the Blueprint, we highlight high-impact policies that could help spare millions of Americans from preventable health problems and save billions in avoidable healthcare costs - if we make them a priority. The report highlights pressing crises and how investments could yield positive returns on investment by adopting proven health strategies. For instance:. ...
NASA has released a new policy that seeks to streamline management and development processes for research teams that seek to offer investigation proposals for high-risk space projects that cost less than $150 million.. The agency said Friday the new policy for Class D missions will take effect on Jan. 1, and aims to leverage research activities involving small satellites.. The new policy includes amendments to the Class D regulation NASA issued in 2010 such as reduction in documentation requirements and modifications to process approvals and reviews.. The regulation also seeks to encourage proposers to take risks, concentrate on mission design and implementation and reduce management overhead.. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASAs science mission directorate, said the policy could help advance technological innovation and commercial partnerships.. This new strategy should increase the cadence and invention potential for future low cost missions, he added.. Class D missions ...
For where no law is, there is no transgression Romans 4:1 President Obama s most immediate foreign policy challenge is to determine how to deal with the recent Israeli action in Gaza, and with the broader conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century from University of Virginia. This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed ...
Andrew,. I am happy that you appreciate diagreements, because I really do disagree. You have the strong policy recommendations in your title, so you should be able to back them up. But all you really have is a rather vague seems that some policy implications are involved. If that is all you can actually argue, you should retract the earlier allegations. The irony is that you make strong allegations without much basis in a piece in which you criticize just that. If what you provide is - by your own admission - not necessarily strong recommendations (though this has a slight aftertaste of snark, if I am not mistaken), you should not anchor your piece on them being exactly that.. But I even doubt the recommendations part. There are three instances in which I see policy relevance (as claimed by Tol), one in the negative: a) whatever initial benefits (of warming) there are (not), they are sunk and thusly not policy relevant; b) total damage estimates are bad and uncertainty is huge and skewed ...
The Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup will assess the current mental health needs of California students and gather evidence to support its policy recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the California Legislature.
For twenty years, the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) has built a reputation in promoting good governance and developing key institutions. The Schools programs have made significant contributions in advancing the discussion for policy reforms and innovative solutions that strengthen key democratic institutions like elections, political parties, legislature, bureaucracy, and accountability institutions. As part of the strategic engagement in advancing policy reforms, ASoG established the Ateneo Policy Center in 2017. The Ateneo Policy Center is a think tank that serves as the research and public policy unit of the School. The Center is tasked to respond to emerging political, economic, and social issues by producing cutting-edge policy research, providing technical assistance to public and private sector actors engaged in reforms, and hosting evidence-based policy discussions to support political, economic, and social reforms. Guided by its framework that policies that promote inclusive ...
Harvard University professor Alberto Alesina finds that increases in government spending are associated with lower growth, while stimulus based on decreases in personal and business taxes are associated with higher rates of economic growth. In addition, Alesinas work suggests that reductions to government spending are an important part of reducing fiscal deficits following a recession ...
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In order to achieve a learning health care system in which quality and effectiveness of health care are improved as costs are lowered, leveraging electronic health record data for purposes beyond treatment and payment will need to become easier and more widespread. This paper explores the current legal and policy challenges associated with secondary use of electronic clinical data, including those inherently relying on Institutional Review Board (IRB) review, and discusses a number of strategies that early health IT-adopters have employed to address them. The paper closes by noting potential changes to federal research rules that could ease restrictions on research in the future and by raising one additional policy challenge - support for health services research infrastructure - that, if unresolved, could create obstacles to further progress. ...
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico provides expertise in health policy issues that you cannot get anywhere else. It is home to leading experts on health policy, nursing, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science and journalism. It is also the only research institution dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities helping to shape the future of our nations health and health care.. The Centers research, outreach activities and other resources are designed to assist policy makers and other leaders to make more informed health policy decisions at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. Through its scholars and research activities, the Center provides decision-makers with analysis, informed recommendations and innovative solutions that bring an evidence-based understanding to the health issues facing Latino and American Indian populations and other ...
Earlier today, the New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed S2676/A4389, which would establish a state-level Health Insurance Assessment (HIA). With a state-level HIA, New Jersey will raise over $200 million in annual revenue - at no new cost to insurance companies - to invest in initiatives to make health care more affordable in the states new health care exchange. In response to the passage of this bill, New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) releases the following statement. Brittany Holom, Senior Policy Analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective:. With the passage of this bill, New Jersey is solidifying itself as a national leader in protecting the Affordable Care Act and keeping health coverage affordable. The Health Insurance Assessment will provide ample resources for New Jersey to expand health coverage, lower the number of people who are uninsured, and address racial disparities in access to care. These are necessary steps to build a stronger and more equitable state where all residents can ...
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The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics. While there are any number of healthcare-related podcasts and other online programming these offerings typically present a vested interest viewpoint. My podcasts are produced independently, i.e., without any conflicts of interest and moreover are intended to help you better understand the inter-section between research and policy analysis and political realities. Among other topical areas this podcast will address: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Other federal Medicare and Medicaid health care issues Federal health care regulatory oversight, moreover CMS and the FDA Healthcare research Private sector healthcare delivery reforms including access, reimbursement and quality issues Public health issues including the social determinates of health Listeners are welcomed to share their program comments and suggest programming topics. Comments made by the
101272 avhandlingar från svenska högskolor och universitet. Avhandling: Social differentials in health among lone mothers in different policy contexts : financial difficulties and employment status in relation to health.
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Chinas HIV/AIDS policy progress displays a long-term stagnancy followed by a sudden revolution. This article utilizes multiple theoretical tools to interpret this policy progress. It identifies four phases of Chinas HIV/AIDS policy process: (1) institutional endurance interpreted by path dependence from historical institutionalism; (2) deinstitutionalization explained by Olivers antecedents of deinstitutionalization; (3) the radical shift interpreted by Kingdons agenda-setting theory; and (4) reinstitutionalization and diffusion of institutional theory. This study demonstrates the utility of creative borrowing-employing multiple theoretical tools to harness the strengths of each. Doing so reveals that a countrys past experience with similar policy issues, the perceived political and moral legitimacy of existing policies, and a countrys existing political interests can exert resistance to change. In the presence of multiple pressures for change, policy entrepreneurs who can identify ...
Although the Great Recession affected numerous countries around the world, few were as profoundly impacted as Ireland. In the depths of the crisis, real gross domestic product collapsed by 10 per cent, and unemployment ran to almost 15 per cent, priming the context for the Irish government to implement radical policy decisions across a number of areas. Most significant for researchers was the implementation of the Irish governments National Research Prioritisation Exercise policy, which marked the end of what had been a strategy to build a broad base of expertise in higher education. In its stead stood a narrow view of research for economic outcomes. Almost 10 years later, the government adopted a more rounded strategy, Innovation 2020. So, what do these different approaches tell us?. In the wake of the crisis, a series of reviews commenced that sought to redraw the higher education landscape, one of which was the governments policy of research prioritisation. Its overarching objective was to ...
This paper studies the effects of fiscal policy response in 118 episodes of systemic banking crisis in advanced and emerging market countries during 1980-2008. It finds that timely countercyclical fiscal measures contribute to shortening the length of crisis episodes by stimulating aggregate demand. Fiscal expansions that rely mostly on measures to support government consumption are more effective in shortening the crisis duration than those based on public investment or income tax cuts. But these results do not hold for countries with limited fiscal space where fiscal expansions are prevented by funding constraints. The composition of countercyclical fiscal responses matters as well for output recovery after the crisis, with public investment yielding the strongest impact on growth. These results suggest a potential trade-off between short-run aggregate demand support and medium-term productivity growth objectives in fiscal stimulus packages adopted in distress times.
As the social and economic costs associated with mental disorders continue to rise, policymakers and mental health administrators are faced with dwindling budgets and the need for expanded and improved services. This ambitious new work offers a thorough examination of these difficult policy issues, together with studies of the population groups affected and the programs and facilities designed to serve them. Written by twenty-nine specialists in the field, it provides analyses of recent empirical findings and a thoughtful review of the challenges that lie ahead. The first two chapters examine central policy concerns and the elements that make up the mental health service system. Epidemiological analyses focus on problem populations such as the chronically mentally ill, the elderly, children, minorities, and substance abusers. Mental health policy development is next explored. Specific topics covered include the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, the creation of community mental health ...
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To be comprehensive and effective, policy frameworks for addressing invasive species need to address a number of levels including the pathways by which invasive species are introduced, the legal sector that has jurisdiction over the movement and/or use of those species, and geographic scale of the movements (e.g., country to country, local site to site). Regulation of pathways for the introduction of invasive species is a critical approach for prevention efforts, but requires coordinated action across a range of different sectors or fields of policy and law. Different fields of international law and policy related to invasive species have differing weights or cache with regard to their implementation and enforcement. International environmental agreements offer a range of voluntary guidelines and tools specific to the management of invasive species, but these measures are often non-binding or lack enforceability. In contrast, trade agreements have significant compliance requirements, but historically
Tendency to adhere to provider-recommended treatments and subsequent pain severity among individuals with cancer Anthony Jerant1, Peter Franks1, Daniel J Tancredi2, Naomi Saito3, Richard L Kravitz41Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA; 2Department of Pediatrics, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA; 3Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USA; 4Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, USABackground: Patients general tendency to adhere to health care provider-recommended treatments is associated with a number of health outcomes, but whether it influences pain severity over time among individuals with cancer
RECEIVING DEVICE, BROADCASTING SYSTEM, RECEIVING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A receiving device includes: a policy data storing unit configured to store a policy level table and an output determination table, the policy level table indicating, for each content, a policy level representing a level of a method of displaying windows for a broadcast and an application, and the output determination table indicating, for each policy level, a method of displaying windows for a broadcast and an application; an application execution unit configured to execute an application; a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive a broadcast signal; a policy level comparing unit configured to read from the policy level table stored in the policy data storing unit, a policy level associated with the content included in the broadcast signal received by the broadcast receiving unit; and a policy mediation unit configured to read from the output determination table stored in the ...
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by a team that includes IHPI members looks at the controversy surrounding how quickly sepsis must be treated.. Using data from 185 hospitals on patients with sepsis and septic shock, researchers found that faster administration of care was linked with lower mortality.. The study team included Michigan Medicine researchers and University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation members Hallie Prescott, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, and Theodore Iwashyna, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of internal medicine.. Both time to antibiotics and time to three-hour bundle completion were associated with lower risk-adjusted mortality. For every additional hour of delay in these treatments, odds of mortality increased by 4 percent.. This is the largest study to date looking at time to antibiotics in sepsis treatment, Prescott says. It was made possible as a result of patient-level data collected in New York ...
COVID-19 led to major policy changes impacting how healthcare is delivered and reimbursed, but only some of these new policies will endure in coming years. On this episode of the After the Curve podcast, our colleagues from McDermott+Consulting join us to discuss how the pandemic has changed the conversation leading up to the November presidential election and how key policy issues will evolve in the months and years to come. McDermotts Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Tullio is joined by Eric Zimmerman, Mara McDermott and Jessica Roth to discuss topics surrounding the pandemic-induced policy shifts, including:. ...
Course Overview: The TMC Health Policy Institute Health Policy course is an inter-institutional, inter-professional introductory health policy course for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students.. The Health Policy Institute will produce 13 seminar sessions (see topics below.) Each session will be led by an individual from a TMC member institution, and will select 3-4 others from TMC member institutions to participate in the seminar, to include diverse, inter-professional perspectives from local experts in the form of panel discussions, debates, and other interactive teaching modalities. Recommended pre-session readings will be provided ahead of time to course participants. The course is organized in three parts: (1) Policy Institutions and Processes (2) Policy Topics in US Health Systems issues (3) Emerging Topics & Controversies in Health Policy.. Course Leadership and Evaluation: Each participating institution will have a local course director who will be responsible for planning ...
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM - This Thursday, February 25, an important panel discussion will explore national mental health policy, while discussing mental health policies in New Mexico with its unique populations. Panelists also will review decisions made during the NM 2010 Legislative session that impact mental health care in the state.UNMs Health Sciences Library and the UNM Psychiatry Departm
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Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre. He has been teaching and researching in social policy for over thirty years. He has written widely on social policy, the voluntary sector, social security, poverty and social exclusion, and anti-poverty policy.. Hilary Arksey is a consultant and freelance researcher. Her main research interests lie in the area of community care, particularly informal or family care-giving. She has both published extensively in this area and undertaken studies for governmental and other agencies.. Rob Baggott is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the author of many publications on health policy. His research interests include health care reform, public health, and patient and public involvement.. Marian Barnes is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Science at the ...
Certificate Training in Mental Health Policy and Research @ TC. Teachers College, Columbia University, January 9-13, 2017 at Teachers College For more information: In collaboration with the Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge, UK, the Global Mental Health Lab at TC, is organizing a five-day certificate training Institute in early Spring (i.e., January 9-13, 2017 at Teachers College) where participants will develop skills to generate research and learn about ways in which mental health evidence-based practices inform and impact social policy. Specific focus areas will include, but not be limited to: understanding and identifying policy levers, impact writing, designing infographics for policy and message delivery, using applied practice-based sessions and culminating in a final day of outcome presentations. Certificate of Training will be jointly awarded by Teachers College, Columbia University and University of Cambridge, UK upon successful ...
Policy-making is a dynamic process involving the interplay of various factors, with power, one of its core components, at the heart of every policy process [1]. Fundamental to any policy process are the roles of the actors. The actors influence the process through their knowledge, experiences, beliefs and power [1]. Although power has a profound role in policy-making, empirical evidence suggests that health policy analysis has paid only limited attention to the issue of power in low and middle income countries [2]. Further, power is rarely examined because this is difficult, requiring a combination of empirical evidence and theorising. The definition of power is ambiguous too, especially when it is used in operational terms for research [3]. Dhal [3] states that the way power is defined and understood has implications in policy-making. There are conflicting views on power dynamics, including on the common assumption that power is and should always be top-down.. Many of the debates around policy ...
Module PGZ2225 (1 ECTS) contains the practical Skills relevant for public health policy making and is linked with module PGZ2025 Public Health Policy. General principles applied to local settings. This module contains two practical skills trainings (Practicing policy making skills: part 4 and 5; parts 1 to 3 are part of the module itself, see module description of module PGZ2025).. Overall training coordinator is Dr. G. Klabbers, department of Health Ethics and Society, tel. 043-3881128, email [email protected] As a health promoter it is of great importance to develop specific skills that enable you to collaborate in teams. During all courses in the Bachelors Programme of Prevention and Health the topic of collaboration will be highlighted. This will be done using different working formats, like training sessions, games and reflection assignments. In this course, training 4 is is about negotiation and collaboration skills in policy development. In this training, ...
As our regular readers know, we have recently made changes to our daily reports on health policy and HIV/AIDS. Our health policy report has found a new home on Kaiser Health News where it has been expanded and improved upon and is now being regularly updated with multiple editions and news alerts published throughout the day. Our new Global Health Policy Report anchors our recently launched Global Health Gateway on, where it provides daily updates on global health issues, including HIV/AIDS. As of today, we will no longer be producing a separate domestic HIV/AIDS report. Instead, we will provide coverage of domestic HIV/AIDS policy issues through our Daily Health Policy Report on Kaiser Health News. To subscribe to Kaiser Health News Daily Health Policy Report and/or the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, please login to your profile - If youd like to contact us, please email [email protected] ...
The Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Credit Crisis of the 2000s had similar causes but elicited strikingly different policy responses. It may still be too early to assess the effectiveness of current policy responses, but it is possible to analyze monetary and fiscal policies in the 1930s as a natural experiment or counterfactual capable of shedding light on the impact of recent policies. We employ vector autoregressions, instrumental variables, and qualitative evidence for a panel of 27 countries in the period 1925-1939. The results suggest that monetary and fiscal stimulus was effective - that where it did not make a difference it was not tried. The results also shed light on the debate over fiscal multipliers in episodes of financial crisis. They are consistent with multipliers at the higher end of those estimated in the recent literature, consistent with the idea that the impact of fiscal stimulus will be greater when banking system are dysfunctional and monetary policy is ...
Based on the Providing Breastfeeding Support: Model Hospital Policy Recommendations (PDF), the online toolkit provides additional references as well as resources and web links to assist hospitals in addressing its policies. These are designed to give basic information and guidance to prenatal professionals who wish to revise policies that affect the breastfeeding mother. Rationale and references are included as education for those unfamiliar with current breastfeeding recommendations. When no reference is available, the interventions recommended are considered to be best practice as determined by consensus of the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition . ...
The era of health systems strengthening can be dated to a ministerial summit held in Mexico City in 2004, which resulted in the Mexico Statement on Health Research and signaled the emergence a new era for global health. It called on national governments to commit more funding to research on health systems and other funders of health research to support a substantive and sustainable program of health systems research aligned with priority country needs [1].. This call came shortly after the launch of large-scale disease-specific initiatives to address HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, and just as global mobilization began in earnest to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). At least three major factors aligned to drive a shift in attention and resources to health systems strengthening: realization that weak health systems impede the achievement of health MDGs, growing evidence on the adverse effects of global health initiatives on national health systems, and the recognition by global ...
United States (USA) Nicosia Ambassador Judith G. Garber explained the foreign policy priorities of Joe Biden government at the seminar held by Near East University. Judith G.
Discussion paperInternational agreements have underpinned a focus on gender stereotyping as a policy priority for over thirty years. A policy focus on gender stereotypes on the European level can be observed in the work of a number of EU institutions, including the European Commission, European Parliament and the European Council.
PUBPOL 570: Foundations of Social Policy Winter 2019. Professor Bill Zumeta. Mon-Wed. 4-5:20 PM in Condon 110B. This new course is an introduction and overview of the broad field of social policy (within the U.S. primarily but with some comparative framing). It is designed for Evans MPA students in the new Social Policy Program Option but other interested students, including PhD students and students from other departments, are welcome to enroll. The seminar-style course will provide an overview of structural factors affecting the nature and evolution of social policies in the U.S. as well as some coverage of recent developments in demography, the economy, inequality and politics that are affecting social policy issues and policymaking today.. We will consider the role of specific policy analysis tools and instruments in the social policy sphere and offer an integrated overview of American approaches in the various specific policy areas that fall under the broad umbrella of social policy ...
Principals,. The Student Wellness Policy was recently approved for implementation. First steps in implementing this policy is to identify a school site wellness coordinator and determine a meeting time for your site wellness council (wellness can also be added to the agenda of an existing meeting). This year the Assessment Services Department and the Nursing and Wellness Program have combined the annual designation required by both departments on one online form, which can be found here.. Below is a copy of the approved memo regarding the student wellness policy.. The policy can be found on the districts website under Nursing and Wellness/Wellness Policy and Framework. TO: ...
Mental health policies in Europe have been driven, in recent years, by two key documents: The Mental Health Declaration (WHO 2005) and the European Commission Green Paper (2005). As such, these important papers have paved the way towards the development of a European Mental Health Pact (European Commission 2008) in which policy-makers and stakeholders are urged to act upon European, national and local policies and implement key measures to enable the prevention of suicide and depression, improvement of mental health in youth, older people and in working places. ...
in Health and Medicine LA. Investigation and analysis of new medical and health technologies in the changing environment of health and medicine and how they affect policies for healing and prevention of illness and disease. Emphasis is given to the discourse of the body as a machine, its impact on health policies, and the effect of new technologies on relationships among health care providers, patients, and their families. Subjects include biotechnology, cloning, the Internet, digital medicine, and eugenics. 3 credits. (S,Y). HPS-20500 Critical Health Issues SS LA 1b. Examination of the health workforce, medical education, medical specialization, the rising cost of care, voluntary and governmental health insurance, health care delivery systems, and health care for the poor. 3 credits. (F-S,Y). HPS-20600 Health Services Site Visits NLA. Students tour at least five health service sites to see a variety of facilities. Meetings and discussions with administrators and clinicians are arranged. Some ...
Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health until August 2011. He recently served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. He is also a breast oncologist.. Dr. Emanuel received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in political philosophy from Harvard University and has published widely on health care reform, research ethics, and end-of-life care. His book Reinventing American Health Care examines the history of the U.S. health care system, the Affordable Care Act, and health care predictions for the future. Its sequel, Prescription for the Future, was released in June 2017. Dr. Emanuel also serves as a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT in ...
This chapter provides a brief overview of skill‐selective immigration policies in the main destination countries and of the major shifts in these policies that have been recently observed. First, it outlines the main approaches to selecting highly skilled immigrants. Second, it describes the main features of these approaches in countries which have a long tradition in selecting highly skilled immigrants, that is Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA. Third, it describes the approach of the EU in entering the talent contest, particularly the blue card recently adopted by the European Council. Fourth, it discusses the changes in the immigration policies of some of the main destination countries in the EU. Finally, it presents the results of a survey of government officials on the use of skill‐selective immigration policies carried out by the United Nations.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Choice of Antibiotics in Hospital Practice According to Sensitivity Test versus Antibiotic Policy Recommendations. AU - Rodríguez, D.. AU - Vallano, A.. AU - Castel, J.M.. AU - Cucurull, E.. AU - Arnau, J.M.. AU - Saladié, F.. AU - Del Valle, O.. PY - 1997/2/1. Y1 - 1997/2/1. M3 - Article. VL - 52. SP - 48. EP - 48. JO - European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. JF - European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. SN - 0031-6970. IS - 0. ER - ...
Rhiannon Birch, Director of Strategic Insights and Planning at the University of Derby, observes how the recent deluge of HE policy papers has brought contrasting reactions and opinions on how the sector should engage with government proposals.. A couple of weeks ago, Nicola Owen wrote for this Blog on the avalanche of policy papers which had emerged from the DfE. With the sheer quantity of policy thrown at the sector, its been interesting to observe how responses have percolated through, and this weeks news provides some points for comparison.. One way of responding to a policy deluge is to think about the sectors positioning and its options to influence future policy development. In terms of a direct approach to policy engagement, Stephen Meeks piece on the Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) highlighted that the relationship between research and policy making has mattered more than ever in the past year, and outlines how policy networks can facilitate direct engagement with ...
Ambassadors briefed on Africas health policy direction Pledge to support the 2016 Global Fund Replenishment efforts. Washington, D.C., October 5, 2015 - African Union Ambassadors meeting Friday were briefed on the progress in the implementation of AU health policy frameworks that are due to expire at the end of December and the next steps in achieving universal health access. The meeting comes in less than a week after world leaders meeting in New York adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that supersede the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The ambitious goals will address the unfinished business of health related MDGs and lay a solid foundation to put the world on a path to sustainable development and end poverty within an ambitious 15 years timeframe. Sustaining health and education gains is key in our collective efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals said H.E. Daouda Diabate, Ambassador of the Republic of Cote DIvoire to the United States of America.. Goal ...
My current research looks at the impact of politicization - political control by elected officials over bureaucracy - on policy formulation in health care. In a comparative case study of France and Turkey, I examine how different forms of political control affect the way in which health policies are formulated and health outcomes are shaped. My dissertation asks two main questions: What explains variation in public bureaucracies performance under similar institutional settings facing politicization? And how do different forms of politicization inform policy advisory roles of expert-bureaucrats and shape policy outcomes in health?. Drawing on policy documents and more than 60 in-depth semi-structured interviews with high-ranked bureaucrats in the ministries of health in France and Turkey, my dissertation hypothesizes that a politicized bureaucracy can take several forms and its effects can vary across institutional settings, policy stages and policy fields.. Therefore a general statement about ...
This roundtable series was commissioned by Human Resources Development Canada to solicit multi-sectoral input on Canadas social policy development goals.. ...
According to the International Energy Agency, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are expected to increase by 120% from 2000 to 2050, largely as a result of a projected three-fold increase in the number of cars worldwide. Without major changes in urban development investments and policy -especially in fast developing countries like China and Brazil-transport emissions are projected to skyrocket, jeopardizing any attempts to stay within a two-degree warming scenario. Beyond greenhouse gases, many transportation system indicators have been moving in the wrong direction, with increasing air pollution, road crash deaths, congestion, and time and money wasted on inefficient mobility.. ITDP has long advocated at the international level to strengthen political will to address climate change, accelerate sustainable development, and increase development finance for low-carbon and equitable transport. In decades of work at the international policy level, ITDP has leveraged hundreds of billions of ...
[email protected] Washington, DC -- Jan. 9, 2012 -- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) announced today the formation of a Higher Education Act Reauthorization Task Force. As the 2013 Higher Education Act expiration approaches, the Task Force will consult with NASFAAs membership and other important groups and agencies to develop recommendations to the NASFAA board on policy issues and specific statutory changes in the federal student aid programs and their delivery systems.. The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, authorizes the major federal student aid programs. These programs are to be reviewed and reauthorized by Congress every five years.. NASFAAs Reauthorization Task Force has been reconvened at the request of policymakers, who recognize the important role financial aid practitioners have to play in helping craft federal aid policy, said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. We are pleased to partner with lawmakers to help set policies ...
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  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 6, 2019 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee titled "Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access. (
  • Domestic funding around $63 billion in FY 2018 (the new cap is $579 billion) and $68 billion in FY 2019 (the new cap is $597 billion) will be provided for medical research, community health centers, combating the opioid epidemic, and infrastructure projects. (
  • Conceptual models can help show the flow from health-related policy development to health-related policy and program implementation and to health systems and health outcomes. (
  • Evidence-based policy relies on the use of science and rigorous studies such as randomized controlled trials to identify programs and practices capable of improving policy relevant outcomes. (
  • Methodological challenges to produce evidence on policy outcomes present a significant barrier to mobilising policy actions for health equities. (
  • This review aims to examine methodological approaches to policy evaluation of health equity outcomes and identify promising approaches for future research. (
  • We found a growing number of a wide range of policies being evaluated for health equity outcomes using a variety of research designs. (
  • Despite longstanding challenges of attribution in policy outcome evaluation, the majority of the studies attributed change in physical or mental health outcomes to the policy being evaluated. (
  • Marmot M, Commission on Social Determinants of H. Achieving health equity: from root causes to fair outcomes. (
  • Just as women face unique health challenges, many policymakers recognize that promoting women's health and preventing disease can improve health outcomes and quality of care, and reduce costs. (
  • In particular, I want students to understand core concepts in environmental health science and gain an analysis of regulatory and policy decisions that influence individual and community level health outcomes. (
  • Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and ability to create and transform health systems and improve population health outcomes at the state level, nationally and internationally. (
  • EPI's Health Policy Research team analyzes the U.S. health care system through the lens of low- and moderate income families' living standards, with special attention to employer-sponsored health insurance, the burden of health costs, and disparities in access and outcomes. (
  • Chemistry for Better Health summarises the outcomes of the third annual Chemical Sciences in Society Summit in 2011, which focused on advances in chemistry for modern medicine. (
  • The department's organizing principle is that research must inform health policy, health promotion, and clinical care, with the aim of improving oral health outcomes. (
  • This role focuses on influencing national and international policies and frameworks in order to deliver health systems that are effective and deliver improved health outcomes for all. (
  • REACH - Driving Better Health and Lower Costs Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH program has invested in evidence based programs that close gaps in health outcomes for racial and ethnic groups. (
  • I am glad some in Congress are gearing up efforts to rewrite the decades-old framework, because a smart, risk-based regulatory structure can lower costs, improve health outcomes, and foster innovation that creates jobs. (
  • Improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S. is a top priority for hospital and health systems. (
  • Our degree programs give students the tools they need to achieve their career goals, improve the quality of care, and develop strategies to advance population health. (
  • Our researchers uncover the truth about what's working in health care, what's not and why - using the insights they've gained to develop innovative new models of care. (
  • Programs like My Health LA and Healthy San Francisco are innovative approaches to providing health care to undocumented immigrants in California, said Faculty Associate Paul Dourgnon during today's health policy seminar. (
  • In this brief interview , she discusses generational differences in mental health needs, need among the aging homeless, and workforce challenges to providing mental health care. (
  • The Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program examines the economic impacts of health care policies and programs. (
  • From local public health interventions, to statewide efforts to improve Medi-Cal, to national debates on health care financing, HEER staff provide analysis, conduct evaluations and offer expertise to policymakers and others concerned with health care costs. (
  • The Health Disparities Program examines the unique health concerns of populations challenged by inequities in health and health care quality along racial, ethnic, age or socio-economic lines. (
  • There are many categories of health policies, including global health policy, public health policy, mental health policy, health care services policy, insurance policy, personal healthcare policy, pharmaceutical policy, and policies related to public health such as vaccination policy, tobacco control policy or breastfeeding promotion policy. (
  • They may cover topics of financing and delivery of healthcare, access to care, quality of care, and health equity. (
  • Most political debates surround personal health care policies, especially those that seek to reform healthcare delivery, and can typically be categorized as either philosophical or economic. (
  • Philosophical debates center around questions about individual rights, ethics and government authority, while economic topics include how to maximize the efficiency of health care delivery and minimize costs. (
  • Many governments around the world have established universal health care, which takes the burden of healthcare expenses off of private businesses or individuals through pooling of financial risk. (
  • In some jurisdictions and among different faith-based organizations, health policies are influenced by the perceived obligation shaped by religious beliefs to care for those in less favorable circumstances, including the sick. (
  • In carrying out our responsibility to share fully our data and analyses, we are making available summaries of staff responses to recent requests for data on health, determinants of health, health care access and use, and other topics of current interest. (
  • NEA strongly supports access to quality, affordable, and comprehensive health care coverage for all residents of the United States. (
  • It takes time and experience to evaluate health care options with different premiums, copays, and deductibles. (
  • And it takes time and expertise to analyze health care laws and policies that affect when and how you're covered. (
  • We work closely with NEA's national governmental affairs, legal, and other teams to support you as you make important health care choices. (
  • common tax-advantaged accounts that help you cover your health care costs. (
  • This video, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, breaks down important insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks, and explains how individuals purchase and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs. (
  • This brief and side-by-side tables reviews the key health issues that are likely to have a direct impact on women's health as well as their access to coverage and care, and summarizes the presidential candidates' stated positions and records on these issues. (
  • A reconfigured Supreme Court with a 6:3 conservative majority would have implications for a host of cases involving health policy issues, including the Affordable Care Act, abortion rights, Title X family planning funding, Medicaid work requirements, Medicaid enrollees' free choice of provider and more. (
  • This interactive tool provides state profiles on women's health and access to care. (
  • Our mission - advising policy makers and informing public and private stakeholders and citizens on how to address demands for more and better quality health care - is particularly important with public budgets under strain. (
  • Most OECD countries have endorsed, as major policy objectives, the reduction of inequalities in health status and the principle of equal access to health care based on need. (
  • The OECD is responding to this rising interest with a range of projects looking at (i) mental health care policies and reforms, (ii) the link between mental ill-health and work, (iii) health care quality aspects, and (iv) the impact of education, skills and mental ill-health. (
  • The OECD is a global leader in collecting, reporting and benchmarking health system performance and health care quality indicators. (
  • Health Affairs , Health Care Financing Review , Health Services Research , Journal of Health and Social Behavior , Journal of the American Medical Association , Milbank Quarterly , International Journal of Health Services , New England Journal of Medicine , and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law . (
  • A recent, comprehensive text, Understanding Health Policy (Bodenheimer and Grumbach 1998), though written by physicians and with a clinical orientation, is nonetheless critical of chronic systemic tensions and inequalities in U.S. health care delivery. (
  • Nonetheless, an expanded topical definition of health policy analysis, following from the recent political and cultural tumult over changes in health care, is conducive to research in several vibrant research genres in sociology, including political economy (see, e.g. (
  • RAND continues to use COMPARE to assess proposed revisions to the ACA, other health care legislation, and proposals to replace the ACA. (
  • We also use a complementary model- Health Care Payment and Delivery Simulation Model (PADSIM) -to better understand provider responses to changes in payment policy. (
  • The latest volume of Health Policy Developments analyzes the efforts that countries undertake to ensure and regulate access to health care services. (
  • Primary care ranks high on the health policy agenda in many countries, as does the search for more appropriate ways of organizing health care delivery in terms of quality, efficiency, and responsiveness to patients' needs. (
  • Reinhard Busse is professor and department head for health care management at Technische Universitat Berlin. (
  • They will discuss the importance of postpartum care in decreasing maternal mortality and increasing long-term health for mothers. (
  • Dr. Abate will examine current trends/developments/policies in respect to diabetes prevention and care. (
  • The opioid epidemic is a symptom of deeper, systemic problems in health care of individuals suffering from pain and addiction. (
  • Has Child Care Policy Finally Come of Age? (
  • The department's proposed rule could devastate the health care of millions of immigrants. (
  • Instead, it damages international progress toward expanding health-care services, especially for women and girls in developing countries. (
  • The former Health and Human Services secretary who spent his political career trying to cut back health-care coverage for millions of Americans won't suffer much once he lands on his feet. (
  • What to do about health-care markets? (
  • The rise in chronic diseases not only has serious consequences for the nation's health and health care systems, but it also significantly contributes to health care costs. (
  • Eighty-six percent of U.S. health care spending is on people who have chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (
  • According to a 2013 report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, women make 80 percent of the health care decisions in their families. (
  • The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What Is It and How Will It Change Health Care? (
  • 2008-08-20T00:39:43-04:00 Five organizations announced their joint efforts to make health care reform the top domestic priority for the next president and Congress. (
  • It features "Harry and Louise," the iconic couple from ads used to combat a health care proposal in 1993-1994. (
  • Five organizations announced their joint efforts to make health care reform the top domestic priority for the next president and Congress. (
  • Ron Pollack spoke about health care reform and the Taxpayers' March on Washington taking place later in the day. (
  • The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. (
  • The HPC's mission is to advance a more transparent, accountable, and equitable health care system through its independent policy leadership and innovative investment programs. (
  • The HPC's goal is better health and better care - at a lower cost - for all residents across the Commonwealth. (
  • This course associates the role of a leader and manager in provider and payer health care settings with real-world business knowledge and skills. (
  • It aims to better equip present and future health care managers in order to lead, plan effectively, anticipate challenges and marshal resources. (
  • Students will gain an appreciation for the complexities of management and leadership in challenging health care situations. (
  • Concepts will be discussed briefly with the greater emphasis on the development of the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in today's changing health care environment. (
  • In addition, one session is devoted entirely as a workshop on provider-payer health care negotiations. (
  • This course combines didactic and case study approaches to the fundamentals of nonprofit accounting, with emphasis on health care institutions. (
  • This course describes how money works in health care. (
  • It presents a variety of useful analytic techniques and skills, and then explores various ways to use money to shape more accessible, affordable, and effective health care. (
  • We examine current financial crises and managerial problems in health care along with alternative ways to remedy them- and also to advance both financial and clinical accountability for equitable and affordable care. (
  • Using case examples that illustrate basic principles, students develop strategies to improve human resources practices through job analysis, selection, training, compensation, and employee relations, while developing an awareness of the unique aspects of the health care workforce that affect human resource management in such settings. (
  • It's fashionable these days, particularly in Washington, to argue that the best way to improve the quality and restrain the cost of health care is to make the market for health care more like the market for everything else. (
  • It's also fashionable for opponents of free-market health care to caricature the case for market-based reform. (
  • But he does employ a favorite straw man of those who oppose market-based reforms: that the case for markets "rests on the belief that health care is -- in most respects -- like any other product. (
  • As Charles Phelps writes in his leading textbook Health Economics , health care markets face challenges such as extensive government intervention, uncertainty, asymmetries of information, and externalities. (
  • Also, health care is scary, involving life-and-death decisions. (
  • What makes health care unique is how many of these factors converge in one place. (
  • 2018-05-02T19:37:42-04:00 Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar addressed the annual World Health Care Congress. (
  • He talked about his department's efforts to create a health care system that would allow patients better access to their records and potentially lower the costs of procedures and prescription drugs. (
  • He added that lowering the cost of medicine and promoting research would help transform the health care industry. (
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar addressed the annual World Health Care Congress . (
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar delivered remarks on free market principles in health care. (
  • This paper reviews the public sector role in the provision of health care. (
  • A second role of the government is to correct distortions in markets for medical care and health insurance. (
  • This Policy Brief examines chapter 10 of the National Broadband Plan, which relates to health care. (
  • The 34-county Southern Ohio Health Care Network (SOHCN) is governed by a board comprised of six members representing the three largest health care providers (HCPs)in the original service area, led by the Adena Health System. (
  • Region Chiefs and Councilors are expected to develop expertise on legislative, political, and regulatory issues in order to serve as a two-way communication pathway between Fellows at-large and the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, and to mentor future members of other health care committees. (
  • Starting in fall 2017, this new concentration, which was approved earlier this month by Tennessee Board of Regents, will prepare graduates for advanced practice and leadership positions in public health and health care settings, as well as for faculty positions in academic institutions. (
  • DH policies are designed to improve on existing arrangements in health and social care, and turn political vision into actions that should benefit staff, patients and the public. (
  • The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity. (
  • Cross-border patient care and exchanges of services are another example of the importance of interregional cooperation - working across borders, and bringing health across borders. (
  • In the case of the 'Healthacross' project, it is not only about working across borders and bringing health care across borders, but for the cities of Gmünd in Lower Austria and České Velenice in South Bohemia which lie across the Austria/Czech Republic border, it can in some instances mean the difference between life and death. (
  • Similarly, Austrian patients like to use certain health care services on the Czech side of the border, such as the modern dialysis unit in Jindřichův Hradec, and the comprehensive rehabilitation services. (
  • In order to address these differences the project aims to improve cross-border cooperation, improving emergency care response times and providing better access to health care in general across the border region. (
  • Improved cooperation will also help in developing common quality standards for the health care sector, eliminating obstacles and simplifying patient transfers, thus ensuring continuity of care and guaranteeing the EU's fundamental freedoms for all patients. (
  • Promoting the exchange and joint utilisation of know-how and best practices, will in the long term, help in establishing a joint cross-border system for the health care sector. (
  • In order to provide functioning cross-border health care and cooperation in the health sector, the project has had to address the joint development of long-term structural plans for regional health care. (
  • For the EU, a particularly urgent issue is the funding of health care services between Member States with significant wage gaps. (
  • How religious communities in the United States are providing free health care and overcoming anti-immigrant sentiment. (
  • But he knows how impossible it is for many to afford health care in Indiana, where 1 in 10 adults have no health insurance and many more are underinsured (deductibles and copays leave them unable to afford medicines and care). (
  • Soon, the Hoosier Crescent Foundation was seeing patients who had previously been unable to afford health care. (
  • The Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research was founded in September 1996 to develop a multifaceted program of research, teaching, population-based care, and community service focused on evidence-based practice. (
  • the goal of improving oral health must be an integral component of the mission of our health care system. (
  • The facts are hard to ignore: rising rates of chronic disease, epidemic obesity and diabetes, a widening longevity gap between rich and poor, health care "reforms" at odds with patient interests. (
  • It has become increasingly clear that changes in the existing health care system will not be sufficient to maintain and improve our health at this historical juncture. (
  • The pressure for policy innovation shifts from a focus on the health care system to a reorganization of how we approach health in 21st century societies. (
  • This change calls for new mechanisms through which we conduct health policy and it calls for an inclusion of many actors in the policy process: health care providers, policy makers from many sectors, communities, consumers, patients and the private sector. (
  • Policy Innovation for Health adds important new voices to the health care debate, and its vision will inspire professionals in health policy, health administration, health economics, and global health, as well as graduate students planning to enter these rapidly changing fields. (
  • Rachel Maddow reports on the extreme positions of President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Health and Human Services Department, Rep. Tom Price, whose ideas on health care are, in some cases, even outside of the Republican mainstream. (
  • Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (
  • I attended a recent event at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Speaker Carl Heastie and Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the proposed Republican health care plan ["Bailing on GOP bill," News, July 18]. (
  • His post is worth reading in full, but the gist is this: There are things to like about Gingrich and Goodman's proposals, but if this is the best Republicans can do on health care, they've got a long way to go. (
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. (
  • Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy. (
  • Specific policy issues include government pricing and reimbursement, health technology assessment, health care financing, and trade-related market access barriers. (
  • The office works to advance innovative models to improve access to health care that are effective in improving health and are cost efficient. (
  • Isabel Clark , MA, RD Senior Consultant, HIV/STD Prevention & Care Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). (
  • The course offers a broad introduction to the legal aspects of American health care, through an in-depth analysis of selected contemporary issues at the intersection of health care and legal systems. (
  • The course attends to how and why the law came to be (legal policy), how it is used (legal process), and how it affects the shape, cost, and quality of health care in America (legal impact). (
  • Part A emphasizes "private" law topics-the legal environment within which the private participants in health care interact with each other. (
  • This course presents a comprehensive view of modern issues at the intersection of health care and law, with an emphasis on improving understanding and synergy between the professions. (
  • The module will cover seminar topics related to health-care issues. (
  • Assesses the major models for provision and financing of health care in the U.S. and the world today. (
  • Students gain an understanding of the health policy process and how health care is financed as well as learn to evaluate health policies according to range of criteria for cost, quality, and equity. (
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of organizing and financing health care are considered. (
  • Medical ethical issues in health-care policy at the national and global level are also discussed including allocation of scarce medical resources, compulsory public health measures, clinical research in the developing world, and cross-cultural medical practice. (
  • May conduct site visits to assess operations and costs of health care programs. (
  • For the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the rates of people not enrolled in health insurance have stagnated or increased. (
  • It examines these topics by bringing together influential work on social values together with current policy dilemmas in the fields of health and the environment, including such matters as the limits of justifiable state interference in the unhealthy choices of individuals, the justice of priority setting in health care and the obligations of current citizens in respect of climate change. (
  • Davidson Goldin was disappointed when he learned in September that his small business's health-care plan was being discontinued. (
  • President Barack Obama on Thursday said he would allow insurers to extend by one year those policies they had canceled for failing to meet the health-care law's. (
  • WSJ's Janet Hook explains why Congressional Democrats finally ran out of patience with the White House over the Obama health-care rollout: The website's problems hurt lawmakers' standing with voters, but the insurance cancellations were especially damaging. (
  • The California Health Care Foundation, based in Oakland, has taken a less blunt tack since opening its Sacramento office, where it employs a former legislative health expert who helps ensure that the foundation's research topics are relevant to legislative agendas. (
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives patients the new right to be informed about the privacy practices of their health care providers, as well as rights with respect to their own protected health information. (
  • As health care providers, we are required to distribute a notice of our privacy practices to our patients. (
  • Clark University Health Services is a contracted service through UMass Memorial Health Care. (
  • UMass Memorial Health Care is an organized health care arrangement (OHCA). (
  • Protected health information (PHI) is any information about your past, present, or future health care, or payment for that care that could be used to identify you. (
  • When you visit a UMass Memorial facility, we use and disclose your protected health information to treat you, to obtain payment for services and to conduct normal business known as health care operations. (
  • Health care operations - Medical information is used to improve the services we provide, to train staff and students, and for business management, performance improvement, and customer service. (
  • Revised notices will be posted in our facilities and will be available from your health care provider. (
  • Affordable, quality health care. (
  • What Is the Status of Women's Health and Health Care in the U.S. Compared to Ten Other Countries? (
  • Benchmarking U.S. health system performance against other high-income nations, and highlighting best practices from around the world, can help the U.S. face the challenge of mounting pressure of lowering health care costs while maintaining access to the latest in medical technologies, improving quality and safety, and making the health system more responsive to patients' needs and preferences. (
  • Sign up to receive e-alerts and newsletters on the health policy topic you care about most. (
  • Read full profiles of international health systems describing the role of government, how systems are organized and financed, who and what is covered, and what is being done to ensure quality of care, reduce disparities, and promote care coordination. (
  • Compare the key components of international health systems, including health insurance, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, cost containment, and more. (
  • Explore comparative data on key health system characteristics and performance indicators such as overall health care spending, hospital spending and utilization, health care access, and more. (
  • Across the globe, health care policymakers face mounting pressure to lower costs while improving the quality and safety of care. (
  • The U.S. can learn a lot by examining other health systems, their performance in relation to ours, and their health care delivery and payment innovations. (
  • Explore this site to learn more about the health care systems in 19 countries. (
  • These chartbooks use data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to compare health care systems and performance on a range of topics, including spending, hospitals, physicians, pharmaceuticals, prevention, mortality, quality and safety, and prices. (
  • The Commonwealth Fund's Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts. (
  • The Commonwealth Fund's International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program believes that despite differences in how they organize and finance health care, other countries have a lot to offer U.S. delivery system leaders and policymakers seeking new solutions. (
  • This course explores the demographic, cultural, economic, and health factors that drive political decisions about health care for older Americans. (
  • We develop policy to solve problems and manage issues in health, aged care and sport. (
  • Mobile applications are revolutionizing our lives, and they have the very real potential to revolutionize our health care system for the better. (
  • This is the reality of our nation today: Americans are using and will continue to use mobile devices and mobile apps for health care purposes. (
  • Health IT has tremendous potential to improve patient care and lower health care costs, but we can only achieve these goals well with a new regulatory framework, crafted by Congress and signed by the president, that is modern and flexible enough for tomorrow's technologies. (
  • Alumni of the Master of Health Care Innovation will form a worldwide network of problem-solvers and potential collaborators, who access and develop innovative solutions to ongoing projects to improve the health care industry's response to rapid transformation. (
  • Shape health policy development and human behavior in health care. (
  • Draw upon a global network of health policy resources as they assess and address inefficiencies to improve the processes of care and increase value of health care services. (
  • It will focus on how U.S. health policy is developed and will provide students with a general understanding of the policymaking process and debates related to major U.S. health care legislation. (
  • JOHNSON CITY (Jan. 23, 2017) - The East Tennessee State University College of Public Health soon will begin offering its Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in Health Management and Policy. (
  • Please join the Office of the President, and the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs as we welcome Cheyenne Martin, PhD, RN, Rebecca and Edwin Gale Professor, UTMB School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, for the opening lecture of the 2018-19 Health Policy Dialogues lunch and lecture series, Wednesday, September 26 . (
  • We hope you will join Dr. Martin for a thought-provoking discussion of this remarkable legacy and relevance for contemporary clinical practice and health policy. (
  • In addition to problem sets that help students practice core scientific learning, the final project for the course is a science policy analysis of an environmental health issue. (
  • However, frequently, research evidence remains detached from practice, and there is a divide between research and policy. (
  • This highly practical and practice-based book is relevant to researchers in different disciplines and countries, and it will equip the reader with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to deliver policy-relevant research in the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. (
  • Her work in research methods for health policy and practice across these subdisciplines is represented in her OUP book, Research for Health Policy. (
  • Erica also has a strong record of community-based research and policy consultancy work, being the author of 44 applied research reports that have developed policy and practice across health and education specialities and sectors. (
  • The course stresses foundational understanding of how health law and policy is formulated and the application of health law and policy in current practice. (
  • The Researcher, Health Investment & Policy (HIP), will have primary responsibility for generating documentation and assembling evidence for exemplar community health worker programs and community health systems, as well as engagement with external stakeholders who contribute to this evidence base and community of practice. (
  • Significant knowledge of implementation science research and practice in public health, and experience using quantitative and qualitative methods to translate research into effective publications and policy briefs. (
  • This is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry and practice concerned with the organization, financing, delivery and quality of health services for individuals and populations. (
  • On the Health Economics and Policy online certificate course, you'll use economic principles and how they relate to healthcare to explore the challenges facing the industry. (
  • Health policy analysis draws on perspectives from across the social science disciplines: from anthropology and economics to political science and sociology, as well as law, medical ethics, and the applied fields of public health , public administration, and public policy. (
  • The program left me with a strong foundation in health economics as well as an appreciation for interdisciplinary research overlapping with political science, ethics, decision analysis, and more. (
  • Benjamin Sommers, Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, received a PhD in health policy from Harvard in 2005. (
  • The book will be of interest to graduate students and professionals in health policy, health administration, and health economics. (
  • Aside from a core group of specialists in health economics, the books will be accessible to general non-specialist economists and to non-economists in related areas, such as health policy, epidemiology or public health. (
  • Ask CHIS allows you to quickly search for health statistics on your county, region and state. (
  • Search our extensive database of reports, policy briefs, fact sheets and health data. (
  • Narrow your search by Policy Center or Initiative. (
  • Search Health publications by content, author, and type. (
  • The International Network Health Policy and Reform aims to narrow the gap between health services research and health policy. (
  • Even with its compromises, health reform is the most ambitious effort in decades to reorganize a big part of life around principles of justice and efficiency. (
  • The Next Big Thing in Health Reform: Where to Start? (
  • She has 40 academic journal and conference papers and presentations across diverse subdisciplines of health and allied social services: adolescent substance abuse, domestic violence and child health, youth crime prevention, healthy aging and falls prevention, chronic disease, hospital error and medical education reform. (
  • Galárraga, a health economist by training, has NIH-funded research on HIV, including projects in Ghana, Mexico, Kenya , South Africa and USA related to impact of social health insurance /health reform, cost-effectiveness analyses, and conditional economic incentives for HIV prevention and treatment. (
  • Leading sources of policy analysis are scholars in twenty to thirty university-based health policy and health services research centers and institutes and the myriad and growing number of private sector "think tanks" such as the Brookings Institution , the Urban Institute, RAND, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Project Hope, and the American Enterprise Institute. (
  • Community Health and Environmental Policy research centers, and related RAND centers. (
  • The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the May 27, 2020 hearing before the House Ways & Means Committee entitled "The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color. (
  • On July 13th, 2020 the IHSP will launch its new blog entitled, Learning from COVID: Perspectives on health & social policy - COVID and beyond . (
  • McGill University's Law School and the McGill University Faculty of Arts are delighted to announce that Professor Daniel Weinstock has been appointed to the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in civil society and public policy, effective June 1, 2020 . (
  • June 1, 2020 - Funded by the Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives initiative, a team of researchers based at the Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy, Institute for Health & Social Policy and the Montreal Neurological Institute have launched . (
  • May 4, 2020 Blog post in Psychology Today on Happiness and the CoVid Pandemic by economist Chris Barrington-Leigh , Associate Professor jointly appointed by McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment. (
  • The World Health Organization reports that every country in the world is party to at least one human rights treaty that addresses health-related rights, including the right to health as well as other rights that relate to conditions necessary for good health. (
  • She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization and Yale University. (
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 78 (‎4)‎, 475 - 482. (
  • The authors provide many concrete examples of new policy approaches and implementation from different parts of Europe and at different levels of governance, local, regional, national and European. (
  • Students will learn fundamental principles and concepts of global health policy, law, and governance. (
  • Experience and knowledge related to the evaluation of technical and design aspects of health financing and governance in community health. (
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. (
  • The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. (
  • The DrPH in Health Management and Policy is designed to be in line with the latest national trends in the organization and delivery of health services. (
  • The individual will work collaboratively across the organization and with member companies, trade associations, and other stakeholders on international market access policy priorities. (
  • The analyst may also make presentations to help a non-government organization secure funding for causes relevant to public health policy. (
  • CHIS is the nation's largest state health survey and one of the largest health surveys in the United States. (
  • As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, the National Center for Health Statistics compiles statistical information that is often used to help guide actions and policies to improve the Nation's health. (
  • The college currently houses DrPH programs in Epidemiology and in Community and Behavioral Health. (
  • Other countries have an explicit policy to ensure and support access for all of its citizens, to fund health research, and to plan for adequate numbers, distribution and quality of health workers to meet healthcare goals. (
  • There are a variety of arguments for and against universal healthcare and related health policies. (
  • Healthcare is an important part of health systems and therefore it often accounts for one of the largest areas of spending for both governments and individuals all over the world. (
  • Many countries and jurisdictions integrate a human rights philosophy in directing their healthcare policies. (
  • Alongside mechanisms such as supply and demand, you'll gain insight into healthcare financing systems and universal health coverage, and will explore the complexities of the healthcare labour market. (
  • With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy in the United States and the subsequent changes that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. (
  • An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is the first book of its kind written by physician leaders in health policy across the United States to aid doctors and students in developing an understanding of the key issues that have shaped health policy and the transformative nature of these changes on healthcare delivery in America. (
  • A number of recent policy developments have changed the way patients, physicians, and other healthcare professional's access information and healthcare. (
  • This policy brief examines the potential impact of the Application Privacy, Protection, and Security Act (APPS Act) on the mHealth and healthcare industry. (
  • The National Health Service in England provides free healthcare for all, based on need, not on ability to pay. (
  • Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, a conservative think tank based in San Francisco that favors market approaches to healthcare, said foundations risk undermining the credibility of their research by wading into policy deliberations. (
  • Integrating Health in all Policies" programs and how they can be implemented The democratization of health knowledge and the expanding role of patient participation. (
  • Epidemiological evidence on the social determinants of health inequity is well-advanced, but considerably less attention has been given to evaluating the impact of public policies addressing those social determinants. (
  • WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. (
  • Baum F, Friel S. Politics, policies and processes: a multidisciplinary and multi-methods research program on policies on the social determinants of health inequity in Australia. (
  • Addressing social determinants of health inequities: what can the state and civil society do? (
  • Finally, you'll develop a balanced view of health and social justice, allowing you to assess the inequalities and social determinants of health, and make justifiable decisions regarding fairness in the system. (
  • and improve core health determinants such as living conditions, education, and social supports. (
  • The Department publishes strategies and policies on wide ranging issues that are relevant for the NHS including modernisation, innovation, patient safety and resources for NHS managers. (
  • In response, Policy Innovation for Health argues that that we need to shift course and apply a radically new mindset to health and health policy. (
  • Ilona Kickbusch is known throughout the world for her contributions to innovation in public health, health promotion and global health. (
  • PhRMA seeks a proactive, collaborative, and action-oriented individual who is passionate about fostering public policies that encourage continued medical innovation. (
  • The Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs advances the education and research mission of the University of Texas Medical Branch by strengthening research, innovation, decision-making, and relationships in all matters related to health policy. (
  • The KidsHealth® content on this site is licensed from The Nemours Foundation and is operated and administered by The Nemours Center for Health Delivery Innovation. (
  • The KidsHealth articles, animations, and features on this site are created by the physicians, writers, editors, and graphic designers of the Nemours Center for Health Delivery Innovation. (
  • Through in-person and on-line workshops, the Health DATA Program helps policymakers, community groups and health and advocacy organizations to understand and use credible data in their programmatic and policy development work. (
  • NEA's Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Department (CBMA) works closely with state and local affiliates to secure quality, affordable, comprehensive health coverage. (
  • Health Policy Advisory Council (HPAC) The HPAC is responsible for fostering an extensive grassroots advocacy network throughout the Fellowship of the College. (
  • As a book that helps its reader to develop the blend of strategic people skills, methodological inventiveness, research entrepreneurship, creative design, and policy writing know-how that is critical to delivering useful research evidence for policy, Research for Health Policy is essential reading for anyone doing, studying or teaching health policy advocacy and research. (
  • The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Director for its International Advocacy team to develop policy positions, strategies, and analysis to improve patient access to innovative medicines. (
  • As needed, the SPO will also support related work streams, such as evidence packaging, dissemination, and advocacy projects related to community health. (
  • Sightsavers is looking for a Policy Adviser to join our Policy and Global Advocacy team to lead policy analysis and engagement on health systems. (
  • It also has much to offer postgraduate and professional development students and their educators who want to move beyond the common undergraduate focus on policy content areas and policy theory/process, to learn more advanced practical research skills for policy-making. (
  • The preferred candidate will bring substantive policy development and analytical expertise, excellent writing skills, and the ability to convey technical content in an audience-appropriate and compelling manner. (
  • This page describes the editorial policy that the KidsHealth team follows when creating content. (
  • Physicians and other health experts review all KidsHealth content before it's published on this site. (
  • A supportive policy environment will facilitate the scale-up of health interventions. (
  • The OECD regularly monitors to what extent these policy objectives are achieved, as well as the potential benefits and costs of various policy interventions that might help reduce health inequalities. (
  • You'll gain a strong foundation in epidemiology and social and behavioral theory to help you identify and analyze risk factors influencing individual and community health statuses, use health-related data to describe the distribution of disease in populations, and apply systems thinking to work toward resolving chronic disease issues and implementing health promotion interventions. (
  • Are taxes an effective mechanism for reducing the consumption of soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages, or are other health interventions appropriate? (
  • This multidisciplinary degree will prepare you for a career focused on health policy challenges that affect the lives of millions. (
  • Prior to her employment in 2004 in rural health at the University of Tasmania, she was a policy research manager in the Queensland government leading a diverse multidisciplinary research team. (
  • The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and dialogue on issues of health and social policy. (
  • It is a space for weekly commentaries on health, social, ethical, legal and environmental policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. (
  • Kathryn Kietzman is a research scien tist at the Center and lead author of a new study about the need for mental health services specific a lly for older adults. (
  • Operational policies are the rules, regulations, guidelines, and administrative norms that governments use to translate national laws and policies into programs and services. (
  • The policy process encompasses decisions made at a national or decentralized level (including funding decisions) that affect whether and how services are delivered. (
  • It also involves access to the latest information and evidence from research, including medical research and health services research. (
  • Information on women's health status, utilization of services, health insurance coverage, family planning and childbirth, and abortion statistics and policies. (
  • Health policy analysis is of increasing interest to sociologists in the areas of medical sociology and health services research. (
  • although limited, it has assured the slow but gradual accumulation of health services research knowledge. (
  • So why didn't Trump's Health and Human Services Department approve an Ohio plan to help welfare recipients get jobs? (
  • This course provides a framework for understanding, diagnosing, and taking actions to improve individual, group, and system-wide effectiveness in health services organizations. (
  • Concepts from the organizational behavior literature are applied to issues in health services organizations. (
  • This course provides students with a skills-based orientation to human resource management, especially in a public health or human services setting. (
  • For admission requirements and program information, see the "Prospective Students" tab at or email Dr. Nathan Hale, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy, at [email protected] . (
  • This series publishes recent economic research and its applications to public policy problems of health and health services. (
  • The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is committed to honoring and respecting the privacy and anonymity of the individuals using its website(s) and/or services. (
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  • We recommend that students contact faculty in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy to discuss their areas of interest and opportunities for mentored research before applying to the Health Policy PhD program. (
  • Welcome to the Department of Health Services Management and Policy! (
  • The Department prepares graduates for careers in health services management and policy. (
  • The MPH in Health Services Administration is offered both on-ground and 100% online. (
  • Eldis is hosted by the Knowledge, Impact and Policy team at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK but our services profile work by a growing global network of research organisations and knowledge brokers. (
  • We may tell your health plan about upcoming treatment or services that require its prior approval. (
  • Our policies guide our initiatives and programs which deliver activities and services. (
  • Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services convened a panel of public and private sector experts who were charged with developing recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for health IT. (
  • Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. (
  • For applicants who do not have an MPH, prerequisite course requirements include the completion of graduate courses covering theories of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health behaviors and health policy, and political and economic aspects of health (the five core courses of the MPH curriculum). (
  • Members of our workforce and our business associates may only access the minimum amount of protected health information that they need to complete their assigned tasks. (
  • Policies are created by governments and organizations where they see the issues arising in the health of their jurisdiction related to the environment. (
  • International policies involve the cooperation of several states to implement the same policy to address larger environmental issues on health like pollution and climate change. (
  • In recent years, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has devoted sustained attention to public health issues such as gun violence (Sinauer et al. (
  • Subscribe to the weekly Policy Currents newsletter to receive updates on the issues that matter most. (
  • Back in 2002, when I was Secretary of State Colin Powell's special envoy on HIV/AIDS, I learned of Rick Santorum's call for a robust role for the United States in international health, an unusual and distinctive position for a senator from Pennsylvania, where jobs and the economy are dominant issues. (
  • The framework of the document will be leveraged to assess emerging issues related to state policy. (
  • As two courses that can be taken concurrently, students can gain scientific and spatial understandings of environmental health issues as well as a policy analysis. (
  • Attendees at this session learned from national experts about the most prevalent chronic health issues driving women's mortality and morbidity. (
  • NCSL staff will provide an overview of women's chronic health issues and what may be impacting populations in your state. (
  • The health inequalities turn as a dangerous frame shift. (
  • Despite remarkable progress in health status and life expectancy in OECD countries over the past decades, there remain large inequalities not only across countries, but also across population groups within each country. (
  • In consultation with relevant internal and external stakeholders, provide day-to-day execution capacity to finalize a rigorous methodology for undertaking 4-5 case studies of exemplar community health programs. (
  • We are committed to the prevention of injury and ill health at our offices for our employees, contractors, and visitors, where we undertake several occupational health and safety measures in order to guarantee the continual improvement of our occupational health and safety management system, and development of a positive health and safety culture by engaging our stakeholders effectively. (
  • This policy represents our general intent towards health, safety and environment management, and shall be made available to all our stakeholders, internal and external, on our region's website, and upon request by any interested party. (
  • The Health Insurance Program examines key state and national trends in health insurance coverage, including employer and individual insurance, access to insurance, as well as the health and economic impact of lack of insurance. (
  • It examines how policy- makers and managers view and use money. (
  • This course examines the population and individual health systems of industrialized and emerging countries, exploring each system's historic, cultural, political, economic and demographic antecedents. (
  • This policy brief examines the impact of the Safe, Efficient, and Transparent Medical Device Approval Act (SET Act). (
  • There are multiple paradigms in and approaches to health policy analysis in schools of public policy, public health , public administration, and social work . (
  • We also explore the role of science in environmental policy-making, the enforcement of regulations, and the efforts of community groups to influence public policy. (
  • Persons in this career field typically have a post-baccalaureate degree in public health, public policy or a related field. (
  • able to present in writing theoretically informed expositions and evaluations of selected public policy areas. (
  • The Bihar Technical Support Program offers many lessons learned about innovative program design to meet a variety of critical health challenges in a large population, as well as for purposefully building capacity with the intent to transition support at a designated end date. (
  • This detailed report provides basic information about global health and the U.S. government's response to global health challenges in low- and middle-income countries. (
  • Global Health - many challenges, some directions and important EU opportunities l. (
  • Brief identifying challenges and promising strategies for addressing maternal health inequities during COVID-19. (
  • While chronic disease is the leading cause of death for men and women alike, women face unique health challenges. (
  • We explore ways that communities and policy-makers seek to address environmental health challenges. (
  • Regional policy projects across the EU are playing an active role in dealing with these and many other challenges, by undertaking projects designed to generate employment, raise educational achievement, develop renewable energy sources, boost productivity and give all citizens access to opportunities. (
  • It demonstrates the many ways in which chemistry is already underpinning breakthroughs in tackling human health challenges. (
  • Helping to fix challenges frequently encountered in health system. (
  • As a result, their health needs and challenges are just as varied and diverse. (
  • The policy seeks to address existing as well as emerging challenges related to the changes in the work environment. (
  • This tracker provides a listing of global health-related legislation introduced in the current Congress. (
  • This UTMB Health Policy Dialogue is co-sponsored by the UTMB School of Nursing. (
  • Please join the Office of the President and the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs as we welcome Pedro Gozalo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Community Health, Brown University, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Thursday, March 23, at noon . (
  • This course has been designed by faculty from the Department of Health Policy at LSE. (
  • Bringing together interdisciplinary research and teaching, the Department aims to influence and improve how health policy is designed, implemented, and evaluated. (
  • Experts and alumni from the Department have made substantive contributions to health planning and delivery on the global stage, working as policy specialists in governments, NGOs, and the private sector. (
  • Please make plans to join the Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs for our upcoming Health Policy Dialogue on Wednesday, March 28 featuring UTMB's Dr. Gary Hankins and Dr. George Saade of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology . (
  • It is an elective course in the Urban and Environmental Policy Department and will be taught for the first time in January 2014. (
  • Making and implementing policy is a key strand of the Department of Health's work. (
  • Dr. Erica Bell is Deputy Director at the University Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania. (
  • admission to the MAS Health Policy and Law program or consent of department. (
  • Re: Notice of Information Collection Under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Emergency Review: Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage APIAHF comments on the Department of State's Notice of Information Collection Under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Emergency Review: Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage regarding Form DS-5541. (
  • He also announced the launch of the "All of Us" research program that aims to collect data from over one million people in the U.S. to help researchers study health trends in various demographics. (
  • This graduate certificate is open to students from a variety of backgrounds, including all students currently admitted to the MPH/PHD Public Health Programs, working professionals in the fields related to public health, and researchers and policy makers in aging. (
  • Other jurisdictions and non-governmental organizations draw on the principles of humanism in defining their health policies, asserting the same perceived obligation and enshrined right to health. (
  • and nonprofit health organizations, who are interested in experiencing the health policy process at the federal level, are encouraged to apply. (
  • Environmental health policy is the interplay between the environment and health, and how the environment can affect human health. (
  • There are several environmental factors that can contribute to health including air quality, climate change, toxic drinking water, and toxic chemical exposure. (
  • Depending on the region the policy is in, different environmental factors are going to be addressed in the policy. (
  • Environmental health policy can be implemented at many levels of government, including the municipal, state and international levels. (
  • Developing nations take a different approach to environmental health politics than developed nations. (
  • Environmental Health Policy is the combination between the environment and the health of citizens in a defined area. (
  • When defining Environmental Health policy it is best to break down the concept into three separate groups: environment, health and policy. (
  • The environment aspect of the term refers to the ecosystems and the environmental factors that can affect human health. (
  • Health refers to the human beings ability to function successfully when environmental factors are constantly changing. (
  • Environmental Health Policy refers to the human impact on the environment, which in turn affects human health and requires policy action. (
  • One environmental factor that contributes to the health of the global community is climate change. (
  • Air pollution is another environmental factor that has been proven to be an influence on health. (
  • Rising sea levels is another environmental factor that affects the health of individuals in a given region. (
  • We are committed to not just being a leader in community health and environmental policy research, but in ensuring that our work has a positive impact on the world. (
  • This is an introductory interdisciplinary environmental health science course that will introduce students to basic concepts in environmental health such as hazard and risk as well as topics such as water access and equality, pesticides, and air quality. (
  • Utilizing case studies both locally and globally, this course seeks to provide students with a scientific understanding, policy context, and community lens into environmental health problems. (
  • Students may also enroll in Introduction to GIS that will use case studies from environmental health. (
  • A common thread running through the course is an examination of how exposure to environmental and health risks vary among different population groups, in the Los Angeles area, in the United States, and around the world. (
  • This course introduces students to environmental justice through the lens of environmental health. (
  • Gain a critical understanding and discernment of scientific, community, social, and political frameworks for understanding conflicts in the realms of science, environmental policy-making and regulation. (
  • This course is designed to provide students with core skills in environmental health in addition to teaching with case studies that will be coordinated with the Introduction to GIS course. (
  • It also houses a Ph.D. in Environmental Health. (
  • Micron is committed to environmental, health and safety (EHS) excellence as we pursue our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. (
  • The module is concerned with the way in which questions of social values intersect with practical policy dilemmas in particular in health and environmental policies. (
  • to management, customers, employees and contractors our commitment to the continuous improvement of our health, safety and environmental performance and to provide necessary resources, including training. (
  • to interested parties and to promote health, safety and environmental awareness, performance improvement and best practices throughout the supply chain. (
  • our health, safety and environmental performance and the effectiveness of our management system through process controls, including audits, and to report on our achievements to interested parties. (
  • Thus, attention must be paid to policies at multiple levels of the health system and over time to ensure sustainable scale-up. (
  • You'll also engage with policy proposals designed to address inequality in the system. (
  • We develop reliable statistics of health system performance and help countries benchmark their policies against high-performing health systems. (
  • The Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) aims to address critical information gaps and build a patient-centred view of health system performance. (
  • This is an example of an agreement used by a health system to manage personal mobile devices (BYOD) in its environment. (
  • Traneika Turner , LCSW Doctor of Clinical Social Work, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas. (
  • A variety of timely topics on the health law system and procedures/processes, such as Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage, are introduced to reinforce understanding. (
  • To describe and implement OSHA's system for managing its non-policy issuances (NPI). (
  • 1, OSHA Classification System;ADM 1-0.20,OSHA Internet and Intranet Policies and Guidelines. (
  • This Instruction establishes OSHA's system for the management of the Agency's non-policy issuances (NPI), including such supplementary guidance materials as its Letters of Interpretation (LI), and other non-policy statements issued by the Agency, and fixes responsibility for the management, clearance, and release of NPIs by OSHA Directorates, Regions, and Offices. (
  • OSHA Instruction ADM 12-0.1, OSHA Classification System, ADM 1-0.20, OSHA Internet and Intranet Policies and Guidelines. (
  • Browse the map and click on a state to view a women's health data dashboard in each of four categories. (
  • Policies that promote women's health also achieve results that extend beyond healthy women. (
  • Within the OECD, most of the work on health is carried out by the Health Division of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. (
  • When he starts later this month, Zingale will encourage policies the endowment favors, including ensuring that all children have health coverage and making doctors and hospitals focus more on disease prevention and the management of chronic ailments. (
  • Work with policy makers to implement solutions. (
  • Led by Dr. Suparna Choudhury , the Cannabis & Adolescent Brain Development (CABD) website will post summaries of the latest published research on cannabis and the adolescent brain to help policy-makers, journalists, educators and parents engage directly with neuroscience. (
  • to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation of the occupational safety and health instruments (Convention No. 155, its 2002 Protocol and Convention No. 187). (
  • The determined efforts made over recent years by the ILO and its constituents to develop a more holistic and integrated approach to the fundamental issue of occupational safety and health (OSH) culminated in the adoption of a Plan of Action for achieving the widespread ratification and effective implementation of the three OSH instruments. (
  • This Plan of Action builds on the 2003 Global Strategy on OSH, the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187), and the 2009 General Survey on Occupational Safety and Health. (
  • The Conference Conclusions outline a global strategy on occupational safety and health. (
  • They confirm the role of ILO instruments as a central pillar for the promotion of occupational safety and health. (
  • Based on a survey carried out among ILO constituents, this report is aimed at examining the impact, coherence and relevance of ILO standards and related activities in the area of occupational safety and health and to develop a consensus on a plan of action to increase their impact. (
  • to foster employee health and wellness and to prevent all occupational accidents and illnesses. (
  • When there are substantial changes to the environment, a populations health is vulnerable to potential risks. (
  • Read a Center policy brief on inclusive state policies effect on undocumented immigrants' health. (
  • Please make plans to join us for the next Health Policy Dialogue on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at noon in the Clinical Sciences Auditorium. (
  • The Society also submitted a list of clinical health professionals that could provide additional perspective to the panel discussions. (
  • The OECD monitors and evaluates key aspects of universal health coverage, and assesses the future sustainability of universal health systems. (
  • Senior Manager, Policy & Health Systems Strategy, American Medical Association (AMA). (
  • Reviews federal & state policies on coverage for abortion and estimates the availability of abortion coverage for women enrolled in private plans, ACA Marketplace plans, and Medicaid. (
  • OECD country experiences can also offer valuable lessons for other countries seeking to attain universal health coverage. (
  • What are the health coverage provisions in the House coronavirus bill? (
  • Please join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for a half-day conference examining the lessons learned from the Bihar Technical Support Program and its implications for U.S. foreign policy and assistance programs. (
  • With self-reliance and country ownership on the Washington foreign policy community's minds with USAID Administrator Mark Green's strategic transitions agenda and proposals for significant reductions in U.S. foreign assistance spending, the Bihar program offers important lessons for broader health and development programs. (
  • As the number of programs offering health and related policy training has increased, the academic respectability of such work has grown apace. (
  • Like all PhD (doctor of philosophy) programs at the School, the PhD in health policy is offered under the aegis of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). (
  • But Bush astounded his critics and supporters alike by launching a train of multibillion-dollar health rescue programs for the developing world, including the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR ), the President's Malaria Initiative , and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (
  • The current project approach is to (1) develop a framework to identify exemplar community health programs, (2) apply that framework to available data on current programs, and (3) develop a suite of case-study materials for 4-5 identified programs. (
  • For example, being able to synthesize academic and other literature regarding the cost-effectiveness of community health programs. (
  • All of our programs are nationally-accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (
  • Santorum seems determined to lay the groundwork for a global health agenda that is not only far more extensive than his competitors', but would surpass both Bush and Barack Obama in advancing U.S. interests abroad through fighting disease. (
  • Specifically, I mentioned an op-ed by Newt Gingrinch and John Goodman offering "Ten GOP Health Ideas For Obama," which included "Don't cut Medicare" as one of its proposals. (
  • In addition to working papers , the NBER disseminates affiliates' latest findings through a range of free periodicals - the NBER Reporter , the NBER Digest , the Bulletin on Retirement and Disability , and the Bulletin on Health - as well as online conference reports , video lectures , and interviews . (
  • What Will Be the Contours of the Biden Administration's Global Health Agenda? (
  • Developing nations do not always have the same access to resources to implement policies that can improve the environment and health of their citizens. (
  • Emerald Health Therapeutics wholly owns Emerald Health Botanicals, which has been granted licenses under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations to cultivate and sell medical cannabis, and to produce and sell medical cannabis oils in Canada. (
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  • Health-related policy and its implementation is complex. (
  • a comparison of implementation science and policy implementation research. (
  • The Health Visitor Implementation report published today, sets out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, which began in February 2011. (
  • Despite the health and financial costs related to chronic diseases, they are also among the most preventable of health problems. (
  • This definition is also taken to include acute and chronic illnesses, or other health conditions including pregnancy. (
  • This half-day session explored the chronic conditions that disproportionately affect women's overall health such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, migraine headaches, inflammation and osteoporosis. (

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