GW Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million by the Office of Minority Health to Study Hepatitis B-associated Liver Disease

An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B. Just one-third of people living with Chronic Hepatitis B are diagnosed. A research team from the George Washington University (GW) received a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to reduce and evaluate liver diseases attributable to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) through screening, vaccination and follow-up in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro area. The team is led by Y.

Blog: The Power of Convening and Early Lessons from Accountable Communities for Health

By Clese Erikson, Dora Hughes, Janet Heinrich, Helen Mittmann and Jeffrey Levi

 

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Health Policy Researcher Studying Opportunities and Barriers to Improving Vaccination Rates Among Medicaid-covered Children

Ali Moghtaderi, PhD, MBA, a professor of health policy and economics at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) is an active participant in a new project exploring opportunities and barriers to improve immunization rates among Medicaid-covered children and pregnant women. Funded by the U.S.

Strong GW Health Policy and Management Showing at AcademyHealth

Faculty, staff and students from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management presented cutting-edge research and policy analyses at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Conference, the nation's premier health services and policy research conference.