Blog: Welcome to GW Health Policy & Management Matters!

We are delighted that you have found your way onto the new GW Health Policy & Management Matters ( website! Our site is a source for insights and commentary about policy changes that impact public health as well as analysis and blogs on health administration and management. Like the popular HealthReformGPS website that helped policymakers and many others interested in the Affordable Care Act track the progress of its implementation, this new website will provide relevant and insightful resources for a range of audiences interested in health policy and health management.

Housed within the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, the new website reflects the reality that health policymakers and health administrators work hand-in-hand. Experts from the two disciplines must collaborate to develop and implement policy and management tools that best support the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care in a healthcare system that is undergoing great change.

GWHPMMatters tracks faculty and research staff work relating to healthcare policy and management developments that impact public health in the United States and abroad. Posts include important government reports, notable publications, presentations, and videos by and about members of the department and school. The site also features blogs with commentary written by faculty, staff, students and alumni on significant policy developments and healthcare management issues. Key areas of focus include health economics, health equity, health information technology and innovation, health services research, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the workforce that delivers health care.

We have a large volume of material on the site describing work by our faculty over the past few years, including a number of original research publications. They include an estimate of the impacts of Medicaid work demonstrations in Arkansas, Montana and Kentucky, as well as an assessment of how Kentucky’s demonstration would affect community health centers. Other posts include recommendations about how the sustained support of community health centers will support the new HIV initiative and comments filed about proposed rules, such as the so called “public charge” rule. Friend of the court briefs filed by noted public health scholars related to recent ACA-related federal and state court cases are also available on the site.

We invite you to come back regularly!

Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD
Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and
Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

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