There are now more than 330 medical-legal partnerships across the U.S. Health systems are embedding attorneys in health systems to help individual patients and underserved communities, says Joel Teitelbaum, JD, LLM in an interview with U.S. News & World Report.
GAO Report Details How State Medicaid Programs Cover Home and Community-based Care
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people needing long-term support services (LTSS) to help with routine daily activities has been growing and is expected to continue to increase. All state Medicaid programs finance coverage of LTSS. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office looks at how five states’ Medicaid programs are choosing to fund services to help beneficiaries with physical, cognitive, or other limitations to perform activities such as eating, dressing, and making meals in their homes or other community settings.
Older Adult Falls Are Costly But Not Inevitable, According to a Health Affairs Blog by GW Researchers
Each year, an estimated 29 million adults aged 65 and older fall, and a recent study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 2015 alone older adults’ falls cost $50 billion. In a recent blog in Health Affairs, GW researchers offer policy and practice recommendations for scaling up utilization of falls prevention interventions and risk assessments.
Op-Ed in the Washington Post on How the District of Columbia Can Help Improve the Health of Residents of the City’s Wards 7 and 8
The decision to close the District of Columbia’s United Medical Center, a public hospital, last December left residents in the city’s disadvantaged Wards 7 and 8 without a readily accessible hospital for the delivery of newborns. Since then, D.C. government officials have been contemplating building a new public hospital.
13 U.S. Emerging Community Health Leaders Recognized
Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) honors young professionals currently working in the field of community health. Community health centers and primary care associations nominate dedicated young public health professionals who exemplify the mission and vision of Drs. H.