GW Professor Shares Insights on Factors that Make Cities Healthy

Y. Tony Yang Y. Tony Yang was an advisor for rankings that peg Washington, DC in the #5 spot.

Publication Details How Medical-Legal Partnerships Can Promote Public Health and Health Justice

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are a powerful tool for promoting public health and health justice that can both improve low-income families’ health and effect policy change at the institutional and community levels, according to an article published in Public Health Reports.

The Case for a Public Health Infrastructure Fund

By investing an additional $13 per person per year, the U.S. could create a public health infrastructure that comprehensively protects our nation’s health, experts say.

Study Suggests Medicaid Patients Value Physicians’ Recommendations Regarding Smoking Cessation

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A new study finds that Medicaid patients who are smokers give better ratings to physicians and plans that offer more support and advice about cessation. The research suggests that both clinicians and Medicaid managed care plans can improve their efforts to motivate Medicaid patients to quit smoking.

How Pay for Success May Work with Medicaid to Promote Public Health

New research provides insights into how the innovative “Pay for Success” (PFS) financing model could be used in interventions aimed at Medicaid populations. The analysis, one of the first investigations into the potential of PFS for Medicaid recipients, suggests that the approach could help fund the implementation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions that help avoid emergency department visits—if legal and regulatory barriers can be overcome.