Professor Leighton Ku and MPH student Victoria Thompson authored the report, “Data Note: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Access to Preventive Care for Adults,” on how Medicaid fosters use of preventive services for adults, released by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
HPM Students Win Prize in Cleveland Clinic Case Competition
Three students in the MHA program of the Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management won 3rd place in the Fourth Annual Cleveland Clinic MBA/MHA Case Competition. The GW team, consisted of first-year students Colin McMillan and Lexi Martins, and second-year student Khang Vuong.
New Report Forecasts Major Shortfall in Community Health Center Revenues
A new report by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is forecasting that community health centers would face a $48 billion shortfall in total revenues between 2018 and 2022 if Congress moves to repeal some key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and separately fails to renew the Health Centers Fund before it is set to expire in September 2017.
Brian Bruen and HPM Team Author Report for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) published a summary report on state Medicaid programs’ management on high-cost Hepatitis C medications, which was authored by several researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management. The report highlights the key findings of a MACPAC-funded study that involved analyses of drug utilization and expenditure data, publicly available documents outlining state policies, and interviews with state officials.
Ellen Lawton Co-authors American Journal of Public Health Article
Lead Research Scientist Ellen Lawton, along with Jack Tsai, PhD, and Darlene Jenkins, DrPH, co-authored, “Civil Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships Needed by the Homeless Population.” The article was published online ahead of print for the American Journal of Public Health, January 19, 2017.