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Job Loss: Eat, Drink And Try To Be Merry, Partha Deb, William T. Gallo, Padmaja Ayyagari, Jason M. Fletcher, Jody L. Sindelar 2010 Hunter College

Job Loss: Eat, Drink And Try To Be Merry, Partha Deb, William T. Gallo, Padmaja Ayyagari, Jason M. Fletcher, Jody L. Sindelar

Health Policy and Management Faculty Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Finite Mixture Models With Applications, Partha Deb 2010 Hunter College

Finite Mixture Models With Applications, Partha Deb

Health Policy and Management Faculty Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Local Health Department Funding Cuts And Impacts, Rachel Willard, Carolyn J. Leep, Gulzar H. Shah Dr. 2010 National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Local Health Department Funding Cuts And Impacts, Rachel Willard, Carolyn J. Leep, Gulzar H. Shah Dr.

Health Policy and Management Faculty Presentations

This study sought to quantify the impact of the economic recession on the budgets, workforce, and programs of Local Health Departments (LHDs) across the United States. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) conducted two on-line surveys in 2008–2009; the first conducted in December of 2008 using census design, and the second in August 2009 using a nationally representative stratified sample of 990 LHDs. Trends found in the first two surveys will be compared with a third survey to be conducted in January 2010. Findings of the first two surveys demonstrate that across the country, LHDs ...


The Impact Of Economic Downturn On Local Public Health: Qualitative Data Analysis Of Decision Drivers, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Carolyn J. Leep, Rachel Willard 2010 Georgia Southern University

The Impact Of Economic Downturn On Local Public Health: Qualitative Data Analysis Of Decision Drivers, Gulzar H. Shah Dr., Carolyn J. Leep, Rachel Willard

Health Policy and Management Faculty Presentations

In this study, we examine qualitative data pertaining to programmatic cuts in local health departments (LHDs) resulting from adverse economic conditions. These data include detailed information about the nature of public health services eliminated, anticipated impacts on the health of communities, and drivers of decision-making about which services, programs or activities to reduce as a result of budget loss. This study involves analysis of qualitative data from two waves of Economic Surveillance Surveys (ESS) of LHDs – the first conducted in August of 2009 and the second to be conducted in January of 2010. Both of the ESSs are based on ...


Understanding Systems That Affect Families: A Look At How 40+ Programs Might Touch One Los Angeles Family, Margaret C. Dunkle 2010 George Washington University

Understanding Systems That Affect Families: A Look At How 40+ Programs Might Touch One Los Angeles Family, Margaret C. Dunkle

Health Policy and Management Faculty Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


International Health Regulations, Andrew Weber, Nicole Lurie, Scott Dowell, Julie E. Fischer, Jennifer Kates, Stephen Morrison 2010 Department of Defense

International Health Regulations, Andrew Weber, Nicole Lurie, Scott Dowell, Julie E. Fischer, Jennifer Kates, Stephen Morrison

Health Policy and Management Faculty Posters and Presentations

On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (GW SPHHS) hosted the annual Southby Distinguished Lectureship in Comparative Health Policy on the "International Health Regulations." This lectureship gave an overview of the U.S. Government's approach to addressing the challenges, policies, and opportunities related to both domestic and international implementation of the IHR (2005).

Introductory remarks were given by GW School of Public Health faculty, including Josef Reum, Interim Dean; Professor Sara Rosenbaum, Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy; Richard Southby, Executive Dean Emeritus; and Rebecca Katz, Assistant Professor, Department ...


Did He Ever Return?: The Forgotten Story Of "Charlie And The M.T.A.", Peter Dreier, Jim Vrabel 2010 Occidental College

Did He Ever Return?: The Forgotten Story Of "Charlie And The M.T.A.", Peter Dreier, Jim Vrabel

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Farm To Cafeteria Initiatives Connections With The Tribal Food Sovereignty Movement, Emily Dwyer 2010 Occidental College

Farm To Cafeteria Initiatives Connections With The Tribal Food Sovereignty Movement, Emily Dwyer

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt 2010 University of Maine

Safe Medicine Disposal For Me A Handbook And Summary Report, Lenard W. Kaye, Jennifer Crittenden, Stevan Gressitt

Maine Center on Aging Service and Consultation

The Safe Medicine Disposal for ME (SMDME) program is a statewide model for the disposal of unused household medications using a mail-back return envelope system. Established through state legislation and implemented in 2007 with a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Program’s Aging Initiative, the program is authorized to handle both controlled and non-controlled medications This handbook describes the program components, as well as the outcomes and lessons learned from Phases I & II of the program. The handbook is designed as a guide to organizations that are implementing similar programs in other states. Maine, which has a combination ...


Contrainsurgencia Y Salud: Contradicciones En La Teoría, Historia Y Aplicación Del Programa Oportunidades En Comunidades Rurales En Chiapas, José Carlos Gutiérrez 2010 SIT Study Abroad

Contrainsurgencia Y Salud: Contradicciones En La Teoría, Historia Y Aplicación Del Programa Oportunidades En Comunidades Rurales En Chiapas, José Carlos Gutiérrez

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Este estudio explora las contradicciones en la teoría, historia y aplicación del Programa Oportunidades enfocado a la salud y a combate de la pobreza, basándose en la investigación de recursos secundarios y primarios pero especialmente en entrevistas con actores relevantes en la salud en Chiapas. El ensayo argumenta que las contradicciones del programa, que se manifiestan de forma concreta en las comunidades, no son producto de un error de planeación sino de una deliberada estrategia de contrainsurgencia empleada por el estado mexicano. El ensayo introduce el conflicto histórico entre el estado y las poblaciones indígenas mexicanas, expone la situación de ...


The Role Of State Flex Programs In Supporting Quality Improvement In Critical Access Hospitals, Andrew F. Coburn PhD, John A. Gale MS, Mark Richards BA, Anush Yousefian Hansen MS,MA 2010 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center

The Role Of State Flex Programs In Supporting Quality Improvement In Critical Access Hospitals, Andrew F. Coburn Phd, John A. Gale Ms, Mark Richards Ba, Anush Yousefian Hansen Ms,Ma

Rural Hospitals (Flex Program)

A central goal of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, as defined in the original and reauthorizing legislation, is to help Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) develop and sustain effective quality improvement (QI) programs. In support of this goal, the Flex Grant Guidance prioritizes the development of QI and multi-CAH QI programs. Consistent with these priorities, State Flex Programs have supported a wide range of QI and patient safety initiatives including the development of statewide or regional multi-CAH QI collaboratives to promote sharing of knowledge, expertise, resources, and benchmarking data. This study examined QI activities supported by the Flex Program ...


How To Help Your Community Recover From Disaster: A Manual For Planning And Action, Judah J. Viola,, Society for Community Research & Action Task Force for Disaster, Community Readiness, and Recovery 2010 National-Louis University

How To Help Your Community Recover From Disaster: A Manual For Planning And Action, Judah J. Viola,, Society For Community Research & Action Task Force For Disaster, Community Readiness, And Recovery

Faculty Publications

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Workplace Screening & Brief Intervention: The Big (Brief Intervention Group) Initiative, Eric Goplerud, Tracy McPherson 2010 George Washington University

Workplace Screening & Brief Intervention: The Big (Brief Intervention Group) Initiative, Eric Goplerud, Tracy Mcpherson

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

To realize the full value of their investment in Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employers should attend to the opportunities to drive down health and productivity costs by encouraging their EAPs to engage and treat workers who drink in unhealthy ways. Nationwide, EAPs engage only about one worker in twenty who has a serious alcohol problem. The lost productivity, absenteeism, excess emergency department and hospital use by the other 19 out of 20 workers with alcohol problems who are not treated add $61 billion (or approximately $200 for every man, woman and child in the United States) to the nation's ...


Public Health And Health Reform: A Chance For Transformation, Jeffrey Levi 2010 George Washington University

Public Health And Health Reform: A Chance For Transformation, Jeffrey Levi

Health Policy and Management Faculty Posters and Presentations

What's in the new health reform law with a special focus on public health provisions; How public health became a part of health reform; Challenges associated with implementation: can public health meet the expectation of transformation?


Standardized Performance Measurement And Reporting In Emergency Departments (Eds), GW Urgent Matters Learning Network II 2010 Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University

Standardized Performance Measurement And Reporting In Emergency Departments (Eds), Gw Urgent Matters Learning Network Ii

Health Workforce Research Center Publications

The drive to maximize emergency department (ED) efficiency while also ensuring the quality of care they deliver has been the focus of experts in the United States for decades. Access to patient-centered and equitable emergency care is critical to a community, and EDs are the safety net that must provide that care whenever it is needed, to whomever needs it. A wellmanaged ED increases the quality and safety of patient care and strengthens the health care infrastructure.


Implementation Of Eaps, Mark Attridge, Patricia Herlihy, Dave Sharar, Tom Amaral, Tracy McPherson, Diane Stephenson, Tom Bjornson, Rich Paul, Lisa Teems, Eric Goplerud, Sandra Routledge 2010 Attridge Consulting, Inc.

Implementation Of Eaps, Mark Attridge, Patricia Herlihy, Dave Sharar, Tom Amaral, Tracy Mcpherson, Diane Stephenson, Tom Bjornson, Rich Paul, Lisa Teems, Eric Goplerud, Sandra Routledge

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

This Research Note describes how to effectively implement employee assistance program services in an organization.


Consumer Consent Options For Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, Melissa M. Goldstein, Alison L. Rein 2010 George Washington University

Consumer Consent Options For Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, Melissa M. Goldstein, Alison L. Rein

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

The issue of whether, to what extent, and how individuals should have the ability to exercise control over their health information represents one of the foremost policy challenges related to the electronic exchange of health information. The current landscape of possible consent models is varied, and the factors involved in choosing among them are complex. States and other entities engaged in facilitating the exchange of electronic health information are struggling with a host of challenges, chief among them the establishment of policies and procedures for patient participation in their exchange efforts. While some have adopted policies enabling patients to exercise ...


Accountable Care Organizations: Implications For Antitrust Policy, Taylor Burke, Sara J. Rosenbaum 2010 George Washington University

Accountable Care Organizations: Implications For Antitrust Policy, Taylor Burke, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

This analysis examines accountable care organizations (ACOs) and assesses their implications for antitrust policy. Consideration of the antitrust implications of ACOs is timely. Both the House and Senate health reform measures contemplate the creation of ACOs as a new class of Medicare provider while providing parallel legal authority under Medicaid.


Poverty, Vulnerability, And Provision Of Healthcare In Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Ayan A. Noor, Dominque Lopez, Ashraf Mashkoor 2010 Washington University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School

Poverty, Vulnerability, And Provision Of Healthcare In Afghanistan, Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Ayan A. Noor, Dominque Lopez, Ashraf Mashkoor

Brown School Faculty Publications

This paper presents findings on conditions of healthcare delivery in Afghanistan. There is an ongoing debate about barriers to healthcare in low-income as well as fragile states. In 2002, the Government of Afghanistan established a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS), contracting primary healthcare delivery to non-state providers. The priority was to give access to the most vulnerable groups: women, children, disabled persons, and the poorest households. In 2005, we conducted a nationwide survey, and using a logistic regression model, investigated provider choice. We also measured associations between perceived availability and usefulness of healthcare providers. Our results indicate that the ...


The President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar): A Social Work Ethical Analysis And Recommendations, Robert J. Barney, Stephan L. Buckingham, Judith M. Friedrich, Lisa M. Johnson, Michael A. Robinson, Bibhuti K. Sar 2010 University of Louisville

The President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar): A Social Work Ethical Analysis And Recommendations, Robert J. Barney, Stephan L. Buckingham, Judith M. Friedrich, Lisa M. Johnson, Michael A. Robinson, Bibhuti K. Sar

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the most recent international social program instituted by the U.S. Government to combat HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2003, this foreign policy initiative has dedicated $63 billion for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in foreign countries. Despite PEPFAR's many accomplishments, it continues to promote controversial prevention strategies. This paper analyzes these prevention strategies, utilizing social work values as described in the NASW Code of Ethics. Policy, practice, and research implications are discussed.


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