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Institute scholars are working together to develop tools to help Americans better understand and make health insurance decisions.
Embed from Getty Images By Jeff Brandt, MSW ’20, and the J. Benjamin Miller Masters Research Fellow in Aging; Recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Student Award for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare American consumers tend to hold some misconceptions when it comes to long-term care. Think Medicare will cover the cost of a nursing home? […]
Scholars from across Washington University are working together on a project to evaluate communication strategies to help individuals make decisions about the health insurance exchange options that will be part of the Affordable Care Act.
Urbanist, social scientist, and education expert William Tate on why Investing in insurance coverage for children living in poverty has the potential to be a powerful form of education reform.
The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. Doctors Debunk The Top 5 Covid-19 Vaccine Myths KSDK 5 | 7/15/21 Jason Newland, MD, MEd, and others contribute to the myth debunking here. The COVID-19 Symptoms Doctors Are Seeing The Most Right Now HuffPost | 7/15/21 Institute for Public Health Director […]
This article was originally published by the Source.  One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars? One answer may be novel pricing models that more closely link a drug’s price […]
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The intimate relationships I developed with West African women offered me a nuanced perspective on how immigrant women use the public health system in Paris and allowed me to grasp the layers of meanings that inform reproductive health decisions.
Lower number of people covered leads to higher rural health insurance premiums, study finds by Neil Schoenherr Small risk pools may contribute to the challenges faced by private insurance plans in rural areas, in which case risk reinsurance, or insurance for the insurer, is a potential policy solution, finds a new study from the Brown […]
WashU expert: Obamacare to get a rebuild By Chuck Finder Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, is an expert and researcher in hospital and health-system efficiency, among many other aspects of modern-day health care. As co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, an assistant professor in the cardiovascular division of the School of Medicine and […]
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall.
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) pilot program has awarded funding for four projects in the 2017-2018 cycle. The funding for these year-long projects begins on June 1, 2017. Demonstrating the Economic Value of spine nerve Injury Reconstruction Spine nerve injuries (i.e. brachial plexus injuries) have a profound effect on patients due to the devastating and […]
by Kara Lubischer, MUPPD, Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension; and Leslie Bertsch, MS, MPH, RD,  Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension The HEAL initiative is working to reduce obesity in the City of St. Louis by increasing access to healthier foods. The Problem How close do you live to the nearest grocery store? […]
Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Blog by Institute for Public Health 2018 Annual Conference Speaker:  Jorge Riopedre, President & CEO, Casa de Salud No sooner is there yet another school shooting, or for that matter a mass shooting of any kind, than the mantra of access to mental health services starts pouring forth from the mouth of politicians and activists. Paul […]
Medicare Payment Policy and the Problem of Social Risk: Reflection
According to research by AARP Public Policy Institute, there were approximately 792,000 caregivers in Missouri in 2013 providing unpaid care for an adult, valued at an estimated $8 billion.
The project involved a partnership with the St. Louis City Department of Health that used a novel approach to gather population-level data for an obesity surveillance program.
by Elizabeth Sepper, Associate Professor, School of Law Six years ago, a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Section 1557—marked the first time that federal law prohibited sex discrimination in federally funded health programs. This summer, a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule made clear that sex includes gender identity […]
Yards away from some of the best medical facilities in the country, some people have to live in panic over the pursuit of medical services
Prior to the passage of the ACA, a majority of states operated “high-risk pools,” which was often the only source of insurance for people in the individual market whose pre-existing conditions made them likely to incur high costs. Because of a lack of funding, premiums were often many times higher than in the lower-risk market, […]
How do we use what we already know to make the goal of the 2016 "Cancer Moonshot" initiative a reality?
WashU Medicine spearheads collaboration to install radiation machine in Guatemala
Developing countries represent half the cancer burden around the world, but only 7% of global cancer resources.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has celebrated National Nutrition Month® since 1980. Themes have ranged from Food Fads Fool to Step Up to Get Your Plate in Shape. The goal each year includes increasing awareness of the importance of nutrition. Even though National Nutrition Month® is coming to a close, the key points of […]
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