The Institute for Public Health continues to evolve with the addition of a few leadership positions at three of its centers.
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Institute for Public Health center transforms by adding research arm, new mission and new name
The Institute for Public Health names a new center replacing its previous Center for Health Economics & Policy.
End of public health emergency and telehealth: Top stories from the AHCJ Conference (Links to an external site)
The public health emergency declared in 2020 ends May 11. How will this impact Medicaid enrollment? Co-Director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy, Timothy McBride talked about it on a panel at the recent AHCJ conference in St. Louis.
Fact check: ICD-10 medical codes are used to track trends, not individuals (Links to an external site)
Co-Director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, weighs in on protections of personal medical information.
Article co-authored by center co-director published in Journal of Rural Health (Links to an external site)
An article co-authored by Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Timothy McBride, PhD, has been published in the Journal of Rural Health.
Republicans Have Wanted To Cut Medicare And Social Security For Decades (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar and co-Director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy, Timothy McBride, PhD, is quoted as an expert on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security in this Talking Points Memo article.
Social Security, Medicare, and the debt ceiling (Links to an external site)
As House Republicans weigh program spending cuts, Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director & Bernhard Becker Professor, Timothy McBride, PhD, analyzes the current status and future of Social Security and Medicare.
Center supports student trainee research and nurtures future careers
The Center for Health Economics & Policy helps nurture the next generation of public health experts. Learn more about two of them.
Two center staff featured on the Exploring Rural Health Podcast (Links to an external site)
Our Center for Health Economics & Policy co-Director, Timothy McBride & Research Asst. Professor Abigail Barker were featured on a recent Rural Information Hub podcast about the new Chartbook on the Uninsured, authored by McBride & others.
Center releases publications that help promote health equity locally, and across Missouri
The Center for Health Economics & Policy has recently released publications about its work surrounding themes of Medicaid expansion and maternal health.
Center supports research on changes in Health Insurance Marketplace conditions from 2014-22
Researchers from the Center for Health Economics and Policy have collaborated with the Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Policy Analysis at the University of Iowa on a new study on fluctuating Health Insurance Marketplace conditions.
Center releases white paper on strategies to improve outcomes for diabetes and obesity
The Center for Health Economics & Policy offers a look at strategies to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes and obesity.
Center supports trainee study illuminating underserved patient access to treatment
The Center for Health Economics & Policy has supported work by Janki Luther who studies racial equity in access to healthcare.
Two new WashU faculty engage with center on matters of health equity and policy
The Center for Health Economics & Policy works with and helps amplify WashU faculty interested in health policy. The team welcomes two new faculty members for collaboration.
Center hosts Transforming Healthcare in Missouri: Implementing Accountable Care within Medicaid
The Center for Health Economics & Policy hosts the seventh in its series of informative Transforming Healthcare in MO events. Learn more!
Center suggests policy changes that could reduce Missouri’s high maternal and infant mortality rates and racial disparities
A new policy brief by the Center for Health Economics & Policy and colleagues in doula services suggests ways to lower Missouri’s high maternal & infant mortality rates.
“Fathers First” initiative focuses on how fathers can impact infant and mother’s health
Jesse Davis, MD runs the Fathers First initiative and discusses the program’s importance to infant and maternal health outcomes.
Center co-director weighs in on slow churn of Medicaid enrollment process in Missouri (Links to an external site)
Co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, Tim McBride, PhD discusses the slow turn around of MO Medicaid enrollment applications and its impact on residents in need.
Faculty scholar receives NIH grant to study impact of social services on multiple forms of family violence
Derek Brown’s engagement with the Center for Health Economics & Policy has aided in his research on how social services impact incidences of family violence.
Center works with state officials to highlight funding sources that strengthen mental health programs, services
The Center for Health Economics and Policy is working with the Missouri Department of Health to highlight potential funding sources that will help strengthen mental health services across Missouri.
Center creates user-friendly Missouri Medicaid Enrollment Tracking tool
The Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health has launched the Missouri Medicaid Enrollment Tracking Dashboard, as a resource for the community to track the impact of Medicaid expansion on Missouri Medicaid enrollment. Timothy McBride, PhD, co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy says, “We are excited to […]
Center reports recommendations for maternal health policy changes in Missouri
Maternal and infant health is a critical problem for Missouri and the rest of the United States. While many other health metrics have improved in the U.S. in recent decades, outcomes for mothers and infants have worsened. Maternal mortality rates in Missouri and nationally have been rising in recent years; Missouri’s rate exceeds the national […]
At the intersection of health policy and equity with Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH (Links to an external site)
Written by Leslie Roettger, ICTS/DOM Media/Marketing Administrator The Department of Medicine recently caught up for a chat with Karen Joynt Maddox, associate professor in the Cardiovascular Division and co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health. Joynt Maddox spoke about the role of social determinants of health in […]
Center issues report on benefits of expanding Missouri’s Primary Care Health Homes Program for the chronically ill
The Center for Health Economics & Policy has released a report suggesting that Medicaid recipients can receive better quality, comprehensive home care by expanding the state’s “Primary Care Health Homes” (PCHH) program. The program currently enables patients with at least two chronic health conditions (heart problems, diabetes, etc.) to receive extra help managing their health […]
Center releases analysis of what’s ahead for Medicaid expansion in Missouri
By Kim Furlow, communications manager & Timothy McBride, Co-director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy at the Institute for Public Health Since Medicaid expansion was passed by voters in Missouri in August 2020, the Center for Health Economics & Policy at Washington University has been producing analyses to help state and local service […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy publishes white paper with recommendations for Medicaid transformation
The Center for Health Economics & Policy is helping write recommendations for logistics surrounding MO Medicaid expansion.
Social Determinants of Health Working Group studies minority populations and their needs during COVID-19 and beyond
Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 hospitalization and death rates have been higher for minorities nationwide. This is likely multifactorial, according to Institute Faculty Scholar and Co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH. “The evidence is overwhelming that minority populations including African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinx […]
New report shows disproportionate COVID-19 impact
As stated in its introduction, a new research brief citing research from the Center for Health Economics & Policy “aims to quantify COVID-19-related health disparities in the St. Louis region using ZIP code-level data on confirmed cases and demographic composition.” Mirroring racialized COVID-19 trends in other metropolitan areas, the report focuses on observed, yet unexplained, […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy offers new tool to help researchers
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Our Center for Health Economics and Policy is helping Washington University researchers get policy-focused research circulated to a broader audience through policy briefs. Our center’s newly-created Policy Brief Toolkit is designed to help researchers translate research findings into policy briefs, which can be […]
Institute for Public Health names Karen Joynt Maddox co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has named Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, the co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP), joining current CHEP co-director Timothy McBride, PhD, Bernard Becker Professor, Brown School. The […]
Safety-net hospitals fare better under new Medicare reimbursement rules: Readmission penalties reduced for hospitals with poorest patients (Links to an external site)
New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The new rules also reduce the burden of such penalties on hospitals in states that have more generous […]
Therapy Services Reinstated in Missouri Medicaid After Key Policy Recommendations
The State of Missouri recently announced that it is amending its Medicaid Plan to allow for alternative therapies treatments for chronic pain, including services provided by acupuncturists, chiropractors, and physical therapists, effective April 1. This important policy change is similar to a suite of policy recommendations considered in discussions held over the last year, in […]
Medicaid Work Requirements: What Would the Impact be in Missouri on Enrollment, Costs and Health?
Written by Linda Li, MPH, Abigail Barker, PhD, Leah Kemper, MPH, Timothy McBride, PhD | February 2019 In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced support for state efforts to condition Medicaid coverage on fulfilling a work requirement. For the first time in the program’s history, certain beneficiaries can be required to […]
Opioid Epidemic Research
Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program, 2018 Awardees The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Institute for Public Health have awarded four grants for the Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program this year. The Opioid Epidemic Research Funding Program is a new pilot funding program focused on strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Accepted projects included […]
Association of practice-level social and medical risk with performance in the Medicare Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Program
Institute Faculty Scholar, Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, led a project published in JAMA aimed at determining whether there is an association between the social and medical risk of patients treated at physician practices and their performance in Medicare’s Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) Program. The Physician VM program is the first national mandatory […]
Access to insurance important for preventing spread of HIV
Written by April Houston, MSW, MPH, communications assistant for the Institute for Public Health Health care reform is in the news again (some would say it never left), as Republicans in the Senate have introduced a new bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010. Under the House’s […]
Beyond Social Security
Policy Forum “Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime” As part of a series of events leading up to the 2016 Presidential Debate on campus October 9, Institute scholars Timothy D. McBride and Nancy Morrow-Howell participated in the policy forum “Social Security and Beyond: Building Financial Capability Across a Lifetime.” The forum, held at the Brown […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy to offer technical assistance through the Just-In-Time Funding Program of the ICTS
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) has become a Core eligible for funding through the Just-In-Time (JIT) Core Usage Funding Program, offered by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). This program is designed to provide quick access to funding to utilize technical assistance available through ICTS-affiliated Cores, including CHEP, to support research advancing […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy funds two pilot projects
The Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) pilot program announces funding for two projects in the inaugural round of funding from CHEP. The funding for these year-long projects begins on September 1, 2016. Correlates of Enactment of State Legislation Related to HPV Vaccines PI: Amy Eyler Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted […]
Center for Health Economics & Policy launches
Washington University in St. Louis has announced the launch of the Center for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP), to be housed in the Institute for Public Health. The goal of the new center is to improve population health in America by encouraging health policy and economics research and dissemination. The center will be co-directed by […]