Faculty Scholar and Brown School Associate Professor, Derek Brown, PhD, talks about helping children grow up healthy.
Category: Health Care
Experts offer tips to stay healthy during holidays (Links to an external site)
Faculty scholars weigh in on tips for healthy holidays.
Benefits of time in greenspaces abound (Links to an external site)
Institute Deputy Director, Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, discusses how being around greenspaces can improve health.
Women’s Society hosts October 6 lecture by two institute leaders
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Guest speakers at the October 6 Women’s Society of Washington University Lecture Series will include two leaders from the university’s Institute for Public Health. The Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute, William G. Powderly, MD, and Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH, an […]
Center director talks to USA TODAY about women’s health care in war-ravaged Ukraine (Links to an external site)
Director of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration, Kim Thuy Seelinger spoke with USA Today about the impact of the Ukranian unrest on women’s health care.
Center director pens NEJM-published article on achieving “chain of trust” between doctor and patient
Center for Dissemination and Implementation Director, Elvin Geng, MD, has written an article, recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine about the idea that a relationship – the kind that can emerge between a doctor and a patient — however attenuated, is one way to add to the “chain of trust”. Read, […]
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.
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 […]
Flu virus genome: Findings may help health experts know which strains to watch (Links to an external site)
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers details about flu viruses that could help improve surveillance to detect a potential pandemic. Read the full story…
Telephone disclosure of genetic test results can improve access to services
In a recently published paper, Erin Linnenbringer, instructor, department of surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed the results of patients receiving test results in person or via telephone. The paper, “A randomized controlled trial of disclosing genetic risk information for Alzheimer disease via telephone” was published July […]
$46M supports research likely to result in new therapies, improve health care (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research aimed at translating scientific and clinical discoveries into new diagnostics and therapeutics, and to more rapidly apply research findings to improve health. Read the full story…
How should microbiota-directed foods be regulated?
The Global Health Center, headed by William Powderly, MD, is working with the Center for Gut Microbiome and Nutrition Research, directed by Jeffrey Gordon, MD, and a multidisciplinary team of Washington University faculty, staff and trainees in a gut microbiome initiative designed to address a range of scientific, regulatory, ethical, social, cultural, and policy considerations […]
Taking a closer look: New study examines health data at sub-county level
Written by April Houston, MSW, MPH, Communications Assistant, Institute for Public Health Your zip code can mean more than your genetic code when it comes to your personal health. In the St. Louis area, that message was clearly articulated through the For the Sake of All project. Unfortunately, it is often not possible to see […]
Center for Health Economics and Policy funds four pilot projects
The Center for Health Economics & Policy pilot program has awarded funding for four projects in the 2017-2018 cycle. Demonstrating the economic value of spine nerve Injury reconstruction Primary Investigator: Christopher Dy, assistant professor, Orthopedic Surgery Department, School of Medicine Spine nerve injuries (i.e. brachial plexus injuries) have a profound effect on patients due to the devastating […]
WUSTL Joins American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) is joining the ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN). WUSTL has been a long standing supporter of ACHE with many alumni having served as ACHE board chair and in other leadership roles. “The establishment of a Washington University chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives comes at a great […]
Focus on rural health
In March 2015, the Institute hosted an event focused on advancing the transition to a high performance rural health system for greater community health and wellbeing. We brought together university faculty, leaders from the broader university campus, and a few external groups such as potential funders, legislators, policy analysts, and rural health system providers and […]
Public Health-Cubed fall 2015 awardees
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed (PH3) grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall. PH3 is a rapid seed funding mechanism to support cross-disciplinary projects from the Institute’s Faculty Scholars. Funding for fall 2015 projects were awarded to: Fatal Interactions with Police Study (FIPS) Team: Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, PhD, MS; Melody S. Goodman, […]
Community and faculty come together to discuss health care solutions
On April 10, 2015, the Center for Community Health Partnerships at the Institute for Public Health hosted a discussion panel titled “Systemic Issues and Potential Broad-Based, Upstream Solutions to Challenges Facing Community Health and Health Care.” Participants included: Louis W. Sullivan, MDPresident Emeritus, Morehouse School of MedicineU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993 Lannis […]