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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]