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Health Policy and Management News

    Three Health Policy and Administration graduate students – Saumya Sehgal, Jennifer Bonds, and Jasmine Ballard – took second place in the annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition held in Dallas, Texas sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). This year’s competition was held from from October 2nd to the… Read more »

Dec. 12, 2013 While it’s undeniable that the launch of Obamacare’s healthcare.gov website had its initial technical shortcomings, states that have refused to set up insurance exchanges and expand Medicaid coverage could pose even bigger problems for health care coverage in the U.S. in the long term. That is the sentiment expressed in an opinion… Read more »

Nov. 14, 2013 A commentary in the Nov. 2 issue of The Lancet calls for public health leadership in problem-solving and implementation capacity. Only through such leadership will “health systems and the people they serve enjoy sustainable positive outcomes.” The commentary, a response to a Sept. 14 article in The Lancet titled “Clinical Leadership Improves… Read more »

Nov. 14, 2013 A new disaster-relief trailer, presented on Oct. 30 to officials in Pamlico County, N.C., will shelter pets and their owners during natural or civil disasters that occur in the county’s coastal towns. Purchase of and provisions for the trailer were enabled by  a grant from the American Kennel Club (AKC) Pet Disaster… Read more »

Nov. 8, 2013 The United States has just radically remade its health care system with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “ObamaCare.” Yet the country’s training and integration of health care professionals remains moribund, stuck in outdated models that rely on a cobbled-together lattice of uncoordinated efforts that vary from… Read more »

Nov. 8, 2013 The United States has just radically remade its health care system with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “ObamaCare.” Yet the country’s training and integration of health care professionals remains moribund, stuck in outdated models that rely on a cobbled-together lattice of uncoordinated efforts that vary from… Read more »

Oct. 30, 2013   Timothy Carney, PhD, MPH, MBA, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year research supplement award of $296,654 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   The NCI supplements are aimed at promoting diversity in health-related research programs.   The parent… Read more »

Oct. 23, 2013 Five hundred people from 47 countries made their way to Chapel Hill Oct. 14-18 to attend the fourth annual Water and Health Conference, hosted by the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Water Institute at UNC.   The diverse group of participants, which included global policy makers, researchers, implementers, funders and entrepreneurs,… Read more »

  Photograph, Charles McGrew   Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. McGrew was honored at the School of Public Health’s Foard Lecture, held April 14 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. McGrew, deputy director and chief operating… Read more »

  The Department of Health Policy and Administration has added two faculty members to its staff. Jon Oberlander, PhD, was named associate professor. Oberlander holds a joint appointment with the Department of Social Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and has been a research fellow for the Sheps Center for Health Services Research since… Read more »