December 21, 2020 Recent research published in Pediatrics by a team of faculty and alumnae of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health shows that existing interventions to increase human papillomavirus vaccinations are cost-effective.
December 3, 2020 In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, researchers from the Department of Health Policy and Management have published a series of articles in the North Carolina Medical Journal reflecting on the legislation’s impact on health coverage in North Carolina.
November 13, 2020 In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, doctoral candidate Caitlin Williams and Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier write that populist policies have hindered public health responses to COVID-19 and could have lasting consequences on health and human rights.
November 5, 2020 Geographic analysis can help identify those that are at higher risk of specific disparities due to social and geographic factors. Dr. Arrianna Planey is a co-author on two recent studies that used such analysis to identify potential health disparities in North Carolina and New York.
September 2, 2020 A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) identifies promising strategies for reducing consumer food waste nationwide, including a national campaign to change consumer behavior, federal standardization of food date labeling, and changes to retailer marketing and food service practices, among other measures.
August 3, 2020 Policies have recently been expanded to encourage primary care providers to administer buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder – a strategy that appears to be effective according to a new study from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Most medical home care practices provide comparable quality mental health care, regardless of setting
June 22, 2020 Medical home care has been proposed as a solution to help those with serious mental illness use primary care more often, and new research from UNC has revealed that most medical homes provide a similar quality of care to these patients regardless of practice type.
Medical home care has mixed effect on patients with mental and physical illnesses, UNC research shows
May 27, 2020 For patients with both mental and physical illnesses, medical home care could decrease hospital admissions and increase access to outpatient services, according to new findings from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women
May 20, 2020 Medical costs for metastatic breast cancer treatment are considerably higher than earlier-stage treatments, especially for younger women, according to a new study co-authored by Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Stephanie Wheeler.
April 20, 2020 Many health care organizations that adopt an accountable care organization (ACO) model seek to offer services that improve patient outcomes by addressing social determinants of health, but new research shows many of these ACOs face challenges in incorporating these social services despite commitment and effort.