Community health centers have been providing crucial health care services to low-income Americans for more than 50 years. Health centers now have more than 10,000 sites in rural and underserved communities in U.S. states and territories. However, proposed changes to the federal Medicaid program may impact the centers’ ability to continue to serve close to 26 million people who turn to them for health care.
Video: Considering Health Equity from the Perspective of Occupational Health
David Michaels is keenly interested in the relationships between income, wealth, and equality with public health. Until a year ago, Michaels served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Now a member of the Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty, Michaels discusses the importance of workplace safety and the current state of public health in a new video.
Ethics and Governance Analysis of Final Revisions to the Common Rule
The Obama Administration’s recent revision of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, known as the Common Rule, raises the questions of how we, as a society, should best translate ethical principles into law and whether law is the ideal vehicle for pursuing ethical outcomes in the case of human subjects research.
Presentation on Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health
Hospitals can play a key role in improving community health, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researcher Maureen Byrnes told attendees at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Conference recently held at American University.