Workers in jobs with historically low insurance rates have experienced an increase in insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study recently published by the Urban Institute based on funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). A second study by the Commonwealth Fund shows that the small group health insurance market has remained stable under the ACA.
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State Policies Linked to Uptake of HPV Vaccine
State policies play a significant role in the usage of vaccinations to prevent human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Wayne Psek, MD, PhD, of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health served as an author on a study that identified a combination of state policies that are associated with high uptake of the vaccine in children, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends beginning when they are 11 or 12 years old.
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Deneen Richmond, MHA is the vice president for Quality & Performance Improvement at Inova, Northern Virginia’s leading not-for-profit health system. She is also an award-winning MHA@GW instructor, as well as an alumna of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s MHA program.