Blog: Learning About Health Management and Policy in Israel (2 of 3)

The MHA@GW students visited government and healthcare facilities in Jerusalem and the Negev Desert and discussed issues including health policy, long term care and dealing with mass casualties.

Blog: Learning About Health Management and Policy in Israel

Students in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University’s MHA@GW program recently took a 5-day trip to Israel, a country and region that experiences intense environmental pressures. The trip's leader explains the value of studying health policy and management in a country that succeeds in guaranteeing a comprehensive basket of health services to all citizens and permanent residents with public health outcomes that are among the best in the world, all at a cost of 7.4% of its GDP.

Video: Presentation on National Trends and Emerging Issues in the Healthcare Workforce

New Health Workforce Research and Reflections on Emerging Issues

Professor Patricia Pittman, co-director of the GW Health Workforce Institute, was a panelist for a briefing hosted by the Wisconsin Evidence Based Health Policy Project on trends and emerging issues in the healthcare workforce nationally and in Wisconsin.

Investigation into How State Laws Affect What Hospitals Allow Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Do

nurse practitioners and physician assistants in action

New research that seeks to understand how hospital policies dictate what nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are allowed to do reveals that there is enormous variations across hospitals, and that, contrary to what might be expected, this variation is not associated with state scope of practice laws for either profession. 

Implications of Rising Numbers of Nurse Practitioners

A new blog in Health Affairs analyzes recent data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) on the pipeline of new nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses (RNs). It presents the implications for the health care system, nursing and physician education, and federal and state policies.