Policies that Address Gender-based Health Disparities

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) funded community coalitions across the country to address gender-based health disparities, the communities identified and addressed a wide range of concerns, from inadequate walking and biking facilities in Billings, Montana to impacts of trauma in Baltimore.

Blogs and Reports by Milken Institute Researchers Underscore the Importance of Continuing Support for CHIP and Community Health Centers

Even as debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act extended into September and ultimately reached what may prove to be a temporary lull, researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health have focused on two critical programs reaching medically underserved and vulnerable populations: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and federally funded community health centers.  Financial support for both ended on Sept. 30, but the Senate will consider a five-year funding extension this week.  

Report, Infographic Detail What is at Risk if Federal Community Health Center Funding Ceases

A critical federal fund for community health centers is due to expire at the end of the current federal fiscal year on September 30.

Health Policy and Management Professor Contributes to Important Report on Policies to Reduce and Respond to Lead Exposure

Health Policy and Management Research Professor Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH, called upon on her wide-ranging experiences in preventing children’s exposure to lead to help produce an important report aimed at helping spread the word on how to reduce and respond to lead exposures.

Publication on Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships by Jane Hyatt Thorpe and HPM Team

A GW Health Policy and Management team led by the department’s vice chair, Associate Professor Jane Hyatt Thorpe, and including faculty and staff members Lara Cartwright-Smith, Elizabeth Gray, and Marie Mongeon co-authored a new Medical Legal Partnership issue brief, “Information Sharing