Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers Urge Withdrawal of Public Charge Rule

The 26 public health, medicine, nursing and public policy scholars and practitioners from the George Washington University submitted an official comment to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen. “It is contrary to our sense of justice and civil rights that the proposed regulation would sanction lawfully admitted immigrants for lawfully using public benefits,” the GW scholars say.

Encouraging Results from Evaluation of Camden Model Targeting Super Utilizers

healthcare provider and patient sitting at a table talking Study by Mathematica Policy Research points to the potential of Camden model, which relies on a team of nurses, community health workers, social workers and others to support high cost patients in better engaging in their care.

Proposed Public Charge Rule Likely to Have a Significant Impact on Community Health Centers

The analysis into how the rule could affect care at community health centers includes state-by-state estimates.

Study Suggests Medicaid Patients Value Physicians’ Recommendations Regarding Smoking Cessation

man smoking in vehicle

A new study finds that Medicaid patients who are smokers give better ratings to physicians and plans that offer more support and advice about cessation. The research suggests that both clinicians and Medicaid managed care plans can improve their efforts to motivate Medicaid patients to quit smoking.

Noted Public Health Researchers File Brief in Support of Arkansas Medicaid Work Challenge

Forty public health scholars recently filed a public health “friend of the court” amicus brief in support of three Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries who are challenging the state’s Medicaid work requirements. The group included six Deans and Associate Deans at schools of public health, public policy and public administration.