The health of a community’s citizens is arguably one of its most valuable assets, argues Professor Jeff Levi in a new Health Affairs blog. He and his coauthor, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, who most recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), suggest that a system that creates and maintains each community’s health constitutes an important aspect of the infrastructure needed to support the community as a whole.
Texas Medicaid Family Planning Proposal Threatens Women’s Access to Preventive Care
A Texas 1115 Medicaid family planning demonstration proposal that would tie coverage to an exclusion of Planned Parenthood would severely constrain access for covered women, thereby defeating, rather than advancing, Medicaid’s core objectives. This conclusion is contained in an analysis carried out by researchers from the GW Health Policy and Management’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy. The analysis was submitted as part of public comments to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Milken Institute School of Public Health Names 2017 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor
Anne Markus and CHAMPS Study Team Published in Pediatrics
Associate Professor Anne Markus and the rest of the Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS) study team published the first in a series of articles on the results from a multi-site, multi-year evaluation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions implemented in Community Health Centers.