Speaking for the Record: The Public Health Implications of Medicaid Work Experiments

In June, a federal district court ruled in Stewart v Azar that the HHS Secretary acted unlawfully in approving Kentucky’s Medicaid work demonstration, because he never even considered the issue that lies at the heart of any federally-sanctioned experiment carried our pursuant to § 1115 of the Social Security Act – how the demonstration will promote the objectives of the program that is the subject of the experiment.  In Medicaid’s case, that objective is to give people medical assistance – the means by

GW Faculty and Staff Submit Comments to HHS on Proposed Title X “Gag” Rule

A group of 17 members of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s (GW Milken Institute SPH) faculty and staff submitted comments on July 26 in response to a recent rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The GW Milken Institute SPH group said they are “deeply concerned about any proposed changes to Title X policies that could adversely impact health center participation, given Title X’s major role in strengthening and enhancing health centers’ family planning performance.”

New Website Supports Accountable Communities for Health

As our health system turns toward addressing social determinants of health and other health-related social needs, the Funders Forum on Accountable Health seeks to bolster what its creators at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health believe is a promising concept for promoting population health.  The Forum has launched a new website with the goal of setting a common table for the growing number of public and philanthropic

Publication Reviews Literature on Accountable Communities for Health

A National Academy of Medicine discussion paper identifies a common set of principles driving the growing number of initiatives promoting Accountable Communities for Health to improve population and community health. 

Substance Use Events and What Declaring a Public Health Emergency Over the Opioid Crisis Means

Prescription opoids GW's events on opioid use and Professor Jeff Levi's explanation of what President Trump’s declaration that our nation’s opioid crisis is a public health emergency means