Top Watermark

Health Services Administration and Policy News

New study may change dialogue surrounding obesity

There’s some controversy over whether fighting obesity should begin with the person or the place where he or she lives. In a new study, lead investigator Michael Halpern, associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, argues that addressing the needs of individuals is more effective than tackling problems facing a community or neighborhood as a whole.

Posted:  January 15, 2018

Study measures effectiveness of stopping opioid abuse before it starts

There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.

Posted:  November 3, 2017

Op-ed: A high-profile disagreement highlights issues of access to personal health information

The College of Public Health is gearing up for National Health IT Week, a nationwide celebration from Oct. 2-6 focusing on the benefits health information technology brings to the U.S. healthcare system. To celebrate, we're waiving the application fee for our Master of Science in Health Informatics program in October! Click here to learn more information, including how to apply.

Posted:  September 27, 2017

New Study Finds Patchwork of Marijuana Law Across U.S. States

State laws disparately regulate patient registration and civil rights, product safety labeling and packaging, and dispensaries, according to a new study published in Addiction by a team of researchers including Jennifer Ibrahim, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Health Services Administration and Policy at the College of Public Health.

Posted:  July 12, 2017