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.
Health Services Administration and Policy News
A new study led by Gabriel S. Tajeu, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, may help lead to changes in how the medical community approaches cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in adults.
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.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.
This blog is part of our celebration of National Health IT Week. Here, Associate Professor of Health Information Management Maggie Foley explores the evolving challenge of securing patient health information relating to substance use disorders.
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.
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.
A study published Wednesday in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has found that federal funding of research into health law policymaking increased from 1985 to 1999 -- but is still insufficient to evaluate laws affecting the public’s health.