Jim Begun, HPM Professor, was the subject of in an interview by the editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management in its March/April 2012 issue. The journal, published by the American College of Healthcare Executives, features an interview with a health care leader or educator in each bimonthly issue.
Lynn Blewett, HPM Professor and SHADAC Director, presented demographic data sources on planning for expansion populations at the National Governors Association Planning for Expansion Populations meeting in April. View presentation slides
Roger Feldman, HPM Professor, commented on the recent rise in profits among Minnesota’s private health insurers. Read Star Tribune article
Sarah Gollust, HPM Assistant Professor, was the discussion leader at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Annual Meeting in Princeton, N.J. in April. The discussion topic was “Cultural Dynamics and Population Health Communication.” Participants included RWJF staff, members of the program’s National Advisory Committee, and current and past RWJF scholars.
Robert Kane, HPM Professor, met with a delegation of 25 hospital administrators and chief medical officers from hospitals and medical systems in 8 former Soviet Republics to discuss how evidence can be used as a basis for clinical and policy decision making. The visit was part of a national tour sponsored by the US Department of Commerce.
Jeffrey McCullough, HPM Assistant Professor, received the MHA Class of 1981 Faculty Award, which is presented annually to the faculty member who the graduating class believes has demonstrated excellence in teaching during their two years in the program.
Edward Ratner, Center on Aging adjunct faculty member, is the 2012 recipient of the Dutch Kastenbaum Award. This award was established by the Minnesota Gerontological Society in 1984 to recognize individuals who made special contributions to the life of older Minnesota adults. As a faculty member, Ratner spearheaded the creation of an interdisciplinary aging-interest student group to inspire students to pursue careers in aging and gerontology.
William Riley, HPM Associate Professor, has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to serve as an expert consultant to local and tribal health departments in its new Quality Improvement (QI) Award Program. The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has selected 30 health departments to receive awards, coupled with individualized QI coaching, to conduct QI projects that help make public health programs more efficient and effective. The QI Award Program supports health departments to implement QI; meet the accreditation standards and measures set by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB); and conduct projects that apply QI methods and tools to improve processes and outcomes related to a range of public health issues. “The QI Award Program provides health departments with a unique hands-on opportunity to learn and apply QI to make incremental improvements with the guidance of an experienced QI Coach,” said Jennifer McKeever, NNPHI’s Program Manager overseeing the project.” Learn more
Tetyana Shippee, HPM Assistant Professor, was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Pi Chapter. Election is based on outstanding scholarship and a commitment to public health.