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February 2021 Megan Burns, Michael Bailit,
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, national health expenditures were projected to continue growing faster than the economy. In response to this… More
January 2021 Diane Marriott, Jerome Finkel,
Since the advent of the patient-centered medical home and team-based care concepts, health reformers have sought to unearth the specific interventions and techniques in primary care settings that are most likely to improve patient outcomes and value. More
December 2020 Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Christopher F. Koller, Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH,
If it weren’t for the annual reminder from our primary care offices, how many of us would get our flu shots? In a new Milbank blog post, Ariadne Labs’ Rebecca Weintraub and Asaf Bitton and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that these nudges — and the trust we have in our primary care clinicians — should inform how federal, state, and local governments plan for an effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. More
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
November 2020 Michael Bailit,
Strengthening primary care in the United States has been a prominent health policy topic for more than 13 years, tracing back to the publication of… More
November 2020 Ann Monroe,
For both government and philanthropy, strategies for broadening the responsibility for improving social determinants fall into three categories: leadership, investment and accountability. More
November 2020 Carrie Henning-Smith,
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks for isolation and loneliness, especially for older adults who face heightened risks from the virus and who are more likely to live alone. More
October 2020 Mark Larson, Lauren Moran,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s Leadership Forward podcast series, we recently spoke with Tom Betlach, MPA, former Arizona Medicaid director, and Jim Jones, Medicaid director at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, to discuss the skills they have used to lead public agencies through economic recessions. More
October 2020 Gretchen Hammer, Hilary Kennedy,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s new Leadership Forward series, we spoke with Womazetta Jones, secretary of Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Karen Kimsey, director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, to discuss leadership strategies they have implemented to infuse equity into their organizations and in their engagements with stakeholders. More
October 2020 Erica Brown,
As part of the Public Sector Leadership Consortium’s Leadership Forward podcast series, I recently spoke with LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH, director of the District of Columbia Department of Health, and Suzanne Bierman, JD, MPH, administrator of the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss how they have remained focused on a long-term vision throughout COVID-19 and used strategic communications and other approaches to advance that vision. More
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