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January 2023 Katti Gray,
In a Q&A with health journalist Katti Gray, Dr. Derek Griffith and Dr. Andrew Anderson discussed their research and proposed remedies to improve trust in health systems. More
January 2023 Jodyn Platt, Lauren A. Taylor,
This review of health services and health policy articles on trust from the past 50 years examined how trust is defined and measured. The authors found murkiness around terms and limited methods in the existing literature. More
January 2023 Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Jalisa Clark, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Columbia County, Arkansas, is the third in a series of case studies designed
to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
September 2022 Nicholas K. Garcia,
Susan Kansagra, MD, North Carolina’s State Health Officer and Director of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, spoke with the Milbank Memorial Fund about North Carolina’s coordinated monkeypox public health response and her advice for state officials. More
August 2022 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of Baltimore City, Maryland, is the second in a series of case studies designed to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
June 2022 R.L. Nave,
Health care access issues have long posed challenges for health officials in Mississippi, a rural state with the nation’s largest percentage of African Americans. More
June 2022 Noah Triplett, Jasmine L. Blanks Jones,
While attention has been directed toward increasing diversity in the mental health workforce to improve quality of care for BIPOC, more immediate solutions, such as cultural humility training for mental health providers and required assessments of the influence of race and culture on a client’s mental health, are needed. More
May 2022 Courtney Roman, Clare Luz, Carrie Graham, Nida Joseph, Kate McEvoy,
A new guide for state officials examines the challenges that direct care workers face — and the administrative, funding, policy, and regulatory levers that states can use to better support this critical workforce. More
May 2022 Maanasa Kona, Jalisa Clark, Megan Houston, Emma Walsh-Alker,
This case study of rural Grant County, New Mexico is the first in a series of case studies designed to assess the effectiveness of various policy initiatives to expand access to primary care in a region, particularly for underserved populations. More
The United States is facing a dire shortage of direct care workers who provide essential services to older adults and individuals with disabilities.… More
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