Kathleen de Leon, 1st year MS student in the Nursing: Health Policy program, has been announced as this year's winner of the Ann Klobas Outstanding Health Policy Paper Award. Her paper, titled Ebola Outbreak: A Social Problem Examined Through the Lens of the Public Arenas Model, evidenced thought and concern in addressing policy from a nursing perspective.
Read the JAMA research letter: "Salary Differences Between Male and Female Registered Nurses in the United States"
Read UCSF's April issue of the Science of Caring article: "UCSF-Led Study Finds Lasting Wage Gap Between Male and Female Nurses"
In July 1995, as Chicago sweltered in temperatures that soared to over 100°F, more than 500 people died – largely the isolated elderly, many of whom who couldn’t afford air conditioning and were often too afraid to leave doors or windows open in their crime-plagued neighborhoods. The disaster highlighted one of the key challenges confronting an aging America: How do we ensure the well-being of an increasing number of people living alone in older age?
With a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, HCCI and the National Academy for State Health Policy launched the State Health Policy Grant Program to support five research projects analyzing how states are implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other reforms to improve their health care systems. The research will help identify the most effective ways to improve health care quality and lower costs.