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.
Nursing: Health Policy Alumna Rebecca Kriz has co-authored her first article, a New ANSIRH study which shows Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law would drastically limit abortion access.
Commentary: Sex Work, Health Policy and the Need for a Grassroots Social Movement Perspective
February 2015 • By Kate Horton
Sex workers face very real health risks, including violence and sexually transmitted diseases, but the reasons for the risks are largely misunderstood. A growing body of research has shown that the work itself is not always inherently risky...