Research by HPML assistant professor Lindsay Allen, Ph.D. and co-authors from University of Kentucky and St. Louis University was recently featured as one of the top papers at a premier national conference for health services research.
Their work, “The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Preventable Hospitalizations,” was highlighted at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in late June. It is one of the first multi-state, multi-policy examinations of the impact of Medicaid expansion on hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. They found Medicaid expansions meaningfully decreased hospitalizations, length of stay, and hospital costs related to these conditions, as well as resulted in a shift in payer mix from uninsured to Medicaid.
AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. They offer programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities, and to improve health.
For over 30 years, AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting has been the premier forum for health services research, where more than 2,500 attendees gather to discuss the health policy and health system implications of research findings, sharpen research methods, and network with colleagues from around the world.
Daniel Shook, director of Mountain Safe in the WVU Injury Control Research Center, recently spoke with The Daily Athenaeum about the possibility and benefits of a public Sobering Center in Morgantown. Shook works with injury prevention in the Morgantown community as well as throughout the Appalachian region, and he’s helping make the Morgantown Sobering Center a reality.
SHAPE—the Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality—along with the West Virginia University Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine and the LGBTQ+ Center will be hosting a week-long series of lectures focusing on LGBTQ+ health at the Health Sciences Center.
The WVU School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Erik Carlton, DrPH, MS, will join the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership faculty and the Dean’s Academic Affairs leadership team as part of the School’s continued focus on leadership and innovation in education.