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Health policy

Q+A
A conversation with CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky
Published April 30, 2021
Walensky, a School of Medicine alum, shares how Hopkins has influenced her career and shaped her vision for leading the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic
Health Policy Forum
Hopkins to host CDC Director Rochelle Walensky
Published April 22, 2021
Discussion with Walensky and Paul B. Rothman of JHM will cover COVID strategy and the powerful combination of medicine and public health
Health care costs
Study: Charitable care provided by hospitals doesn't measure up to their tax exemptions
Published April 7, 2021
The amount of charity care hospitals provide and the favorable tax treatment they enjoy is 'badly out of sync,' researchers say
Public health
Telehealth consults increased more than 50-fold among certain populations during early phase of pandemic
Published April 1, 2021
Mental health consults led the way; patients in COVID-19 hot spots, younger patients, urban patients, and patients with two or more chronic conditions were more likely to use telehealth
Health policy
Study investigates effects of drug coupons and vouchers
Published March 30, 2021
Believed to be the largest study of its kind, it finds that only a slim portion of pharmaceuticals are covered by coupons and vouchers, and the offsets are not targeted to patients who likely need them most
Health policy
Surveys find strong support for COVID-19 mitigation measures over time
Published March 23, 2021
Large differences were seen by age, beliefs, and political affiliation and among those who trust science and those who do not
Health policy
Requests for brand name prescription drugs cost Medicare additional $1.7B in 2017
Published March 4, 2021
Opting for generic over brand name prescription drugs would save hundreds of millions a year, study finds
Public health
Survey finds frequent reports of missed medical care during pandemic
Published Jan 28, 2021
Survey also finds fear of being exposed to COVID-19 and financial setbacks as common reasons for missing medical care
Hopkins faculty co-found new international society for global health policy research
Published Nov 10, 2020
They aim for public health policy experts from various disciplines to break out of their academic or research silos to enhance collaboration for the greater good
U.S. policy
More U.S. adults report wanting the government to play a larger role in society
Published Oct 30, 2020
More adults supported health, unemployment, and income-related policies in April 2020 than did in September 2019