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Health policy

Donna Shalala reflects on a career of health care leadership
Published July 5, 2022
The former Health and Human Services secretary joined the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum for a discussion of her decades of leadership in health care policy
Public health
Study: Harassment of public health officials widespread during initial phase of COVID-19 pandemic
Published March 17, 2022
Among local and state public health officials who resigned or were fired during the first 11 months of the pandemic, more than a third reported incidents of harassment
Health Policy Forum
Hopkins to host conversation with Merck CEO Robert Davis
Published Sept 27, 2021
Davis, who leads one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and drug affordability on Oct. 4
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