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    Reducing the Angst of Group Projects

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 9, 2017 12:44:47 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    “I hate group projects! This is a waste of my time!”
    “Why can’t you just give us individual assignments?”
    “Suzy was lazy and didn’t pull her weight!”
    “Johnny didn’t get his work in on time!”
    “No one could agree on a plan. It was a nightmare!”
    “Jane was bossy and wouldn’t listen to anyone else’s ideas.”
    “I had to do all the work. No one followed my instructions!”

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    Topics: allied health, Author, health administration, Sharon Buchbinder Blog

    What’s Ahead for the Affordable Care Act?

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 4, 2017 2:36:36 PM

    By Donna K. Hammaker, MGA, JD
    Author of Health Care Management and the Law, 2nd Edition & Health Care Ethics and the Law, 1st Edition

    The current political situation makes it probable that changes will be made to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), if it is not repealed. Although some ask why the government cannot simply get out of health care and allow market forces to regulate the industry, the history of U.S. health care is the best explanation of why this strategy does not work. The government did stay out of the individual market until it passed the ACA in 2010 at a time when millions could not obtain health insurance and costs were skyrocketing at an unsustainable pace.

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    Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA), Author, Donna Hammaker

    5 Classroom Assignments That Revive the Art of Letter Writing

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 14, 2017 2:05:27 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    Once upon a time, before computers, Internet, email, and texting, there was something known as the “letter.” This ancient form of communication provided people who did not live near one another the opportunity to share news and feelings. When I was a child <cough, cough> a hundred years ago, I had a pen pal. We sent letters back and forth, each trying to outdo the other with our creativity. Now those letters and postage stamps have been replaced with OMG! ROFL! TTYL! and unlimited data plans for all household members with opposable thumbs.

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    Topics: Epidemiology, flipped classroom, health policy, Sharon B. Buchbinder, Public health management, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Classroom Assignments, Public Administration

    Now What? A Health Policy Expert's Analysis on the Demise of the AHCA

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 5, 2017 5:17:15 PM

    By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD
    Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition

    After a flurry of behind-the-scenes arm-twisting by President Trump and negotiations with members of their own party, the Republican leadership tabled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on March 24th because they did not have the votes to pass the bill.  Instead of being a bill that had a little bit for everyone, AHCA ended up as a bill that did not have enough for anyone.  It was too moderate for conservatives, too conservative for moderates, and managed to alienate powerful stakeholders ranging from conservative think tanks to providers to the elderly.  So, what did we learn and what happens next?

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    Lots of Focus on the ACA, Meanwhile MACRA Is Here to Stay

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 5, 2017 3:24:30 PM

    While the recent headlines are focused on the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care law is moving forward, unobstructed. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed in 2015 with full support from both sides of the congressional aisle.

    MACRA is a separate but complementary law to the ACA, according to Kristina M. Young, MS (SUNY Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions) and Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS (University of New Mexico School of Medicine). Young and Kroth are the authors of the new 9th edition of Sultz & Young’s Health Care USA.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Kristina M. Young, MACRA, Philip J. Kroth

    Award Winning Biostatistics Educator Lisa Sullivan Explores the Best Strategies for Getting Students Engaged in Learning

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 30, 2017 3:42:02 PM

    Studies reveal that learners retain only 5% of what they learn from a lecture. That number jumps to 50% when a student is engaged in a group discussion. If the student is teaching someone else, the learning retention ratemushrooms to a whopping 90%.

    In this informative webinar, recorded on March 23, award winning educator and author Lisa Sullivan (Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health) explores these data as well as faculty challenges and how to overcome them in order to make Biostatistics fun and engaging for students.

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    Topics: Author, Webinar, teaching, biostatistics

    Author Bob Friis Reveals His Secrets for Making Epi Fun for Undergrads

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 29, 2017 9:10:51 AM

    In a this webinar recorded on March 24, Bob Friis, author of Epidemiology 101, explores ways to get undergraduate students engaged and interested in learning about epidemiology.

    “Epidemiology is often a required prerequisite course for non-majors who are not focused on the subject matter,” Dr. Friis explains, “and Epidemiology students tend to be highly diverse with limited public health experience, limited medical background, and limited quantitative background.”

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    Republican Proposals to Change Medicaid

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 24, 2017 1:47:25 PM

    By Sara Wilensky

    A previous post (The Republican Proposal to Replace the ACA), reviewed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which is the Republican bill being considered in the House that is intended to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). AHCA also includes significant changes to the Medicaid program, which will be discussed here.

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    The Republican Proposal to Replace the ACA: An Analysis

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 17, 2017 8:45:26 AM

    By Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD
    Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition

    On March 6, 2017, the Republican leadership in the House introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a move to begin repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  AHCA refers to two budget reconciliation bills that were introduced in the Ways and Means and the Energy and Commerce committees. After passing out of their committees on a party line vote, the bills will be combined in the Budget committee then go to the House Rules committee for any amendments and a vote on the House Floor.

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    Webinar: Undergraduate Public Health Education: 2017 Update

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 27, 2017 1:18:45 PM

    Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday March 7 at 2:00 PM EST.

    Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, will present an update on the current status of undergraduate Public Health education in the U.S.

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    Topics: Richard Riegelman, undergraduate public health, Webinar

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