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    4th Edition of Issel's Health Program Planning and Evaluation Stays True to Prior Editions with Several Improvements

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Aug 4, 2017 3:39:23 PM

    Excerpted from the Preface of Health Program Planning and Evaluation, 4th Edition,
    by L. Michele Issel, PhD, RN, University of North Carolina College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, Charlotte, North Carolina

    The fourth edition of Health Program Planning and Evaluation has stayed true to the purpose and intent of the previous editions. This advanced- level text is written to address the needs of professionals from diverse health disciplines who find themselves responsible for developing, implementing, or evaluating health programs. The aim of the text is to assist health professionals to become not only competent health program planners and evaluators but also savvy consumers of evaluation reports and prudent users of evaluation consultants. To that end, the text includes a variety of practical tools and concepts necessary to develop and evaluate health programs, presenting them in language understandable to both the practicing and novice health program planner and evaluator.
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    Topics: Author, L. Michele Issel, Health Program Planning and Evaluation

    The Quest for Universal Health Coverage

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jul 28, 2017 8:44:53 AM

    By Richard Skolnik, MPA
    Author of Global Health 101

    The quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to all efforts in global health. Indeed, all high-income countries, except the United States, have had a system of universal health coverage for some time and all low-and middle-income countries have at least a commitment in principle to achieving UHC as soon as possible.

    In this context, it is important for those of us who teach global health to understand the concept of UHC, some of the key reference materials that deal with UHC, and some of the countries that we want our students to study to best understand the “quest for universal health coverage.”

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    Topics: Author, Richard Skolnik Blog

    "Delivering Health Care in America" Authors Celebrate 20 Years with New 7th Edition Coming in October

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 23, 2017 3:29:20 PM

    By Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    & Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Indiana University at South Bend, School of Business and Economics
    Authors, Delivering Health Care in America, 7th Edition (Available Oct. 13, 2017)

     

    With this Seventh Edition, we celebrate 20 years of serving instructors, students, policymakers, and others, both at home and overseas, with up-to-date information on a dynamic United States health care delivery system. Much has changed and much will continue to change in the future as the nation will grapple with critical issues of access, cost, and quality. Indeed, much of the developing and developed world will also be contending with similar issues.

    People in the United States, in particular, had just gotten a taste of a far-reaching health care reform with President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare. The law produced mixed results that are documented in this new edition.

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    Topics: New Edition, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Author, health administration, National Health, Public health management, Delivering Health Care in America, Public Administration, shi & singh

    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

    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 Recognition - Eric Shamus & Arie J. van Duijn

    Posted by Alianna Ortu on Mar 2, 2017 11:30:30 AM

    We are pleased to share that Jones & Bartlett Learning authors Eric Shamus, PT, DPT, PhD and Arie J. van Duijn, PT, EdD, OCS have been chosen as the 43rd honorees of the Florida Gulf Coast University Author Series. Each month, one textbook written or contributed by an FGCU faculty member is selected for recognition. In March 2017, they will recognize Manual Therapy of the Extremities.

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    Topics: allied health, Author, author, physical therapy, manual therapy, physical therapy, shamus, PT, van duijn

    One Health: From AIDS to Zika - Webinar Recording Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Dec 15, 2016 1:25:02 PM

    by Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD Profession and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

    As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

    Learn more about the One Health initiative in this webinar recorded on December 1st, 2016.

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    Topics: allied health, Health, Author, Global health, health administration, Health Science, Richard Riegelman, Webinar, Diseases

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Richard Skolnik Selected as Jury Member for the MacArthur Foundation “100 & Change” Competition

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Nov 22, 2016 11:46:46 AM

    Jury Will Award $100 Million Grant to One Idea That Can “Change the World”

    Richard Skolnik, MPA, author of Global Health 101, was recently selected as a jury member for the “100 & Change” competition which will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

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    Topics: Author, Global health, Richard Skolnik Blog

    Vaccinations and Health Care Managers

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Oct 10, 2016 1:51:09 PM

    With the Zika virus pushing now vaccine preventable Ebola virus off the center stage in world health, it is easy to forget old diseases and debates. Vaccinations created by man, not by natural disease processes, have historically engendered controversy. According to Link (2005, p. 38), "vaccines are counterintuitive. What sense does it make to inject a well baby with a potent, biologically active vaccine that contains elements of the very disease it is supposed to prevent?"

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    Topics: Author, health administration, Webinar, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, webinar, vaccinations, zika

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