International retirement migration is a growing phenomenon that is expected to accelerate with the aging of the baby boomer generation. In the Western hemisphere, migrants particularly favor medium-sized historic, picturesque colonial cities in Latin America. Their impact on these settings is large and complex but has received little systematic study. This phenomenon can stimulate economic… Read more »
Domino and colleagues explore rural psychologists and education programs in new Journal of Rural Health article
New research published in the Journal of Rural Health examines trends in the psychologist workforce, training programs and factors that may influence decisions to practice in rural areas. Marisa Domino, with colleagues in the Program on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems and the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, led a… Read more »
Parth Shah (center) with dissertation committee member Macary Marciniak (left) and NRSA fellowship mentor Betsy Sleath (right) AHRQ NRSA Postdoctoral Trainee, Parth Shah, PhD, received the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Social Sciences. Dr. Shah was recognized and presented with a plaque at The Graduate School’s Annual Graduate Student Recognition… Read more »
Mark Holmes, PhD Associate professor of health policy and management Director, UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research George Pink, PhD Humana Distinguished Professor of health policy and management How can we improve health and health care in rural America?
The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy is pleased to announce that Julie Spero, MSPH, was named Director of the North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS). Julie has been a Research Associate with the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy for more than five years. During that time, she has led studies on medical… Read more »
In the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida, there’s been discussion of addressing those with mental and emotional problems. But preventing violence by using mental health records is more complicated than many realize. What systems are already in place and what are the challenges? Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Jeffrey Swanson, Professor in Psychiatry and… Read more »
Diabetes Results That Can Make a Difference by April Reese, Programs Manager, North Carolina Division of Public Health, and Patient Partner in the PCORI-funded MONITOR Trial. “Anything we can do to help people manage their condition within a budget is high on the list of things we in public health want to achieve. So,… Read more »
“Improving Youth Question-Asking and Provider Education during Pediatric Asthma Visits” will be published in the Patient Education and Counseling Journal. It was authored by Betsy Sleath, Delesha M. Carpenter, Scott A. Davis, Claire Hayes Watson, Charles Lee, Ceila E. Loughlin, Nacire Garcia, Daniel S. Reuland, and Gail Tudor. “The question prompt list and video intervention… Read more »
How can we improve health and health care in rural America? Mark Holmes, PhD Professor of health policy and management Director, UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research George Pink, PhD Humana Distinguished Professor of health policy and management Read the entire article here: How can we improve health and health care… Read more »
Obamacare Helped Keep Rural Hospitals Open The Medicaid expansion isn’t the only factor that affects whether rural hospitals stay open. George Pink, PhD, a professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, told Healthline that there are “three broad categories of reasons why rural… Read more »
The American Pharmacists Association has announced that Betsy Sleath, PhD is the recipient of the 2018 Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding, meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Sleath will receive the award in March in Nashville.
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2017 – People with mental illness reported that they were more likely to be insured and thus better able to access health and mental health services following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance. Effects were seen in states that had expanded… Read more »
Kathleen C. Thomas, PhD, MPH, was awarded the 2017 Steven M. Banks Award from the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association in recognition of outstanding mentoring and sponsorship of diverse mental health services researchers. Dr. Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and… Read more »
Researchers from the mental health and substance abuse services and systems program at the Sheps Center examined the effect that primary-care based medical homes had on access to care and costs among Medicaid enrollees with severe mental illness using a variety of estimation techniques. They found that medical homes increased access to both primary care… Read more »
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD MPH, is profiled in the first issue of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health