Study of International Retirement Migration from North America to Colonial Cities in Latin America

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 »

Dr. Parth Shah receives prestigious Distinguished Dissertation Award

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 »

How can we improve health and health care in rural America?

  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?  

Julie Spero named director of NC Health Professions Data System

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 »

The challenge of preventing mass shootings through mental health records

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: The Monitor Trial

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 »

How can we improve health and health care in rural America?

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 »

Access to Mental Health Care Has Increased Under the Affordable Care Act

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 Receives 2017 Banks Award for Mentoring

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 »

FutureDocs Issue Brief Released: Nation Has Enough Physicians to Meet the Nation’s Overall Needs – For Now. Distribution to Worsen

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy released the first in a series of issue briefs for the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool, built with support from the Physicians Foundation. The innovative tool helps policy makers, physicians and health systems plan for what type of practitioners will be needed to meet the growing utilization of healthcare in… Read more »

Dr. Laura Hanson on Improving Advanced Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Sheps investigator Laura Hanson, MD, MPH is featured on the GeriPal podcast discussing her randomized control trial of a Goals of Care intervention for family decision makers of nursing home residents with advanced dementia. You can listen to the podcast here and watch the Goals of Care decision aid here.