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 »

Holmes receives UNC Hettleman Prize for Outstanding Achievement

Mark Holmes, PhD, is one of four UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to receive the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Holmes directs the Rural Health Research Program and co-directs the Healthcare Economics and Finance Program at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He is also associate professor of… Read more »

Using “Plasticity” to Model a Community’s Need for Health Care Services

Researchers at the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research have introduced a new way of thinking about how to determine physician supply and medical specialty configurations in order to meet health care needs. In an article published in Academic Medicine (November 2013), the authors explore how the concept of… Read more »

George Pink, PhD Receives NRHA Outstanding Researcher Award

The National Rural Health Association recently announced the 2013 Rural Health Award recipients. George Pink, PhD, a Sheps Center Senior Research Fellow has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award. “We’re proud of this year’s winners, they have each already made tremendous strides to advance rural health care, and we’re confident they will continue to help… Read more »