Health Policy

  • Urgent Need For More Telehealth Research: A Call To Action

    I am pleased to share a commentary/editorial piece titled “An Emergent Research and Policy Framework for Telehealth”, which was published on eGems – Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. Telehealth has demonstrated its essential opportunity to expand access to care; improve the quality of care; and enhance cost-effectiveness in care delivery. There is, as indicated in this paper from […]
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  • Take A Look At The FDA’s Patient Network Newsletter!

    Take a few minutes to learn more about the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Patient Network, which is a comprehensive program that works to expand and sustain communication with patients and their community.  It also helps educate patients, patient advocates, and their healthcare professionals about medical product regulations and we continue to look at ways to involve patients more effectively in regulatory decisions related to […]
  • I Hope To See You At The Genetic Alliance’s 30th Anniversary Conference And Celebration

    I am looking forward to participating at the Genetic Alliance’s 30th Anniversary Conference and Celebration on March 9-10, 2017, in Bethesda, MD. People are invited to join the Genetic Alliance to “celebrate the successes, examine the failures, and most importantly, plan for the future. Always keeping individuals and families at the center, we will enable cross-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder teams to co-create […]
  • New National Academy of Medicine Publication Explores The Influence Of Trauma And Violence On Communities

    On January 17, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a publication titled “Community Violence as a Population Health Issue: Proceedings of a Workshop”. This publication synthesizes the presentations and discussions that occurred during the workshop held on June 16, 2016. As shared on the website, “the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop in Brooklyn, […]
  • Join Me And Your Colleagues At The 2017 National Health Council Health Leadership Conference

    I look forward to speaking at the 2017 National Health Council Health Leadership Conference on February 10, 2017, in Tampa, FL. The Health Leadership Conference is being held on February 8-10, 2017, and it provides an outstanding opportunity for key stakeholders in the health community to informally meet, share information about emerging issues in health care and nonprofit management, and […]
  • United Health Foundation’s 27th Edition Of The America’s Health Rankings Annual Report: Our Nation’s Health Is At A Crossroad

    Today, I am excited to share with all of you the United Health Foundation’s release of its 27th Edition of the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report®. As highlighted in United Health Foundation’s press release: “Through an analysis of 34 measures of behaviors, community and environment, policies and clinical care data, America’s Health Rankings Annual Report provides a holistic view of […]
  • New NASEM Consensus Study on Affordable Drugs Announced

    I am honored and excited to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ad hoc Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies. As stated on the NASEM’s website, the Project’s Scope is as follows: “An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will examine patient access to […]
  • I Hope To See You At AHIP’s Consumer Experience And Digital Health Forum In Chicago!

    I am looking forward to participating at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP’s) Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum being held in Chicago on December 6-8, 2016! The Forum’s agenda outlines the General Sessions scheduled, which will focus on Next Generation Approaches during AHIP’s three day event. As health plans continue to put the consumer at the center of service, […]
  • September Is National Childhood Obesity Month

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced September is National Childhood Obesity Month. In the United States today, approximately 1 in 5 children (17%) has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern in […]
  • You’re Invited: ATA 2016 Fall Forum on September 28th – 30th!!

    As the immediate past president of the American Telemedicine Association, I want to take a minute to invite all of you to attend the ATA 2016 Fall Forum being held in New Orleans on September 28th – 30th! This annual event provides a great opportunity for you to meet with leading telehealth experts to better understand important changes happening in […]