The Politics of Obesity
Health Affairs, Dec. 2002, Volume 21 Number 6.
Kersh, R. & Monroe, J.
The Politics of Obesity
Health Affairs, Dec. 2002, Volume 21 Number 6.
Kersh, R. & Monroe, J.
Obesity, Courts, and the New Politics of Public Health
Journal of Health Politics, Policy, & Law 2005, Volume 30 Issue 5.
Lobbyists & Health Care
Health Politics & Policy Edited by James Morone.
Strategic Leadership: A New Course for Clinician Managers
Journal of Health Administration Education Summer 1995, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp 473-83.
Management Development for Mid-Level Managers: Results of a Demonstration Project
Hospital and Health Services Administration Winter 1996, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp 485-502.
Examines a demonstration program to develop skills and experience for middle managers ar a mid-sized urban hospital in the United States. Background information on the management development program at the New York Downtown Hospital; Participation by middle and senior management; Program curriculum; Program weaknesses, opportunities, threats; Recommendations for replication.
Board Development in Two Hospitals: Lessons from Demonstrations
Hospital and Health Services Administration Spring 1997, Vol. 42 No. 1 pp 87-99.
Kovner, A.R., Ritvo, R. & Holland, T.
Explores approaches in improving the effectiveness of nonprofit hospitals' boards of trustees as shown by the Alpha Health Care System and Beta Hospital. Kellogg project on effective governance; Factors influencing changes; Board assessment; Initiation of board development; Importance of time management; Chief executive officer's support to strengthen board effectiveness.
Inconsistencies in Place Definition: How Different Operational Place Definitions Affect Estimates of Adolescent Smoking and Drinking Risk
Health and Place, Vol. 13, No. 2.
Brady, J. & Weitzman, B.C.
We find that estimates of the prevalence of teenage smoking and drinking in "urban," "suburban," and "rural" areas vary with different definitions of these types of geographic units. Given the salience of youth risk behavior to the public debate, we urge researchers to purposefully choose their definitions of geographic areas and to be explicit about those choices.
High Cost Medicaid Patients
United Hospital Fund of New York,
High cost patients account for a large share of Medicaid costs (20 percent of patients account for 70 to 80 percent of expenditures). This study analyzes expenditures, patterns of utilization, and diagnostic characteristics of the most costly of these patients.
Race, Segregation, and Physicians' Participation in Medicaid
The Milbank Quarterly Vol. 84, Iss. 2, June
Greene, J., Blustein, J. & Weitzman, B.C.
Many studies have explored the extent to which physicians’ characteristics and Medicaid program factors influence physicians’ decisions to accept Medicaid patients. In this article, we turn to patient race/ethnicity and residential segregation as potential influences. Using the 2000/2001 Community Tracking Study and other sources we show that physicians are significantly less likely to participate in Medicaid in areas where the poor are nonwhite and in areas that are racially segregated. Surprisingly—and contrary to the prevailing Medicaid participation theory—we find no link between poverty segregation and Medicaid participation when controlling for these racial factors. Accordingly, this study contributes to an accumulating body of circumstantial evidence that patient race influences physicians’ choices, which in turn may contribute to racial disparities in access to health care.
Separate and Unequal Care in New York City
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Number 1.
Calman, N.S., Golub, M., Ruddock, C., Le, L. & Kaplan, S.A.
Bronx Health REACH, a coalition of community- and faith-based groups, health care providers, and an academic institution, recently examined the causes of racial and ethnic health disparities in the southwest Bronx and identified separate systems of care for uninsured and publicly insured patients, who are predominantly people of color, and those with private insurance. We found evidence that patients are sorted into segregated pathways of care, a system of medical apartheid in which differential care contributes to disparities in health care and health outcomes.
Healthy Relationships: A Guide to Forming Partnerships between Health Care Providers and Adult Education Programs
Literacy Assistance Center.
Simply stated, health literacy is the ability to obtain, understand, and effectively use health-related information. In a recent report entitled "Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion," the Institute of Medicine estimated that 90 million adults may lack the needed literacy skills to effectively use the U.S. health care system. Extrapolating from the National Adult Literacy Survey, approximately 36 percent of New York City adults would not be able to identify the name of a hospital in a short article; an additional 27 percent would not be able to fill out a standard health insurance form. Health care providers and patients typically do not identify low health literacy as a major issue, but both groups are well aware of its consequences. Health care professionals know they need improved communication with their patients so that they can better understand patient concerns and priorities, engage them as active partners in their care, improve their grasp of protocols for care management and the need for preventive care and screening, and ensure that they know when and where to seek care and how to navigate the health care system. Conversely, adults with low literacy skills often feel intimidated by the complexity of the health care system, by the forms and instructions, and by medical terminology. To avoid appearing ignorant, they may be hesitant to ask questions or express concerns, thereby compounding the problem. All of these difficulties are exacerbated when patients do not speak English well and are unfamiliar with the U.S. health care system.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health: A View from the South Bronx
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2006; 17:116-127.
Kaplan S.A., Calman N.S., Golub M., Davis J.H. & Billings J.
Fostering Organizational Change Through a Community-Based Initiative
Health Promotion Practice 2006; 7:1-10.
Kaplan S.A., Calman N.S., Golub M., Ruddock C. & Billings J.
A Comparative Analysis of Health Systems in Wealthy Nations
In Health Care Delivery in the United States, Eighth Edition, by Kovner A., Knickman, J. (Eds.) New York: Springer Publishing Company,
How do we understand and also assess the health care of America? Where is health care provided? What are the characteristics of those institutions which provide it? Over the short term, how are changes in health care provisions affecting the health of the population, the cost of care, and access to care? These core issues regarding our health policy are answered in this text.This is a textbook for course work in health care, the handbook for administrators and policy makers, and the standard for in-service training programs.
The Future Of The Public’s Health: Vision, Values, And Strategies
Health Affairs, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 96-107.
Gostin, L.O., Boufford, J.I. & Martinez, R.
Healthcare in a Land Called PeoplePower: Nothing About Me Without Me
Health Expectations, Vol. 4., September 2001, Page 144
Delbanco, T., Berwick, D.M., Boufford, J.I., Edgman-Levitan, Ollenschlager, G., Plamping, D. & Rockefeller, R.G.
Human Resources for Health: Overcoming the Crisis
The Lancet, Vol. 364, Issue 9449, 27 November 2004-3 December 2004, Pgs 1984-1990
Chen, L.C., Evans, T., Anand, S., Boufford, J.I., Brown, H., Chowdhury, M. & Michael, S.
Evidence Based Financial Management - What Are We Waiting For?
Research in Healthcare Financial Management, Vol. 9, No. 1,
Comments on the use of evidence-based approach in the area of health care financial management. Limitation of benchmarking; Barriers to the introduction of evidence-based financial management in health care; Responsibility of health care financial management educators.
Leadership Development for Global Health
in Global Health Leadership and Management, Forege, WH; Daulaire, N.; Black, R.E.; Pearson, C.E., Eds. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco,
Written by an international panel of distinguished global health experts, this book distills valuable lessons from a wide variety of successful health programs that have been implemented around the world. "Global Health Leadership and Management gives practical suggestions for enhancing and developing the essential skills of leadership, management, communication, and project planning for health care leaders. The book will assist health leaders to work well within their communities and effectively plan, direct, implement, and evaluate effective programs and activities. "Global Health Leadership and Management outlines and describes such core competencies as Identifying challenges and developing and managing policy Developing strategies, pathways, and solutions Creating networks and partnerships and planning for change Learning from experience to build a generation of leaders Leading and managing teams by recognizing and celebrating success
The Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on Primary Care Physician Participation in Medicaid
Medical Care, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp 911-920, September
Greene, J., Blustein, J. & Remler, D.