Kovner-Behrman Health Forum Explores Paths to Improved Decision-Making in Healthcare
NYU Wagner's Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, convened the 20th annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum before a capacity audience in the school's home in the historic Puck Building on March 23. Entitled "Check Your Intuitions," the event brought together leading health experts for a discussion and an audience Q&A on how to improve decision making in health policy and management.
Professional insights gleaned from research and hands-on experience were offered by: James Knickman,Derzon Clinical Professor of Health, NYU Wagner, and Director of the Health Evaluation and Analytics Program, NYU Wagner and the School of Medicine (below right); Maja Djukic, Assistant Professor, NYU College of Nursing (below left); and Jon Sendach, Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, NYU Wagner.
The informative and lively discussion was moderated by Thomas D'Aunno, Professor of Management, NYU Wagner (pictured top right).
The Kovner-Behrman Health Forum was established by NYU Wagner Professor Anthony Kovner in 1996 to convene health experts for dialogue about how to improve the healthcare delivery system. With extensive experience as both a health practictioner and academic, Professor Kovner recognized the value of bridging the gap between the two sectors. Each year, experts at the Forum discuss a different healthcare topic that is relevant to both practioners and researchers, with the goal of learning from one another and improving overall health outcomes.
Kristof responds! NYT columnist answers critique from Wagner's own Dave Algoso
On Friday, 10/29, Nicholas Kristof responded to some critiques of his column in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, including one penned by Wagner student Dave Algoso for Foreign Policy. Kristof writes, "My Sunday magazine piece a week ago on young Americans engaging in do-it-yourself foreign aid projects sparked a good bit of reaction, including some thoughtful criticisms. You can read the comments below the previous blog post to get a flavor. Let me try to address some of the complaints."
Leaders of White House Initiative Take Aim at Achievement Gap at NYU Wagner Event
More than 150 people attended “Bridging the Gap,” a panel discussion at NYU Wagner featuring leaders of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence and other change makers.
The forum on policy and practice opportunities to narrow the achievement gap for students of color was organized by the school’s Wagner Education Policy Student Association; the Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service; and the Black Student Association.
Among the panelists was David Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, who emphasized that programs in early childhood learning and high school dropout prevention are important levers for improving educational outcomes for people of color.
Involvement at the community-based level is also key, he said.
“Policy is but a tool,” explained Johns. “How do we leverage to ensure every adult who meets our children has the competency and the support to get them where they need to go?”
In addition to Johns, the panelists at "Bridging the Gap: Actualizing Educational Achievement for Students of Color," included:
Marco Davis, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
The October 30 discussion in the Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue was moderated by NYU Steinhardt's Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Dr. Edward Fergus.