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MAY 2021
Our recent virtual conference explored promising approaches to find common ground on health care reform. Visit the conference website for recordings of the keynote conversation with Tom Daschle and Ezekiel Emanuel and the panel discussions; a special Tradeoffs conference podcast episode on how to make employer-sponsored insurance work better for more Americans; and more.
In Health Affairs, Rachel M. Werner and Norma Coe find that staffing levels in nursing homes did not decrease during the pandemic, despite widespread reports of shortages.
Research from Morgan Hoke and Courtney Boen reveals that evictions have detrimental effects on young adults’ mental and self-reported health, with low-income communities and people of color facing the greatest risks.
David Grande and colleagues find that most U.S. consumers do not want their digital data used for public health purposes, even during a pandemic.
In the latest edition of CoVEReD, Rebecca Weintraub of Harvard Medical School joins hosts Alison Buttenheim and Harald Schmidt to discuss barriers to COVID vaccination for certain marginalized groups who frequently face disproportionate hurdles.
Virtual Event
Friday, June 4, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Racial Justice in National Drug Policy
A Virtual Conversation with Michael Botticelli, MEd, Kassandra Frederique, MSW, and Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, moderated by Eugenia C. South, MD, MSHP
Co-hosted with Bold Solutions, a University of Pennsylvania initiative aimed at addressing the effects of interpersonal, structural, and institutional racism on health; and co-sponsored by Urban Health Lab.
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Harald Schmidt, Rebecca Weintraub, Michelle A. Williams, Kate Miller, Alison Buttenheim, Emily Sadecki, Helen Wu, Aditi Doiphode, Neha Nagpal, Lawrence O. Gostin, Angela A. Shen, May 2021. “Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States. Nature Medicine. doi: 10.1038/s41591-021-01379-6
Matthew D. McHugh, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, Carol Windsor, Clint Douglas, Patsy Yates, May 2021. “Effects of Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Legislation on Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Readmissions, and Length of Stay: A Prospective Study in a Panel of Hospitals.” The Lancetdoi:10.1016/s0140-6736(21)00768-6
Robin Ortiz, Rachel Kishton, Laura Sinko, Michelle Fingerman, Diane Moreland, Joanne Wood, Atheendar Venkataramani, May 2021. “Assessing Child Abuse Hotline Inquiries in the Wake of COVID-19.” JAMA Pediatricsdoi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0525
Katherine L. Milkman, Mitesh S. Patel, Linnea Gandhi, Heather N. Graci, Dena M. Gromet, Hung Ho, Joseph S. Kay, Timothy W. Lee, Modupe Akinola, John Beshears, Jonathan E. Bogard, Alison Buttenheim, Christopher F. Chabris, Gretchen B. Chapman, James J. Choi, Hengchen Dai, Craig R. Fox, Amir Goren, Matthew D. Hilchey, Jillian Hmurovic, Leslie K. John, Dean Karlan, Melanie Kim, David Laibson, Cait Lamberton, Brigitte C. Madrian, Michelle N. Meyer, Maria Modanu, Jimin Nam, Todd Rogers, Renante Rondina, Silvia Saccardo, Maheen Shermohammed, Dilip Soman,  Jehan Sparks, Caleb Warren, Megan Weber, Ron Berman, Chalanda N. Evans, Christopher K. Snider, Eli Tsukayama, Christophe Van den Bulte, Kevin G. Volpp, Angela L. Duckworth, May 2021. “A Megastudy of Text-Based Nudges Encouraging Patients to Get Vaccinated at an Upcoming Doctor’s Appointment." PNAS; 118(20). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2101165118
Katherine F. Michel, Aleigha Spaulding, Ahmedin Jemal, K. Robin Yabroff, Daniel J. Lee, Xuesong Han, May 2021. “Associations of Medicaid Expansion With Insurance Coverage, Stage at Diagnosis, and Treatment Among Patients with Genitourinary Malignant Neoplasms.” JAMA Network Open. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.7051
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