Health Management and Policy News

Alumna discusses hospice care, impact of the pandemic

Alumna Sara Krieger (19MHA) was a guest on a recent podcast where she discussed what hospice care is, who can benefit from it, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted its delivery. Published June 17, 2021

From the Front Row: Discussing health care and the human experience with Dr. Ken Anderson

This week's episode features a conversation with Dr. Ken Anderson, a physician, health administrator, policy advisor, and author. Dr. Anderson served as a medical affairs advisor on President Clinton's National Health Policy Team, and is currently the director of the Executive MHA program at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Published June 17, 2021

Kaskie discusses age diversity in the workforce

Many organizations have been struggling to create a more diverse and welcoming work environment. "We're having a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) moment in the workplace," says Brian Kaskie, CPH associate professor of health management and policy. "We want to bring age into that too." Kaskie leads an initiative called Colorado's Above-Fifty Employment Strategies. (Forbes) Published June 10, 2021

Webinar: Age-Inclusive Management Strategies

Research teams from the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the nonprofit Transamerica Institute are excited to present a free webinar on June 17 that explores the business case for hiring age 50+ employees and shows employers how they can implement age-inclusive management strategies to compete for valuable talent. Published June 10, 2021

Wu writes about how the past can inspire the future

Recent CPH graduate Austin Wu (21MPH) has an interest in local history and urban design. He's now writing a regular opinion column for the Iowa City Press-Citizen that seeks to imagine a better tangible future in eastern Iowa by taking inspiration from principles of the past. Published June 10, 2021

From the Front Row: Student experiences with Iowa’s Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs

This week's episode features a discussion with Alex Morrell and Conner Welch, two MHA students who work with Iowa's Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs (OSCEP). They chat with Alexis about how the office plays a vital role for rural Iowa and ultimately how they are working to create a healthier state. Published June 10, 2021

Mueller says investment in public health will make a major difference

Keith Mueller, professor and head of health management and policy, says the Biden Administration's plans to invest in public health will make a "major difference." Mueller adds, "We've needed and will continue to need this kind of investment in public health nationally and, of course, in Iowa." (Radio Iowa) Published May 20, 2021

Alumna to deliver special keynote at AUPHA annual meeting

Alumna Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD), a health care executive and leading voice in health policy including payment, equity, and evidence-based policy making, will deliver a special keynote presentation on May 25 at the 2021 AUPHA Virtual Annual Meeting. Her talk, "Reflections on Recent Lessons in Advancing Health Equity During a Public Health Emergency," requires registration. Published May 19, 2021

Q&A: PhD student Redwan Bin Abdul Baten embraces research, advocacy, and activism

Learn about the journey and inspirations that brought Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Management and Policy, to study public health and engage in research and service at Iowa. Published May 18, 2021

Alumnus discusses bringing personalized medicine to the frontlines of care delivery

Alumnus Justin Brueck (10MHA), assistant vice president of NorthShore University HealthSystem, recently discussed the integration of genomics into the primary care setting. (Becker's Hospital Review) Published April 29, 2021