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Lyu, Wehby papers make Top 20 most-read articles list

Congratulations to Wei Lyu and George Wehby, whose paper on the community use of face masks was the most-read article in "Health Affairs" last year! The duo also had a second article on shelter-in-place orders that made the Top 20. (Health Affairs) Published January 14, 2021

Many rural counties lack pharmacies to help distribute vaccines

When COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will partner with retail pharmacies to help distribute them. But a new report by the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis finds that as many as 750 counties don't have one of those pharmacies. (KUNR) Published January 13, 2021

Iowa alumnus John Corbeil reflects on health care administration career

Alumnus John R. Corbeil (12MHA) is the chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood in Houston, Texas. He recently discussed what drew him to health care administration, what advice he has for students, how his workplace is responding to COVID-19, and more.  Published January 11, 2021

Mueller comments on COVID-19 and rural hospitals

For many rural Iowa counties, the first few months of the pandemic were relatively quiet. However, positive case numbers and hospitalizations began rising rapidly in the fall, overwhelming rural hospitals. "The biggest problem that we're seeing nationally is the stress on the personnel," says Keith Mueller, head of the UI Department of Health Management and Policy and the director of the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy. Published January 7, 2021

Income support programs save lives and promote health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Policies for Action program has released new research that shows how income support programs do more than just reduce income inequality – they also improve health and health equity, making them more critical than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. George Wehby, CPH professor of health management and policy, was co-principal investigator of one of the studies that examined the effects of minimum wage on child health. Published December 16, 2020

Ward to co-chair national rural telehealth committee

Marcia M. Ward, professor of health management and policy, has been selected as a member and co-chair of National Quality Forum's Rural Telehealth and Healthcare System Readiness Committee. Published December 16, 2020

Alumna Carol Ayangbile: Making a Positive Impact

A hospital stay can be a stressful experience, but alumna Carol Ayangbile (13MHA) strives to make it as smooth as possible. Find out how the desire to help others drew Ayangbile to health care administration, how her MHA degree from Iowa opened career doors, and how she supports underserved communities. Published December 15, 2020

Iowa ranked among ‘25 Best Health Management and Policy PhD Programs’

Another impressive honor for our Department of Health Management and Policy -- the University of Iowa has been ranked No. 13 among the "25 Best Health Management and Policy PhD Programs for 2021" by Best Health Degrees. Published December 3, 2020

Record number of Iowa nursing homes have an active COVID-19 outbreak

The number of active COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa nursing homes soared to a record 114 Thursday. Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy, said nursing homes need to follow infection prevention guidance and do more testing. But he said individual Iowans also need to play a role in slowing the virus' spread. (Iowa Public Radio) Published November 20, 2020

Wehby comments on recent mask mandates

A growing number of Republican governors, including some who had written off mask mandates as unenforceable, are now requiring people to cover their faces in public. The mask mandates arrived as the nation faces a climbing death toll and skyrocketing case counts. "In some ways, we've chosen to make our policies reactive to the waves of the pandemic rather than getting ahead of it," said George Wehby, CPH professor of health management and policy. (Washington Post) Published November 19, 2020


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