Health Management and Policy News

Ullrich discusses challenges for rural pharmacies

Fred Ullrich, program director for research in the Department of Health Management and Policy and member of the Rural Policy Research Institute, recently spoke about the challenges facing rural and independently owned pharmacies. (Illinois Public Media) Published August 29, 2023

Alumna Michelle Niermann named to COO of UnityPoint Health – East Division

UnityPoint Health has appointed Michelle Niermann (94MA) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its East Division. In this elevated enterprise role, Niermann will oversee operations at UnityPoint Health hospitals in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Dubuque, Quad Cities, and Madison, WI.  Published August 23, 2023

Study finds telehealth services fill health care gaps for rural schools

A new study from University of Iowa researchers shows telehealth services provide valuable support to rural schools and students. Published August 17, 2023

Zahnd discusses key health care issues

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently weighed in on several health care issues, including health insurance, affordability, and the health care workforce. (WalletHub) Published August 9, 2023

Iowa researchers receive grant to study effects of Medicaid dental benefits expansion on overall health

A team of University of Iowa researchers has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of recent expansions in Medicaid dental benefits on low-income adults. Published August 3, 2023

AHA Board names alumna Tina Freese Decker as chair-elect designate

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has elected CPH alumna Christina (Tina) Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Corewell Health, as its chair-elect designate.  Published July 25, 2023

Jim Skogsbergh to receive NCHL’s 2023 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award

Alumnus Jim Skogsbergh (82MA) has been named a co-recipient of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's 2023 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. Skogsbergh is the CEO of Advocate Health. Published July 13, 2023

Zahnd writes about the value of pharmacies in rural areas

Rural pharmacies are often key sources for prescriptions, vaccinations, patient education, and other health care needs, but many rural pharmacies have closed. Whitney Zahnd writes about the rewards and challenges of operating in rural areas. (The Rural Monitor) Published July 12, 2023

Student Jenah McCarty discusses the future of rural health leadership

Jenah McCarty, an MPH and MHA student, was a recent guest on the Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast. She discussed her advocacy for rural health issues and the need for young leaders in the profession. Published July 7, 2023

Podcast: Leveraging internship and fellowship experiences

Kristin Wilson, director of the MHA Program, and recent grad Briani Baboolal recently were guests on a podcast to share their thoughts on how to best utilize internships and fellowship opportunities. (National Center for Health Leadership) Published June 27, 2023