Health Management and Policy News

Q&A: Whitney Zahnd on rural health research, advocacy, and engagement

Whitney Zahnd, assistant professor of health management and policy, recently answered a few questions about her interests in rural health topics and research, the rewards of working with students, and her new leadership role in a statewide rural health organization.  Published November 7, 2023

From the Front Row: MHA students reflect on their summer internship experiences

In this episode, Rasika welcomes second-year Master of Health Administration students AnnaVay and Jashanjot to discuss their summer internship experiences and the valuable opportunities they provide for learning, networking, and professional growth. Published November 3, 2023

Wilson discusses ensuring students are well-versed in rural health

Kristin Wilson, CPH clinical associate professor and director of the MHA Program, recently discussed how she integrates rural health and community engagement into the classroom for future health care leaders. (Rural Health Leadership Radio) Published November 2, 2023

MHA students earn first place in case competition

Congratulations to the team of MHA students who finished in first place at the 2023 University of Kansas Medical Center MHSA/MHA Regional Case Competition. Published November 1, 2023

Connect with the college at APHA in Atlanta

Planning to attend the APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta? View a list of CPH presentations, find our exhibit booth, and attend the CPH alumni and friends reception on Nov. 13.  Published October 25, 2023

Alumnus Steve Simonin receives NOSORH Community Stars Award

Alumnus Steve Simonin (90MA) has been named the recipient of the 2023 National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Community Stars Award. Simonin is the CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. Published October 19, 2023

Mueller comments on growth of Medicare Advantage in rural areas

Medicare Advantage insurers are private companies that contract with the federal government to provide Medicare benefits to seniors in place of traditional Medicare. The reach of Medicare Advantage plans varies widely in rural areas, says Keith Mueller, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health. (NPR) Published October 18, 2023

Anderson comments on latest flu, COVID-19 vaccines

Public health officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated ahead of the cold and flu season. Ken Anderson, director of the EMHA program in the College of Public Health, commented on the current influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. (Daily Iowan) Published October 12, 2023

Comprehensive Rural Wealth Framework and Community Engagement

On Oct. 19, join a discussion of multidisciplinary research that includes community engagement designed to increase prospects for sustainable rural communities. Published October 12, 2023

HMP scholars’ work featured in ‘Tackling Structural Racism in Health’ journal issue

Research by Abdinasir Ali, a PhD candidate in health services and policy, and Jason Semprini, a post-doctoral scholar with the College of Public Health, will be featured in the October 2023 issue of Health Affairs, "Tackling Structural Racism in Health." Coinciding with the release of the issue, Health Affairs will host a virtual forum on Oct. 3 at which panels of distinguished authors and experts will present their work and engage in discussions. Published September 28, 2023