HSPH authors contribute five papers to latest issue of Health Affairs

The November 2011 issue of Health Affairs, which examines synergies among community development, health care, and public health, includes five papers by HSPH authors.

HSPH Professors Arnold Epstein and Katherine Swartz and lead author Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics, write that the number of low-income, uninsured Americans enrolling in Medicaid under the expanded coverage made possible by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 could vary considerably from previous government estimates.

A study by Prof. [[Meredith B. Rosenthal]] and colleagues raised questions about the feasibility of bundled payments to cover all of the care a patient needs over the course of a defined clinical episode such as a surgery.

Prof. [[David R. Williams]] co-authored a paper looking at how community development initiatives in the places where Americans live, learn, work, play, and worship can be important drivers of improved health.

Prof. John Ayanian and Assoc. Prof. [[E. John Orav]] co-authored a paper examining the relationship between children’s neighborhoods and the quality of primary care they receive. They call for providers to build collaborative relationships with community partners.

Doctoral candidate Mariana Arcaya co-authored a commentary on the potential for more robust federal policy on community development and health.

Read Epstein abstract

Read Rosenthal abstract

Read Williams abstract

Read Ayanian, Orav abstract

Read Arcaya abstract

Learn more

Policy Makers Should Prepare for Major Uncertainties with Medicaid Expansion (HSPH release)

Linking Community Development and Health (Health Affairs video)

Study Raises Questions About ‘Bundling’ To Pay Doctors (Wall Street Journal)