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Drivers Of Higher Education Change

From the availability of digital content-delivery platforms to the abundance of data and new analytic tools, an array of advances is driving change and challenging traditional higher education models, according to a new White Paper from the American Council on Education (ACE). Signals and Shifts in the Postsecondary Landscape is the fourth and final report stemming...
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Result Of States Not Expanding Medicaid

According to a report from the Urban Institute, in states not expanding Medicaid, 6.7 million residents will remain uninsured in 2016 as a result. These states are foregoing $423.6 billion in federal Medicaid funds from 2013 to 2022, lessening economic activity and job growth. Their hospitals are also losing $167.8 billion in Medicaid revenue. Analysis...
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Survey Of Americans On Health

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) released survey findings that found that 66 percent of Americans believe that they personally had good or great health this year, which is up from 61 percent in 2013. Only 20 percent believed that, on the whole however, the country had good or great health this year. Other...
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Children’s Exposure To Violence

A substantial body of research shows that children raised in low-income families are exposed to more violence than children raised in high-income families, including neighborhood violence, domestic violence and parental violence, also referred to as ‘harsh parenting.’ Violence, in turn, is known to be associated with children’s mental health and human capital development. A new report...
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Geriatrics-Competent Care Webinar Series

A two-part webinar series on Geriatrics-Competent Care is designed to help health professionals in all care settings and disciplines expand their knowledge and skills in the unique aspects of geriatrics care.  The first webinar, an Introduction to Geriatrics-Competent Care, will be on August 20 from 12:00 to 1:15pm ET.  The second webinar on Geriatric Assessment...
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Health Prevention Cost-Effective Services

A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on preventive health services identified studies that were found to be cost-effective and cost saving in meta-analyses or comparative studies published in peer-reviewed journals from January 2007 to April 2014. Each service identified in the review was categorized into a health type (e.g., clinical intervention, screening, or vaccination). ...
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PCORI Announces New Funding Opportunities

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has issued five new funding announcements that offer up to $76 million in support for patient-centered comparative effectiveness research proposals. The funding announcements, which fall under the institute’s National Priorities for Research, include research on the assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as improving health care...
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The Students Of The Future

American higher education institutions should develop strategies now to meet the changing needs of college students, which will shift over the next decade due to major changes in demographics, technology, and learning styles.​ That view is the conclusion of the latest report inspired by the work of the American Council on Education Presidential Innovation Lab, which explores...
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Health Information Technology: Progress And Challenges Ahead

A newly released 2014 report produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Michigan tracks progress toward the goal of universal adoption of electronic health records. Nationally representative survey data are used to examine rates of EHR adoption among physicians and hospitals. A special...
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