Health Policy News
A new federal proposal would ban smoking in public housing homes — a move that could impact some 1.2 million households across the nation.
Cigarette smoking kills 480,000 Americans each year, making it the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
PLAQUEMONSTER encourages children to brush and floss. However, the true purpose of the app is to provide feedback on the user’s engagement that can be used for future forays into mobile health.
Stanford health policy expert Karen Eggleston has been appointed as a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2015, on a continuing term.
Eggleston, who leads the Asia Health Policy Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC), is a recognized authority on comparative health policy and the economics of the demographic transition in Asia, especially China.
Many little girls imagine being a Disney princess, but few have the chance to live their dream. Josselin is one of the lucky few. She suffers from retinoblastoma and is blind, and what she wanted most for her 14th birthday was a princess party. The Make-A-Wish Foundation made her dream a reality with help from Dr. Lee Sanders, a member of her Stanford medical team and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.
In a Queen's School of Business (QSB) article, David Chan, an assistant professor of Medicine and CHP/PCOR core faculty member, discusses his new study on the cost of variation in medical practices. The article shows that large variation in medical testing caused by "weak best practices" leads to greater healthcare spending. According to Chan, there is sign
Marcella Alsan, an assistant professor of Medicine and CHP/PCOR core faculty member, shows how economics is a broader field than most people realize in this video produced by the American Economic Association (AEA). Along with other top economists, she discusses the interdisciplinary nature of economics, specifically as it relates to global health. Alsan states that "without understanding economic principals and economic forces, [there is] a real gaping hole in actually practicing medicine." Understanding economics