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COVID-19 Policies: Remember Measles

July 2020

Nearly 120 million children in 37 countries are at risk of missing their measlescontaining vaccine (MCV) shots this year, as preventive and public health campaigns take a back seat to policies put...

Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

June 2020

As Covid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll, development of a vaccine appears the most promising means of restoring normalcy to civil life.

Handgun Ownership and Suicide in California

June 2020

BACKGROUND Research has consistently identified firearm availability as a risk factor for suicide.

How to Prevent and Manage Hospital-Based Infections During Coronavirus Outbreaks: Five Lessons from Taiwan

May 2020

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Taiwan reported 346 confirmed cases and 73 deaths. Of all known infections, 94% were transmitted inside hospitals.

Respecting Disability Rights — Toward Improved Crisis Standards of Care

July 2020

In times of emergency, many legal strictures can flex.

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

May 2020

Digital epidemiology—the use of data generated outside the public health system for disease surveillance—has been in use for more than a quarter century [see supplementary materials (SM)].

Federal Funding For State And Local Contact Tracing Efforts Is An Urgent Priority, And A Bargain

May 2020

Rallying cries around COVID-19 have shifted from “flatten the curve” to “reopen America.” After weeks of restrictions on movement, commerce, and social connections across most areas of the country,...

Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2020

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis enters its next phase, attention turns to the widespread testing programs needed to resume and maintain normal life activities. Effective...

Disease Control, Civil Liberties, and Mass Testing — Calibrating Restrictions during the Covid-19 Pandemic

July 2020

Urgent responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have halted movement and work and dramatically changed daily routines for much of the world’s population.

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally — The U.S. Response to Covid-19

May 2020

Covid-19 has exposed major weaknesses in the United States’ federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state, and local governments.

Examining Pharmaceutical Benefits in the United States—A Framework

May 2020

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) are important intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain in the US. Under the general umbrella of administering outpatient prescription drug benefits for...

Diagnostic Testing for the Novel Coronavirus

March 2020

Controversies over diagnostic testing have dominated US headlines about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 ...

Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing

March 2020

Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to its proximity to and number of flights...

Cost-Effectiveness of Transitional Care Services After Hospitalization With Heart Failure

February 2020

Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) discharged from the hospital are at high risk for death and rehospitalization.

The 2016 California Policy to Eliminate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions and Changes in Vaccine Coverage: An Empirical Policy Analysis

December 2019

Vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to receive vaccination, is a growing public health problem in the United States and globally.

The Legal Authority for States’ Stay-at-Home Orders

July 2020

In March 2020, when many U.S.

Modeling Contact Tracing Strategies for COVID-19 in the Context of Relaxed Physical Distancing Measures

August 2020

Stanford Health Policy’s Joshua Salomon, a professor of medicine and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and colleagues developed a mathematical model to...

Fair Regression for Healthcare Spending

September 2020

Abstract The distribution of health care payments to insurance plans has substantial consequences for social policy.

Video Consultations in Primary and Specialist Care During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

October 2020

Even before the covid-19 pandemic, virtual consultations (also called telemedicine consultations) were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. At the start of...

Retaining VA Women’s Health Primary Care Providers: Work Setting Matters

October 2020

When an experienced provider opts to leave a healthcare workforce (attrition), there are significant costs, both direct and indirect.

Initial Economic Damage From the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Is More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies Than Initial Mortality Impacts

October 2020

Abstract The economic and mortality impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely discussed, but there is limited evidence on their relationship across demographic and geographic groups.

Health Care Claims Data May Be Useful For COVID-19 Research Despite Significant Limitations

October 2020

Although health care billing claims data have been widely used to study health care use, spending, and policy changes, their use in the study of infectious disease has been limited.

The Missing Piece -- SARS-CoV-2 Testing and School Reopening

October 2020

On August 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched a program to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2.

The Missing Piece -- SARS-CoV-2 Testing and School Reopening

October 2020

On August 17, 2020, the Los Angeles Unified School District launched a program to test more than 700,000 students and staff for SARS-CoV-2.

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Ho Vivian Ho Intermountain Fellow
Zainub Zainub Dhanani Master's Student, SHP
st Sahil Tembulkar Master Student, SHP
Cusick Marika Cusick PhD Student, SHP
Melissa Franco Melissa Franco PhD Student, SHP
Elong Elizabeth Long Research Analyst, CHP/PCOR