Virtual Leadership Forum

An ongoing series of engaging and interactive discussions providing alumni with lifelong learning opportunities, connections and the ability to engage with faculty and fellow alumni in the kind of exchange that students enjoy regularly in HMP. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Investing in Children's Mental Health

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Presenter:

Daniel Eisenberg

Daniel Eisenberg
S. J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health

What are the best investments in children's mental health, and to what extent are we making those investments in the U.S.? What will it take to move towards better investments?

These are some of the most pressing questions that our society faces, and yet we have hardly any clear answers. I will discuss my research and analysis of these questions, as part of an ongoing project that will culminate in a book for Oxford University Press.

Learning Objectives

  1. Bring together frameworks from economics and other disciplines to conceptualize approaches to improving children's mental health at a population level.
  2. Review empirical data about the effectiveness and economic returns from current programs and services addressing children's mental health.
  3. Assess the key barriers and facilitators to better investments in children's mental health at a population level.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

The use of cost-effectiveness analysis in domestic and international policymaking

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Presenter:

David Hutton

David Hutton
Associate Professor
Health Management and Policy
Global Public Health
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Industrial and Operations Engineering
College of Engineering

Learning Objectives
  1. Overview of cost-effectiveness analysis
  2. Use of cost-effectiveness analysis...(1) In the US and (2) Internationally
  3. Examples of how cost-effectiveness analysis has been used for policymaking

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Technology, Trust, and Privacy

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Presenter:

Denise Anthony

Denise Anthony
Professor
Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health

This talk will discuss how patients' trust in physicians varies with patient characteristics (e.g., health conditions, socio-demographic characteristics), and why this matters for new information technologies in healthcare.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe some of the benefits of patients' use of information technologies like patient portals, but show that there are systematic differences in who is and is not using them.
  2. Discuss evidence of systematic disparities in patient trust, by race/ethnicity and by stigmatizing health conditions.
  3. Show how disparities in trust can influence the use of health IT in unexpected ways; sometimes hindering patient use, but under other conditions, low trust in a physician can motivate use of health IT.

 

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