Value-Based Care

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Caring for Our Caregivers: The Unrecognized and Undervalued Family Caregiver

Minakshi Raj, PhD ’20

For years we have known that the US does not have a sufficient health care workforce to provide adequate health care for older adults. The current pandemic makes the situation all the more pressing. Now is the time to revisit and revise our policies and practices to reduce the burden of suffering for older Americans and their caregivers. Read more

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Leaps of Faith: A Week in the Life of Master's Student Alex Fox

Alexander D. Fox

Instead of heading for warmer weather, student Alex Fox spent his spring break at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Take a look at his week, and his passion for public health, in his own words. Read more

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On Toughness and Apathy

Clara Schriemer

High-stress health care environments can cause health care workers to establish emotional barriers between patients, work, and self—especially in communities where resources for dealing with trauma are scarce. In an award-winning essay, Clara Schriemer reflects on her time working in a maternity ward in Ghana—an opportunity for intercultural exchange and self-reflection that helped her better understand the role emotional barriers play in her own life. Read more

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The Workplace Costs of Not Taking Your Medication

Peter Geppert and Ryan Zayance

Many chronic clinical conditions have elaborate and costly treatment protocols, including prescriptions for medications. What are the costs to employees and employers when treatment plans are not followed? Read more

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Comparing the German and American Health Care Systems

Quian Callender

In March, master’s student Quian Callender traveled to Germany with a group of fellow health management and policy students to learn more about the German health care system and how it compares to the US. Read more