October 2017 – Solutions were the focus of America’s Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact, a forum co-hosted by the School and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. President Bill Clinton and other experts from diverse fields offered crucial perspectives on the epidemic, emphasizing that each of us has a role to play in stemming the crisis. To watch the webcast, click here.
Health Economics Seminar Series
Octoberr 2017 to May 2018 –The Interdepartmental Program on Health Economics Presents the 2016-2017 Health Economics Seminar Series featuring a distinguished list of guest economists. Seminars are held first Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, October 6.
Hosts: Darrell Gaskin, PhD, Matthew Eisenberg, PhD, and Antonio Trujillo, PhD.
December 2016 to May 2017 – Following the presidential election in November 2016, the Department of Health Policy and Management launched a post-election policy seminar series that explored the future of health and health care policy under President Trump’s administration. Topics included building the skills of public health advocacy, prescription drug pricing, policies to reduce gun violence, community and political activism, science and environmental health and transportation infrastructure. To read more about the series, click here.
April 2017 – Prescription drugs are already unaffordable for many: The price tag last year in the United States was $425 billion, one out of every 10 health care dollars spent and rising. While the future of health care reform may be up in the air, the high cost of prescription drugs remains a critical issue that continues to price out some consumers, even those with insurance, and place large financial burdens on many others. As part of the original negotiations that created the Affordable Care Act, the pharmaceutical industry agreed to certain price discounts because more people would be insured. With some in Washington still vowing to repeal the ACA, which could leave millions without health insurance, an already perilous situation may only get worse.
July 2015 to November 2016 – Henry A. Waxman, JD, who represented California’s 33rd Congressional District for 40 years in the U.S. Congress, joined the Department of Health Policy and Management to host a monthly seminar series throughout the School’s Centennial year. It brought together public health leaders, policymakers and others to explore some of the most pressing public health topics including long-term care, Medicare, mental health, climate change and tobacco control.
November to December 2015 – The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Maryland Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) platform, hosted a series of interactive webcasts about one of the innovative ideas in hospital payment reform today. When paid through a “global budget,” a hospital does not receive additional revenue for greater volume. The hospital instead has a strong incentive to reduce preventable admissions and Emergency Department visits and to improve the overall health of its community.