Monthly Archives: December 2008

Columbia EMPH a Facebook Group

If you’re a member of Facebook, search for ‘Columbia EMPH’ and join our group.  We’re also on LinkedIN.

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Notes from the Road: Rocky Mountain Edition

While taking some time out to enjoy the Holiday Season out in Denver and Twin Lakes Colorado, I thought I would post some happenings in the world of Public Health, like Public Health Certification and the New York State DOH … Continue reading

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NYS-DOH Unveils Web-Based Tool for Health Care Planning

State Health Department Unveils Web-Based Tool to Help Plan High-Performing Health Care System Identifies High Rates of Hospitalizations for Preventable Conditions, Reveals Health Disparities ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 23, 2008) – Joined by legislative and community partners, State Health Commissioner Richard … Continue reading

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Open Thread…

Well the Holiday Season is upon us and posting will be very scarce, so I’ll leave you with this open thread and Richard Holdman’s Carol of the Bells… Best wishes and see  you in January.

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Updated: Cuba Page

Jessica Greer Morris, EMPH ’07 has provided us with a PowerPoint side show of her post Cuba trip presentation. You can view the PDF version of the slide show by clicking on the ‘Cuba Trips’ tab above or by clicking … Continue reading

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Kristof: Paterson Soda Tax is a Breakthrough

In today’s New York Times, Nicholas Kristof loves the idea of a soda tax… When the human body was evolving, almost the only things we drank were breast milk for the first few years and then water, water and more … Continue reading

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Press Release: Governor Paterson’s Executive Budget Reins In Unaffordable Medicaid Spending

Below is yesterday’s  press release from Governor Paterson regarding his plan to reform state Medicaid spending through his proposed budget… GOVERNOR PATERSON’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET REINS IN UNAFFORDABLE MEDICAID SPENDING; REFORMS REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS TO DELIVER QUALITY HEALTH CARE AT AN AFFORDABLE … Continue reading

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Need some holiday reading? Forget Gladwell, try CBO reports…

… all 431 enthralling pages of them. I haven’t read any of the 431 pages, however Acting Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Robert Sunshine, has posted on the agencies blog a nice summary. From his blog: Today, CBO is … Continue reading

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GNYHA, 1199 Push Back

GNYHA has partnered with 1199 SEIU to form the Healthcare Education Project, which launched a TV ad campaign advocating “fair share tax reform.” The hospital group and the union are pushing for tax hikes for New Yorkers earning more than … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Since this is our first open thread, I’ll take a moment to define it, courtesy of Wikipedia: An open thread refers to a blog post where readers may comment and discuss any topic that they choose. They are usually more … Continue reading

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