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Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Clotting Links to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine and Other Health News
This week, the top managed care news included a pause in distribution of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine; FDA clears first AI device to find possible cancerous hot spots during colonoscopies; lessons from years of public health budgetary neglect.
How Not to Prepare for a Pandemic: Can We Learn From Public Health Budgetary Neglect?
Neglecting public health in state budgets for more than 10 years created an environment that was ill-suited to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 as well as other issues. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with one of the authors of a recent paper that examined state funding trends from 2008 to 2018 and discuss what could be done in the future to avoid past mistakes.
In an article published this month in Health Affairs, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and the College of Health Solutions from Arizona State University, took a close look at state spending in 8 categories of public health spending during an 11-year period to understand the extent to which funding has not kept up with pressing and emerging issues.
The stagnation in public health spending occurred during a time of rising mortality in the United States and funding, which was cut during the Great Recession, was not restored.
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Beth Resnick, DrPH, MPH, a coauthor of the study, a senior scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins, where she is also the assistant dean for Public Health Practice and Training.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—AZ Vaccine Linked With Rare Clotting Events and Other Health News
This week, the top managed care news included a European safety committee finding very rare blood clot links with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine; new report predicts shifts in the cancer landscape by 2040; the connected nature of type 1 diabetes with other autoimmune diseases.
Community Outreach Is Enabling CeSHHAR to Close HIV Care Gaps in Zimbabwe
The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, or CeSHHAR, was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Harare (hurrahree), Zimbabwe. CeSHHAR conducts evidence-based research related to HIV/AIDS, its prevention, and policy making, along with providing and implementing sexual and reproductive health education and interventions among several at-risk populations.
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the executive director of CeSHHAR, Frances Cowan, MD, MSc, MRCP, MBBS, professor of global health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, about CeSHHAR’s history, its programs, and continuing to make inroads against this 4-decades-old pandemic.
Managed Care Cast Presents: COPD Stakeholder Summit—Individualizing Treatment, Part 2
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim.
Today, we are bringing you part 2 of a 2-part podcast series discussing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In part 2, moderator Neil Minkoff, MD, chief medical officer of Coeus Healthcare, leads a discussion with a panel of experts about personalized approaches to COPD management and treatment efficacy.
Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—US COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands and Other Health News
This week, the top news in managed care included COVID-19 cases surging as vaccine eligibility expands nationwide; Senate bill seeks to limit use of step therapy in employer health plans; a look into local and global awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.