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Many important forces shaping health and health care have more to do with economics and social policy than with any particular medical treatment or procedure. Dartmouth Institute Professor and Economist Ellen Meara takes a closer look. Economic opportunity motivates and enables people to invest in their health; its absence does the reverse. Following a four-fold…

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Just seven months into the online Master of Public Health program at The Dartmouth Institute, the 28 members of the founding class are already taking what they’ve learned out into the field. During the third residential period of the program from March 20-23, three students —Whitney Hammond, Jeremy Lapeyrouse and Joanna Sullivan—took a few minutes from their busy week to…

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In recognition of National Public Health Week 2017,The Dartmouth Institute Student Advisory Council hosted a variety of events April 3-9 aimed at promoting social justice and equity, and stimulating conversations on how we can become a healthier nation. Highlights of the week included over 90 people participating in a 5K fun run/walk; acclaimed author Sam Quinones speaking on the need to…

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3 Public and Health Policy Challenges That Will Define the Next Generation Through forecasting future disease and mortality rates, demographers like Dartmouth Institute Assistant Professor Samir Soneji, PhD, are able to predict how changes in population affect public policy. In this installment of the 3-Series, he outlines 3 public and health policy challenges that will…

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Substance abuse rates in New Hampshire are significantly higher than national averages. The state has the highest synthetic opioid death rate in the country. Alcohol consumption rates in the state are also much higher than the national average. Of the more than 100,000 people in need of treatment for the disease of addiction in New Hampshire, only between four and six percent get that…

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ACA repeal, what is ailing ACOs, and the (surprising) effect of drug prices on health care spending were among the topics covered at “Health Policy: The Future of the Affordable Care Act and Other Possible Changes to Health Policy,” an inauguration eve panel discussion co-sponsored by The Dartmouth Institute and the Tuck School of Business. Dartmouth Institute health economist Ellen…

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Dartmouth is convening a week of panel discussions leading up to inauguration day that will feature the College’s leading voices on education, immigration, the budget, terrorism, trade, health care, and energy policy. On Thursday, January 19, Dartmouth Institute Director Elliott Fisher, along with Professors Jonathan Skinner and Ellen Meara, will participate in a panel discussion on…

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Don’t let uncertainty stand in your way: 3 ways we can work together to improve health and health care Many now worry about the future of health care in the United States — for good reason.  But the greatest risk may be inaction, as those uncertain about the future take a wait and see approach. This is not what our country needs. And this is not what our Institute is doing.…

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How much flexibility and discretion are patients, providers, and healthcare entrepreneurs given in your state? The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP), a new report co-authored by Dartmouth Institute research project manager Jared Rhoads, provides a state-by-state look at regulatory openness across the country. In the report, Rhoads and his co-authors utilize a…

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The Dartmouth Institute's founding class of online Master of Public Health students returned to Hanover, Dec. 12-15, 2016, for their second residential period in the program. Not only did they get a chance to meet more faculty and dive deep into data analysis with stata and biostatistics, they also shared initial work begun on their practicum projects. Designed to give students an…

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