PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder. The consequences can be severe, with heavy drinking associated with increased liver disease, greater engagement in risky sexual behavior, lower adherence to antiretroviral therapy and greater risk of death.
At the 2018 China Heart Congress (CHC), where over 10,000 cardiovascular disease researchers from around the world gather, Dr. Simin Liu, Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Surgery and Director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health, was awarded an Honorary Adjunct Professorship at the Chinese National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — New research from Brown University suggests that federal rankings of Medicare Advantage plans may unfairly penalize those that enroll a disproportionate number of non-white, poor and rural Americans.
The Academy Health Annual Research Meeting is the gathering place for individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape. Over the course of the three-day conference, more than 2,500 individual attendees work together to share and strengthen the evidence needed to inform the decisions that affect the health of individuals and communities.
The Brown University School of Public Health will distribute $100,000 in loan forgiveness funds from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation to 20 public health Master's alumni engaged in work that improves the health of underserved populations. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. According to the Institute, “We are strong believers that the only way to solve today’s most pressing public health challenges is by bringing prevention to the forefront, engaging unlikely partners, and collaborating to create and implement actionable solutions that are tailored to community needs.”
Each year, the award’s recipient is selected by NIAAA staff scientists and awarded to “an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution toward increasing our understanding of the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems.”