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State Health Policy and Research Interest Group Meeting

The State Health Research and Policy Interest Group provides a forum for health policy analysts, researchers, and policymakers to interact and discuss state-level research, research related to state health policy, and health services research from a state health policy perspective. On June 24, the group met in Seattle prior to the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.

IMPORTED: www_commonwealthfund_org__usr_img_video_icon.gif New Commonwealth Fund E-Forums offer the opportunity to see the presenters' slides synched with audio from the meeting's morning sessions.

Listen to Part 1 for the session, "State Health Policy and Health Insurance" featuring:

  • "The Effect of State Medicaid and Medigap Policies on Supplemental Insurance Enrollment and Health Outcomes of Non-Elderly Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries," Jill Klingner, M.S., R.N., University of Minnesota
  • "Benefit Trends in Minnesota's Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Markets," Elizabeth Lukanen, M.P.H., Minnesota Department of Health
  • "The Effect of Mandatory Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance on the Use of Part-Time versus Full-Time Workers: The Case of Hawaii," Gerard Russo, Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Listen to Part 2, "Strategies for Using Data and Research to Inform State Health Policy" featuring:
  • "Translating Research into Policy: Democratizing Access to Data, Analysis, and Results," E. Richard Brown, Ph.D., UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
  • "Monitoring the Health of Colorado's Safety Net," Jeff Bontrager, M.S.P.H., Colorado Health Institute
  • "Public Dialogue: A Strategy for Health System Reform," Jill Rissi, R.N., M.P.A., St. Luke's Health Initiatives

Listen to Part 3 to hear the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-sponsored session, "Evaluating the Impact of Medicaid Disease Management," featuring: Alice Lind, R.N., M.P.H., Washington Department of Social and Health Services; Thomas Inui, M.D., Regenstreif Institute; and Randall Brown, Ph.D., Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

See the AcademyHealth Web site for the complete agenda.