Potential Policy Scenarios for the Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, Democrats and Republicans alike campaigned on the Affordable Care Act — either to protect it or repeal and replace it with a more effective solution. Indeed, the law has prompted heated debate among elected leaders who disagree about the best ways to improve Americans’ health care access, delivery and affordability. So what’s next for the ACA?

9 Careers in Health Information Technology

Data is becoming increasingly available as new technologies emerge in the health care sphere. Because of the abundance of readily digestible information, the number of lucrative careers in health information technology (IT) is on the rise. The MHA@GW program director, Dr. Leonard Friedman, outlined several of these careers in the burgeoning field of health IT in his book, 101 Careers in Healthcare Management.

Pursue a Career in Epidemiology

Put simply, epidemiology is the study of how disease affects the human population. Epidemiologists look at data on a macro scale and then evaluate it, create a plan, and assess solutions to help minimize the impact of diseases. They work to prevent illness, decrease how far it spreads and help relieve affected populations. 

[Event] #ClimateChangesHealth: The Roles We Play

Join GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the American Public Health Association (APHA) for a panel discussing the intersection of climate change and public health on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT.

15 Terms to Know in Health Communication

The need for effective health communication is growing. Today, both public and private institutions are using the internet and other technologies to speed the delivery of health information. However, for people with limited reading or technical skills, this can pose a challenge. That’s why it’s so important for public health professionals to become well versed in the creation and delivery of consumer health communications

Hazard Zone: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational Health

Global climate change has the potential to affect human health in two significant ways: by changing the severity and frequency of health issues already affected by climate factors, and by creating unprecedented health threats in places where they have not previously occurred.