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2013-09-18 12:31:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Georges Benjamin, the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), has been appointed Director Designate to the Board of Directors of Legacy. As Director Designate, Dr. Benjamin will be appointed to the next Board vacancy. As an internationally recognized leader in public health, Dr. Benjamin brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive background to the Legacy leadership and its mission to building a...

2013-09-16 23:25:27

American Sentinel University is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret Czart, assistant professor, health care informatics, has been chosen as a reviewer for The International Journal of Health Promotion and Education (IJHPE) based on her impressive background in health care informatics and her specialty and interest in health promotion and communications. For more information about American Sentinel University’s online nursing informatics program, please visit...

2013-09-13 12:25:53

Xavier to be Positioned as International Center for Public Health NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18th Surgeon General of the United States (2009-2013) Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA was announced as the first NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana during a press conference this morning. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130913/DA79470) "I am honored to be named the Endowed Chair in Public Health...

2013-09-12 23:03:02

Abt Associates will evaluate a program designed to lower costs and improve patient care under a $5.6 million contract with the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Abt Associates will evaluate a program designed to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and improve patient care under a $5.6 million contract with the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations. As part of the...

2013-09-10 16:25:26

ABIA-led Accountable Care Community project focused on creating national model to improve health of the entire community by enhancing care, lowering medical costs, increasing access and reducing disease Janosky recognized for work in community health transformation, including leading a diverse group involved in health promotion and disease prevention AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Janine E. Janosky, who heads the Austen BioInnovation Institute in...

2013-09-09 12:27:22

AAHC Urges Congress to Share How Funds will be Appropriated WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress returns to session today, the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) strongly urges the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (Labor-HHS) Subcommittee to markup their fiscal year (FY) 2014 bill. The Labor-HHS bill represents the largest of the nondefense discretionary 302(b) allocations, and its programs and...

2013-09-06 23:03:14

Thomas R. Young, MD and David Danielson have been named to top executive positions at U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM). Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Thomas R. Young, MD and David Danielson have been named to top executive positions at U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM), an accredited global health management firm engaging consumers in recognizing and improving their health status. They will report to Robert J. Tazioli, CEO. “Dr. Young and Mr. Danielson are proven operators...

2013-09-04 23:24:26

Epstein Becker Green announces a three-part webinar series featuring nationally known thought leaders in the health care industry. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Epstein Becker Green announces a three-part webinar series featuring nationally known thought leaders in the health care industry. This complimentary series, sponsored by Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, will examine emerging trends in “population health,” a growing area of interest as the industry moves...

2013-09-04 08:32:17

BPC Submits Response to HHS Request for Comments on a Risk-Based Regulatory Framework for Health IT WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As policymakers develop a strategy and risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology (IT) in response to requirements of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA), the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) encourages consideration of the principles and recommendations released in its February...

2013-09-04 08:30:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults spend a majority of their waking hours on the job and with health care spending growing at an unsustainable rate, forward-thinking employers are leveraging the workplace as a setting for improving the health of the U.S. population and reducing avoidable costs. To recognize organizations for health promotion and wellness programs that produce documented health improvements and cost savings, The Health Project announced Dell as the...