Health Care Policy

‘Communities for Childbirth’ in action

President Engagement Prize winner and  fourth-year Seungwon ‘Lucy’ Lee is creating a coordinated referral system of first responders, emergency dispatchers, and systemized hospital networks to improve emergency maternal health care in Uganda.

Kristina García

Bringing Ukraine to Penn

On the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, displaced and visiting scholars and students from Ukraine share their experience at Penn.

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Associated Press

Experimental treatment pushed by ALS patients gets day before FDA, but agency unconvinced it works

Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine says that lowered FDA standards send a message to the drug industry that they don’t have to prove their medication works.


Hartford Courant

Mistrust of medical professionals harms Black residents’ health. CT professionals are working to improve it

A Perelman School of Medicine study shows that distrust of the health care system is strongly connected with self-reported fair or poor health.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The White House proposed staffing requirements for nursing home. What would that mean for Pennsylvania?

Rachel Werner of the Leonard Davis Institute, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School explains why an increase in nursing home staffing levels is sorely needed.


The New York Times

Does Obamacare explain Medicare’s spending slowdown?

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel says the Affordable Care Act’s payment experiments have added up to a new culture of medical practice.


The Washington Post

Fruit and vegetable ‘prescriptions’ may lead to better heart health

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says that randomized trials would be the most systematic way to assess the effectiveness of produce prescription programs.


The Hill

American families need SNAP benefits more now than ever

In an Op-Ed, Aaron Richterman, Christina Roberto, and Harsha Thirumurthy of the Perelman School of Medicine argue for the reauthorization of SNAP benefits to combat food insufficiency.