This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
CDC Funds Awarded. Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, who received funding from the CDC's Health Protection Research Initiative. In a 3-year project, Dr. Volpp and colleagues will investigate financial incentives in smoking cessation among employees at General Electric worksites throughout the United States.
http://www.cdc.gov/od/hpri/

Upcoming Seminars
Health Policy:
Our policy series returns with Lynn Etheredge, a consultant who co-authored the Jackson Hole health care reform proposals. He will present an overview of how national health care policy has progressed through nearly four decades. Don't miss his talk, "On the Archeology and Future of National Health Care Policy: Periods and Paradigms, 1975-2005," on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 12:00-1:30 pm.
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And on December 3, John Lavis, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, and Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, will discuss the translation of research into policy. Please join us for his talk, "Enhancing the Uptake of Research Knowledge in Health Policy," on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 12:00-1:30 pm.
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Research: Katherine Baicker, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth, presents her work on the Medicaid Disproportionate Share program. Find out more about "Fiscal Shenanigans, Targeted Federal Health Care Funds, And Patient Mortality," on Friday, December 10, 2004, at 12:00-1:30 pm.
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Issue Brief
Trauma Center-Community Partnerships to Address Firearm Injury: It Can Be Done
By Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, Charles C. Branas, PhD, and C. William Schwab, MD


Government Relations Update
News about recent federal and state developments, from the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Office of Government Relations.
Nov. 1 edition

Recent Seminars
Research: On October 29, David Holtgrave, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education at Emory University, presented research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention. This Robert C. Long Memorial Lecture was cosponsored by Penn's Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, and the Center for AIDS Research.
Abstract of October 29 talk

Executive Education
CEO management program draws 23 health care leaders. On November 9, LDI welcomes 23 chief executive officers to the 2004 Johnson & Johnson - Wharton CEO Program for Health Care Leadership. This five-day program, now in its fourth year, offers a unique educational experience to CEOs of health care systems and large academic medical centers in North America. This year's class features participants from 15 states and two provinces in Canada. Joining the program for the first time are two Network Directors from the VA system. The simulation used in much of the program is now web-based and will allow real-time competition between groups in these business "war games".

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