This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
AHRQ Administrator John Eisenberg dies. We are saddened to report that John Eisenberg, MD died at his home on March 10 after a year-long illness. John's roots at Penn were long and deep; he co-founded and led the Division of General Internal Medicine for many years before moving to Washington, DC. We have lost a great leader and friend.

Upcoming Seminars
Research: John Ham, PhD, Professor of Economics at Ohio State University, presents his analysis of the dynamics of public and private health insurance for children. Please join us on Friday, March 22, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.
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Richard Frank, PhD, Professor of Health Economics at Harvard, discusses his work looking at price, productivity and cost-effectiveness analysis in mental health care. Don't miss his talk on Friday, April 5, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.
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Health Policy: (This semester's theme: "Underserved Populations in American Health Care")
It is our pleasure to host Jane Delgado, PhD, President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 12:00. She will discuss what ails the health care system, and what to do about it.
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Save this date! On Thursday, April 18, 2002, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Inn at Penn, LDI is cosponsoring an exciting panel discussion, "Keeping Health Care Quality on the Policy Agenda." The panel, moderated by Kathleen Hall-Jamieson, PhD, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, includes Kenneth Shine, MD, President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dennis O'Leary, MD, President of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Gregg Meyer, MD, Director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Measurement and Improvement, and Trudy Lieberman, Senior Health Policy Editor, Consumer Reports.

This event, cosponsored by Annenberg Public Policy Center, the School of Nursing, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association, is part of a larger invitational State of the Science Conference on the Quality of Health Care, funded by AHRQ and Annenberg. Please join us at the reception starting at 3:30 p.m. prior to the panel. Stay tuned for additional details.

Issue Brief
Supportive Housing for Homeless People with Severe Mental Illness
by Dennis Culhane, PhD, Stephen Metreaux PhD, and Trevor Hadley, PhD

Recent Seminars
Health Policy: Judy Feder, PhD of Georgetown University gave us her candid outlook on the policy and politics surrounding coverage of the uninsured, as well as an insider's perspective on the failure of the Clinton health care plan.
Summary of March 8 talk

Executive Education
Plans are underway for the GlaxoSmithKline-Wharton Pharmacy Leaders Alumni Forum, to be held May 16-18, 2002 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City. Keynote speakers will address topics such as "Managing Uncertainty: A Case Study of National Security" and "Leadership in a Changing Environment." For more information, contact Alyce Nardi at 898-8367.

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