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Understanding The Sexual Assault Kit Backlog In Pennsylvania, Kallie Crawford, Lyndsie Ferrara Aug 2018

Understanding The Sexual Assault Kit Backlog In Pennsylvania, Kallie Crawford, Lyndsie Ferrara

Graduate Student Research Symposium

According to the FBI, to date, there are more than 400,000 untested sexual assault kits nationwide. While this is a huge issue that cannot be solved overnight, continual improvements and changes are needed to reduce and hopefully eliminate the backlog.

This research examines work going on nationwide and aims to better understand the backlog issues specifically in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, the research examines a program utilized by the law enforcement community that garnered necessary resources. First, a comprehensive review of improved practices in proactive jurisdictions of Ohio, Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan was conducted to identify general policies and procedures ...


Investment Spending And Gdp, Kevin Zaldivar Jun 2018

Investment Spending And Gdp, Kevin Zaldivar

Celebration of Learning

This study's mission is to give a modern day analysis to investment spending and to provide insight to the degree of impact certain investments have on our GDP. This should interest local,state,and federal policy makers as well as anyone who practices their civic duty.


Rethinking Health Partnerships: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College Of Medicine’S Medical-Legal Partnership, Natalie K. Castellanos, Nana Aisha Garba, Ebony Whisenant May 2018

Rethinking Health Partnerships: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College Of Medicine’S Medical-Legal Partnership, Natalie K. Castellanos, Nana Aisha Garba, Ebony Whisenant

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Medical-legal partnership is a healthcare innovation aimed at addressing social determinants of health by adding lawyers to the healthcare team. Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) is leading innovation in teaching social determinants of health, interprofessional education, and medical-legal collaboration by way of its flagship service-learning program, Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program. This poster will demonstrate how the medical-legal partnership approach to addressing social determinants of health is applied at HWCOM, and present data on how exposure to medical-legal partnership is impacting the thinking of HWCOM students. The poster will feature data from ...


Cruel And Unusual: A Look Into Prisoner Mental Health Care, Adonia Delgado Hipp Apr 2018

Cruel And Unusual: A Look Into Prisoner Mental Health Care, Adonia Delgado Hipp

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2019

The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country (Blumstein & Wallman, 2000). In fact, the rate of incarceration is more than five times higher than most of the countries in the world. Recent studies indicate that “Crowded living quarters, lack of privacy, increased risk of victimization, and solitary confinement within the institution have been identified as strong correlates for self-harm and adaptation challenges for those with mental health conditions in prison settings” (Gonzalez et al., 2014). One of the greatest persistent injustices of modern criminal law is that not only are poor people and people of color ...


Coverage For Obesity Prevention & Treatment Services: Analysis Of Medicaid & State Employee Health Insurance Programs, Nichole Jannah, Christine Gallagher, William Dietz Apr 2018

Coverage For Obesity Prevention & Treatment Services: Analysis Of Medicaid & State Employee Health Insurance Programs, Nichole Jannah, Christine Gallagher, William Dietz

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

BACKGROUND

Despite the high prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults, coverage for evidence-based obesity treatment modalities is inconsistent across states. The primary objective of this study was to examine changes in coverage for adult obesity prevention and treatment services within Medicaid programs and state employee health plans between 2009 and 2017.

METHODS

Changes in coverage were assessed by comparing data from plan year (PY) 2016/2017 to baseline data collected during PY 2009/2010. Data were obtained through an extensive review of administrative documents, health plan websites, provider manuals, subscriber handbooks, fee schedules, and drug formularies from Medicaid and ...


A Multivariate Analysis Of Nationwide Changes In Opioid Prescriptions From 2012-2016, Drishti Pillai, Leighton Ku Apr 2018

A Multivariate Analysis Of Nationwide Changes In Opioid Prescriptions From 2012-2016, Drishti Pillai, Leighton Ku

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

Background

Between 2012 and 2016, the opioid overdose mortality rate in the U.S. almost doubled from 7.4 to 13.3 per 100,000 population, leading to calls for a national opioid crisis. This crisis has generated interest in Medicaid’s dual role as a health insurance system that provides reimbursement for both prescription opioid analgesics like Oxycodone used to treat chronic pain, which could inadvertently fuel addiction, and prescription opioids used as treatment medication to help people survive and recover from drug abuse, such as Naloxone.

Methods

In this study, we conduct a multi-variate analysis of Medicaid prescription ...


Panel 6a Local Enforcement Efforts In Maryland: Tobacco Free Baltimore: Tobacco Enforcement, Shovaughn Chism May 2017

Panel 6a Local Enforcement Efforts In Maryland: Tobacco Free Baltimore: Tobacco Enforcement, Shovaughn Chism

Maryland Tobacco Control Conference

Retail tobacco compliance checks are among the most effective strategies to reduce prevent youth tobacco use. This session will highlight the retail tobacco compliance check programs in three diverse Maryland communities: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and St. Mary’s County. Panelists will discuss the challenges facing these programs and recent successes in reducing retail violations and youth access to tobacco products. Topics will include: inspection procedures and evidence gathering, working with law enforcement, administrative bodies reducing or eliminating fines, legal challenges, and much more!


Rape Crisis Center Professionals' Perception Of Sexual Violence Policy: A Qualitative Analysis, Stephanie Manieri Apr 2017

Rape Crisis Center Professionals' Perception Of Sexual Violence Policy: A Qualitative Analysis, Stephanie Manieri

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2019

The purpose of this study is to collect information about the perceptions of rape crisis center professionals regarding the current policies surrounding sexual violence crimes that victimize people over the age of 18. This research aims to gather information about effective and ineffective policies from professionals who are first- responders to sexual assaults.


How Healthcare And Culture Impacts Cost And Experience Of Sex Reassignment Surgery In Various Sites Of Europe, Carson Shaw Apr 2017

How Healthcare And Culture Impacts Cost And Experience Of Sex Reassignment Surgery In Various Sites Of Europe, Carson Shaw

Student Symposium

My presentation reviews how more widely accessible forms of health insurance impact a trans person’s ability to transition in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland. This includes the steps and processes they must go through, the pressures of transitioning, and the overall costs of sex reassignment surgery, both socially and financially. It also takes into account the cultural stressors of transitioning as well as how different types of insurances are more or less beneficial to people in each of these countries. In order to achieve this research, I performed interviews and lectures on trans experience in each ...


Program Nov 2016

Program

Health Law & Policy Conferences

No abstract provided.


Health It Security: An Examination Of Modern Challenges In Maintaining Hipaa And Hitech Compliance, Andrew S. Miller, Bryson R. Payne Oct 2016

Health It Security: An Examination Of Modern Challenges In Maintaining Hipaa And Hitech Compliance, Andrew S. Miller, Bryson R. Payne

KSU Proceedings on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice

This work describes an undergraduate honors research project into some of the challenges modern healthcare providers face in maintaining compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act. An overview of the pertinent sections of both the HIPAA and HITECH Acts regarding health information security is provided, along with a discussion of traditionally weak points in information security, including: people susceptible to social engineering, software that is not or cannot be regularly updated, and targeted attacks (including advanced persistent threats, or APTs). Further, the paper examines potential violations ...


Program Apr 2016

Program

Health Law & Policy Conferences

No abstract provided.


Measuring The Health Impact Of Medical-Legal Interventions On Low-Income Patients, Medha D. Makhlouf, Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham Nov 2014

Measuring The Health Impact Of Medical-Legal Interventions On Low-Income Patients, Medha D. Makhlouf, Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Research shows that nearly all of the low-income people in the United States have at least one civil legal problem that negatively affects their health. Family Advocates of Central Massachusetts (FACM) is a medical-legal partnership that aims to improve the well-being of vulnerable families by helping patients address legal issues linked to health status, such as access to necessary public benefits, substandard housing, education issues, immigration status, and protection from abusive relationships. The partnership includes Community Legal Aid and its subsidiary, Central West Justice Center, and three medical partners: UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, and Edward ...


Keynote Address, Wendell Potter Oct 2013

Keynote Address, Wendell Potter

Health Law & Policy Conferences

Greetings and Introduction
Judith Eisen, JD (Hofstra Law, ’86)
Partner/Director, Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Moderator
Andrew Yacht, MD
Chief Academic Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System

Wendell Potter
President, Wendell Potter Consulting


Conference Program Oct 2013

Conference Program

Health Law & Policy Conferences

No abstract provided.


Legality And Constitutionality Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Health Care Act, Julie Marie Crouse Apr 2013

Legality And Constitutionality Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Health Care Act, Julie Marie Crouse

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

My paper, titled "Legality and Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act", analyzes potential problems with the legislation known more commonly as "Obamacare". Three main issues I have identified pertaining to the Act are: the tax penalty, issues with contraception, and the expansion of Medicaid. I have also analyzed the constitutionality of the Act and compared it to similar health care plans internationally.


Everything But The Merits: Analyzing The Procedural Aspects Of The Healthcare Litigation, E. Duncan Getchell Jr., William F. Brockman, William P. Marshall, Edward A. Harnett, Tobias A. Dorsey, Kevin C. Walsh, Bradley W. Joondeph, A. Christopher Bryant, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard Nov 2011

Everything But The Merits: Analyzing The Procedural Aspects Of The Healthcare Litigation, E. Duncan Getchell Jr., William F. Brockman, William P. Marshall, Edward A. Harnett, Tobias A. Dorsey, Kevin C. Walsh, Bradley W. Joondeph, A. Christopher Bryant, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard

University of Richmond Law Review Symposium

"The role of States as Litigants in the Mandate Litigation" Panel featured E. Duncan Getchell, Jr., Solicitor General of Virginia; William F. Brockman, Acting Solicitor General of Maryland; and William P. Marshall, the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

The "Defining the Scope and Legal Effect of the Challenges to the Individual Mandate" Panel featured Edward A. Hartnett, Richard J. Hughes Professor at the Seton Hall University School of Law; Tobias A. Dorsey, Special Counsel for the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC); and Kevin C. Walsh, Assistant Professor of ...


Placebos: Ethical Research Or Unethical Deceit, Tawnya Schirmeister, Sabrina Crilley Apr 2011

Placebos: Ethical Research Or Unethical Deceit, Tawnya Schirmeister, Sabrina Crilley

Festival of Communities: UG Symposium (Posters)

There is an ongoing debate between whether or not it is ethical for researchers to use placebos while studying terminal illnesses. Within this debate there are two parties, the party that believes that it is ethical and the party that believes that it is not. Both parties have many valid points and have very detailed arguments against one another. When determining whether or not the use of placebos is ethical or not, you must first understand what a placebo is, and what the different types are. This paper goes over what a placebo is, what the different types are, and ...


Using Placebos In Research Involving Terminal Illnesses, Mark Day, Ryan Hicks Apr 2011

Using Placebos In Research Involving Terminal Illnesses, Mark Day, Ryan Hicks

Festival of Communities: UG Symposium (Posters)

Placebos are medical interventions that falsely lead patients to believe that they are receiving treatment and that their condition is being changed, when truly no specific treatment is being administered. Using placebos in research involving terminal illnesses has become debatable. While a placebo could potentially give way to new treatments, through testing alongside a specific drug in a clinical trial, the placebo itself may fail and the patient is not cured leading to possible fatality. It has been found that using placebos in research, like performing surgeries, can aid in medical or clinical research and could help our society financially ...


Conference Program Mar 2010

Conference Program

Health Law & Policy Conferences

No abstract provided.


Special Issues In Bioethics And The Law, Alexander Morgan Capron, Elizabeth Loftus, David Orentlicher, Daniel Callahan Feb 1995

Special Issues In Bioethics And The Law, Alexander Morgan Capron, Elizabeth Loftus, David Orentlicher, Daniel Callahan

University of Richmond Law Review Symposium

"Genetics and Insurance Discrimination" lecture given by Alexander Morgan Capron, Henry W. Bruce University Professor of Law and Medicine, Co-Director of the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics at University of Southern California.

"The Repression of Memory Controversy" lecture given by Elizabeth Loftus, Professor of Psychology and Adjunct Professor Law at the University of Washington, Seattle.

"Healthcare Reform: Threats to the Patient/Physician Relationship" lecture given by David Orentlicher, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the American Medical Association.

"Healthcare and Medical Progress: Can We Afford It?" lecture given by Daniel Callahan, Co-Founder and President of the ...