News Category: health


Dr. Michael Hole Helps Bring Mobile Health Services to More Kids

Dec. 3, 2019

Dell Children's Express bus makes rounds in Central Texas. Dell Children’s is partnering with Texas Women Infants and Children to offer health care for WIC clients.

Dr. Todd Olmstead & new grant to research employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Nov. 6, 2019

CHASP Faculty Fellow and LBJ School of Public Affairs Dr. Todd Olmstead joins as health economist on $3.3 million 5-year R01 grant funded by the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities on how to improve employment outcomes for unemployed persons living with #HIV/#AIDS. Learn more: https://lbj.utexas.edu/lbj-school-researcher-explores-employment-outcome... #LBJsocialpolicy

Dr. Mary Steinhardt Receives $3.3M Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes in African American Community

Oct. 15, 2019

Mary Steinhardt received a $3.3 million grant in October 2019 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Steinhardt is using the grant to study Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American community. Read more.

Dr. Todd Olmstead: Cost-Effectiveness of Electronic vs. Clinician Delivered Health Intervention

July 16, 2019

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

Dr. Michael Hole delivers remarks, introduces Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars Commencement

June 26, 2019

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, will deliver the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and will introduce Presidents George W.

Perspectives Blog > Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How They Pay for Them

May 29, 2019

Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How they Pay for It. By Anna Gu, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassadorfilled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class – twenty-two small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks, and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps.

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert

May 14, 2019

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert. By Kat Sisler, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorDr. Mike Mackert is a professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Department of Population Health at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Director of the Center for Health Communication (CHC), a joint venture between Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School geared at improving health through evidence-based communication research.

Perspectives Blog > Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work?

May 6, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work? By Audrey Muntz, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassador. When I began a semester-long research project on welfare work requirements for an Economics of U.S.

Perspectives Blog > Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment

April 22, 2019

Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment.  By Marjorie Crowell, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorAccess to reproductive health care in Texas is an issue for many living in the state.

Perspectives Blog > Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle

April 18, 2019

Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle.  By Lynn Murphy, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorThe state of special education in Texas is grave. Following federal investigation, Texas was found to be in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in January 2018.

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