Health Affairs regularly explores global health policy matters in journal articles, Health Affairs Blog posts, and in thematic issues.
March 06, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience
Costa Rica reformed its primary health care system in 1994 using a model that, despite its success, has been generally understudied: basic integrated health care teams.
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March 03, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Reproductive Health Under Assault
The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration's early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.
February 24, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Syrian Doctors And The American Dream: Practicing Medicine In A New Immigration Landscape
Becoming a physician is a lifelong dream for many. Having the opportunity to train in the United States is also a deeply held ambition for countless aspiring doctors around the globe. We are living out that dream.
February 22, 2017 WEB FIRST
In Mexico, Evidence Of Sustained Consumer Response Two Years After Implementing A Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax
In an effort to combat the obesity epidemic, Mexico implemented a 1 peso per liter excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages at the beginning of 2014. This study estimated changes in beverage purchases in Mexico for 2014 and 2015.
February 21, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill And Melinda Gates Annual Letter
In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.
February 16, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Hospitals, Hospital Medicine, And Health For All
The field of hospital medicine---which combines knowledge in acute care and inpatient medicine with expertise in hospital care delivery---can steward the valuable resource of hospital care toward high performance. The global community should manage and cultivate it across health care contexts.
February 09, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future
The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat pandemic diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.
February 06, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Evidence Points To 'Gaming' At Hospitals Subject To National Health Service Cleanliness Inspections
In what is thought to be the first study of its kind, authors looked for evidence of possible gaming effects surrounding "unannounced" hospital inspections for cleanliness in the National Health Service in England.
January 12, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
The Framework Convention On Global Health: A Call For Leadership From The Global Health Trio
In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril in global health, while identifying the leadership challenges of "the global health trio" -- the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
January 09, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril
New global health leaders should prioritize global health security, including antimicrobial resistance, health system strengthening, and action on mass migration and climate change, say the authors in this Commentary & Analysis in the journal.
January 09, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Large Reductions In Amenable Mortality Associated With Brazil's Primary Care Expansion And Strong Health Governance
This study investigates whether the expansion of the Brazilian family health strategy reduced deaths which might be avoidable with timely and effective health care and whether this association varied by municipal health governance.
January 05, 2017 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit
We must boldly communicate the importance of tobacco control to keep it on the global public health agenda, says this author, who directs Bloomberg Philanthropies' work in reducing use of tobacco.
December 21, 2016 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
Global Vaccine Development: Lessons From The Road To A New HIV Vaccine Trial
This latest step in a global effort to develop an effective HIV vaccine builds on a legacy of failure, hubris, and reinvention. Each stage of this history has much to teach us about the development of preventive vaccines in general.
November 16, 2016 WEB FIRST
Eleven-Country Health Survey Finds US Lags Behind
A survey of adults in eleven countries found that American respondents reported poor health compared to their counterparts in other countries. This study, which was supported by The Commonwealth Fund, will also appear in the December issue of Health Affairs.
November 09, 2016 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Measuring Social Deprivation in New Zealand and the UK
The United Kingdom and New Zealand use census and administrative to measure socioeconomic variation across communities, assess community needs, inform research, adjust clinical funding, allocate community resources, and determine policy impact. The authors propose a similar index for the United States.
November 09, 2016 BOOK REVIEW
Issues in Governance
Health Affairs' Deputy Editor for Global Health, Margaret Saunders, reviews the book, Governing Health Systems: For Nations And Communities Around The World.
November 04, 2016 HEALTH AFFAIRS BLOG
A Top Global Health Issue as More Countries Reach Middle-Income Status
Large numbers of countries that have achieved middle-income status are in the process of transitioning away from significant donor aid that they have been receiving for their health programs. Millions of lives are in the balance. This is going to be one of the top issues in global health.
October 04, 2016 BOOK REVIEW
China: One-Child's Ripple Effects
Two new books explore the one-child policy and its impact on the Chinese people and China’s future social and economic developments.
October 04, 2016 HEALTH AFFAIRS JOURNAL
Quality of Care in India: The Road Ahead
In the opener to a featured set of articles in Health Affairs on "Quality of Care in India", authors Manoj Mohanan and colleagues set out the challenges and policy priorities and highlight lessons learned as India faces a rapidly changing disease profile and a rising chronic disease burden.
Theme Issues On Global Health Policy
- Quality Of Care In India October 2016
- Vaccines February 2016
- Noncommunicable Diseases: The Growing Burden September 2015
- Advancing Global Health Policy September 2014
- The 'Triple Aim' Goes Global April 2013
- Strategies For The 'Decade Of Vaccines' June 2011
- Battling Chronic Disease Worldwide December 2010
- Lessons From Around The World August 2010
- E-Health in the Developing World February 2010
- Meeting HIV/AIDS Costs; Fighting Neglected Diseases November/December 2009
- Delivering On Global Health July/August 2009
- China And India: Reform Goes Global July/August 2008
- Global Health Financing July/August 2007
- Global Health Priorities March/April 2006
- The Vaccine Enterprise May/June 2005
- Global Challenges In Health May/June 2004
- Worldwide Trends In Health Care May/June 2003
- Health And Globalization May/June 2002
- Lessons From Abroad May/June 2001
- Care For The Elderly May/June 2000
- International Health Reform May/June 1999
- From The Editor-In-Chief
- Entry Point: Tribal Health
- Eye On Health Reform
- Insurance Churn And Childbirth
- CHIP Kids Would Pay More In Marketplaces
- DATAWATCH: Seat-Belt Use In US Counties
- Physician And Patient Churn In An ACO
- THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE: Physician Time
- Imaging Use Declines, 2008-14
- Mystery Of The Chargemaster
- Cesarean Birth Rates In Mexico
- TV Ads Boosted ACA Enrollment
- Narrative Matters: The Doctor Lottery
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- Health Policy’s Gordian Knot: Rethinking Cost Control 26 Apr 2017
- The MacArthur Amendment Language, Race In The Federal Exchange, And Risk Adjustment Coefficients 26 Apr 2017
- Correcting Misconceptions About Invisible Risk-Sharing 25 Apr 2017
- Evidence on Payment Reform: Where Are The Gaps? 25 Apr 2017
- A Good Deal For Eliminating Hepatitis C: Saving Money And Lives 24 Apr 2017
Now Playing The Work/Health RelationshipBriefing February 07, 2017
- When Patients Mentor Doctors: The Story Of One Vital Bond March 06, 2017
- The Work/Health Relationship Forum February 22, 2017
- The Work/Health Relationship February 07, 2017
- The Personal Toll Of Practicing Medicine February 06, 2017
- In Opioid Withdrawal, With No Help In Sight January 09, 2017
- Securing The Future Of Value-Based Payment April 18, 2017
- Health Affairs CA Forum: Delivery System Innovation March 22, 2017
- Delivery System Innovation March 07, 2017
- Work And Health Forum February 22, 2017
- Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities By Improving Governance And Policy
- The History Of Vaccines And Immunization: Familiar Patterns, New Challenges
- Annual Medical Spending Attributable To Obesity: Payer-And Service-Specific Estimates
- Electronic Health Record Logs Indicate That Physicians Split Time Evenly Between Seeing Patients And Desktop Medicine
- Primary Care: Current Problems And Proposed Solutions
- Direct-To-Consumer Telehealth May Increase Access To Care But Does Not Decrease Spending
- Providing More Home-Delivered Meals Is One Way To Keep Older Adults With Low Care Needs Out Of Nursing Homes
- When Patients Mentor Doctors: The Story Of One Vital Bond
- The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost
- Delivery System Innovation