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11.23.20

Colloquium: Post-Election Health Reform in America

By Cynthia Sun

The outcome of the 2020 Presidential election will have an enormous impact on the future of healthcare and public health reform in the United States. Will health coverage be expanded or diminished? Will Americans gain or lose access to critical health and public health services? The speakers in this session will address critical questions on health […]

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Thematic Areas: Healthcare

07.13.20

The Impact of the Telehealth Response for E-Prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (“TREATS”) Act

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was written by Landon Myers. Four months after the United States began to feel the effects of COVID-19, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Telehealth Response for E-Prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (“TREATS”) Act. During the pandemic, policymakers and insurers have strongly embraced telehealth, or the remote provision […]

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06.01.20

The 73rd World Health Assembly and COVID-19

By Sarah Wetter

The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) convened on May 18-19, 2020. For the first time ever, representatives from the WHO’s 194 member-states came together virtually instead of in Geneva, Switzerland, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting’s overarching focus was to chart a path toward overcoming the novel coronavirus, which has infected over 5 million […]

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04.16.20

A Brief Reflection of the Gaps with Public Health Emergency Laws in China

By O’Neill Institute

This blog was written by Jingyi Xu, SJD Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center The widespread of COVID-19 has invoked a heated discussion of public health emergency laws in China, where the coronavirus is originally from. Recently, central government of China has made a huge decision to revise the current public health emergency laws while […]

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04.15.20

Hepatitis Policy Project Releases New Brief on Expanding Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment in Correctional Facilities

By Sonia Canzater

The O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project recently released its latest issue brief, Correctional Institutions Are A Critical Intervention Point For Hepatitis C Elimination, written by Senior Associate Sonia Canzater, on the integral role expanding hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and treatment in the nation’s jails and prisons could play in the effort to eliminate HCV […]

02.27.20

The difficulties in the implementation of the Right to Health in Argentina

By Sofia Bobbio

In Argentina the right to health is guaranteed in the text of the National Constitution and in the International Human Rights Treaties incorporated into our constitution. However, Argentina has faced some difficulties in the implementation of this right. Some of the biggest challenges the country has faced relate to the access to the health system, […]

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01.07.20

We can spare people a painful death for a few dollars a week

By Eric A. Friedman

The nature of life is that we all have to die at some point, but we don’t all have to suffer in dying. We can stave off death for only so long, but we can do far more to mitigate, if not eliminate, the pain that comes at this defining moment of our lives. Yet […]

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12.16.19

Prevention First: A Conversation with Dr. Anand Parekh

By Johan Marulanda

The O’Neill Institute is pleased to join with Business for Impact at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Georgetown University’s Global Health Initiative for a conversation with Dr. Anand K. Parekh, chief medical advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center. In Prevention First, Anand K. Parekh, MD, MPH, […]

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Thematic Areas: Healthcare

11.07.19

Policy Briefing: Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices

By Johan Marulanda

Recommendations from a study funded by NIH: Principal Investigators Mark A. Rothstein, University of Louisville John T. Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks Citizen scientists and other researchers not subject to the federal research regulations often perform health research using smartphones and other mobile devices. Although much of this research is promising, there are concerns about informed consent, […]

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08.07.19

National Immunization Awareness Month Means It’s Time We All Do Our Part

By Darlene Huang

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout life. It emphasizes that vaccines aren’t just for kids; adults need to get vaccinated, too. Its timing, though, is an especially helpful reminder for students and their parents as back-to-school time nears. All 50 U.S. states require some […]

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