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In order to facilitate intergenerational conversations about health care, the MPH@GW program developed this graphic to offer insight into the historical, social, economic and political context over the last century or so.
The answer to that question may depend on where the guilt appeal is coming from. Monique Turner’s recent article, “The Effects of Guilt-Appeal Intensity on Persuasive and Emotional Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Sponsor Motive,” explores how an ad’s intention can affect people’s reaction to its message.
Bacterial cells, not people, become resistant to antibiotics. MPH@GW worked with The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University to create a series of graphics that illustrates the interaction between antibiotics and bacterial cells within your body.
In recent years, there have been so many news stories about medical records being stolen that many patients now fear their confidential information is no longer safe. Health care data has become an attractive prize for cyber thieves. Guest contributor Paul Cerrato, the author of "Protecting Patient Information," discusses medical data breaches, HIPAA compliance, and advice for providers about preventive security measures.
The news surrounding the new president’s administration and the various health care reform proposals is creating uncertainty for the health care industry. While there’s no predicting what will happen next, especially after the House failed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), there are some scenarios that are fairly certain.
Data is becoming increasingly available as new technologies emerge in the health care sphere. Because of the abundance of readily digestible information, the number of lucrative careers in health information technology (IT) is on the rise. The MHA@GW program director, Dr. Leonard Friedman, outlined several of these careers in the burgeoning field of health IT in his book, 101 Careers in Healthcare Management.
How do you motivate an individual to quit smoking? Persuade a community to vaccinate their children? Incentivize a whole nation to eat better? These types of questions are at the heart of every health communication campaign.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has created Climate Crowd, an interactive mapping platform designed to collect and share reports on how rural communities are responding to changes in weather and climate and how their responses impact biodiversity.
In the first of a three-part study on climate change, Sabrina McCormick, associate professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and Kathleen Carlson (an MPH student at Milken SPH at the time), conducted interviews with 65 local decision-makers in six major U.S. cities to find out how social factors influence whether U.S. cities are prepared for the consequences of climate change.