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State-by-state: Study reveals where infant deaths are highest in the U.S.

June 20, 2016

If policymakers want to reduce the number of American infant deaths, their strategies should focus on those older than one month from lower-income families, a new study finds. The analysis compared U.S. infant deaths to those of several European nations, as well as comparing figures between U.S. states. Infants in the United States die at higher rates than those of comparatively wealthy nations. The study, published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, was authored by Alice Chen of the USC Schaeffer Center.

Medicare reforms needed on chronic care, says Sen. Wyden at USC Schaeffer Center – Brookings event

June 17, 2016

The USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and the Brookings Institution brought together more than 140 policy makers, Capitol Hill staff and media June 15 in Washington, D.C., for the launch event of the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy. “There is a striking lack of attention to what dominates American health care,” said keynote speaker Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. “And that is chronic care.”

Faculty Research Update: May 2016

June 15, 2016

A compilation of recent grant awards, accolades, presentations, journal publications and other notable news about Price School faculty and their research Publications Graddy-Reed, A., Moulton, J., & Lanahan, L. (2016). Beyond the EITC: The effect of reducing the Earned Income Tax Credit on labor force participation. National Tax Journal, 69(2):261-284. Goldman, D. P., Gaudette, E., & Cheng, W. (2016). Competing Risks: Investing in Sickness Rather Than Health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5):S45-S50. Lakdawalla, D. […]

South L.A. named Promise Zone; efforts aimed at reducing poverty

June 10, 2016

South Los Angeles is about to get special opportunities to obtain federal funding for encouraging economic growth and alleviating poverty in the region. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced June 6 that Los Angeles has received an unprecedented second federal Promise Zone, this time in South L.A. The USC Price Center for Social Innovation is again contributing to the effort as an academic partner, evaluating data to measure outcomes and assess impacts of the work done by the collaborative over the next 10 years.


Ginsburg appointed to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

June 7, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently announced the appointments of Paul Ginsburg, director of public policy at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and four other individuals as the newest members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. MedPAC is an independent Congressional agency that advises the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program such as payment considerations, access to care and quality of care. Ginsburg holds the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

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