Center for Health Policy

The Nebraska Health Policy Academy Presents: Public Health Policy Short Course

Mid-term event

PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY SHORT COURSE
April 16, 2014
College of Public Health
Room 3009
9 AM – 5PM
Emery Crump

The Nebraska Health Policy Academy is pleased to be hosting policy experts James Emery, MPH and Carolyn Crump, PhD from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill for a one day training event. Emery and Crump will conduct interactive exercises around policy development, analysis, and advocacy to address public health issues in Nebraska communities.

Registration Deadline: 5 PM on Friday April 4, 2014

Click here to register: Public Health Policy Short Course Registration Form

Priority will be given to individuals from local health departments. Registration is limited to 2 people per agency/organization, on a first come, first serve basis.

Short Course Fees:

  • $30 per person
  • Fees include instruction, materials and lunch
  • Registration fees cannot be refunded

Limited spots are available for this opportunity and once they’re gone, they’re gone! So register soon by completing the registration form.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Kelly Shaw-Sutherland at kshawsutherland@unmc.edu


Report on Nebraska Cancer Workforce

The UNMC Center for Health Policy released a report today describing the state of the cancer workforce in Nebraska. In reviewing workforce numbers over a five-year period, (2008-12), we found that the number of adult cancer physicians increased by 24.7 percent, while the number of pediatric cancer physicians actually decreased by 1.2 percent during that time. Our report also provides other supportive data including trends and characteristics of the workforce including physicians, NPs, and PAs. We conclude the report by outlining several policy and organizational options for improving the oncology workforce in Nebraska.

You can access the press release here.

Here is a direct link to the full report.

Nebraska Health Policy Academy Application Deadline This Friday, December 13, 2013

If you haven’t gotten a team together to apply for the Nebraska Health Policy Academy (HPA), you still have time!

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2013: APPLY HERE

If you are interested in learning about the health policy process that will help you link your everyday practice work to relevant policy issues, then you have come to the right place for you. The HPA is a competency-based training program designed to strengthen the capacity of state, local, and tribal health leaders and their key partners to understand the health policy process.  The Academy uses a hands-on approach grounded in problem solving, decision-making and leadership.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2013: APPLY HERE

Please contact Kelly Shaw-Sutherland at kshawsutherland@unmc.edu for further information or questions. The next cohort will begin January 2014.