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Post-Pandemic Recovery in the U.S. Registered Nurse Workforce

Heller News Release
February 16, 2024

Post-Pandemic Recovery in the U.S. Registered Nurse Workforce

David Auerbach, PhD, Visiting Scholar, and Karen Donelan, ScD, the Stuart H. Altman Chair in U.S. Health Policy, co-authored a study reporting on recent trends in RN employment through 2023 and forecasting the growth of the RN workforce through 2035.

Smoking replaces injection as the primary method of use in overdose deaths

Heller in the News
February 16, 2024

Smoking replaces injection as the primary method of use in overdose deaths

On WGBH News, Andrew Kolodny comments on the potential risks of smoking illicit substances like fentanyl, cocaine and heroin versus injection.

IATSE, Low Budget Film Producers Form Working Group to Combat Harassment and Abuse on Set

Heller in the News
February 15, 2024

IATSE, Low Budget Film Producers Form Working Group to Combat Harassment and Abuse on Set

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Anita Hill, chair of the Hollywood Commission, on this action, which arose from the commission's recent survey.

The Heller School Establishes Academic Exchange Partnership with the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University

Heller News Release
February 14, 2024

The Heller School Establishes Academic Exchange Partnership with the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University

Beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, Heller and Nagoya GSID will exchange faculty, administrative staff, researchers, and graduate students.

Book bans are bad for democracy

Heller in the News
February 09, 2024

Book bans are bad for democracy

In CommonWealth Beacon, Larry Bailis, associate professor at Heller and chair of the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, and Cindy Rowe, president and CEO of JALSA, discuss the need to combat book banning in Massachusetts.

How are companies like GoodRx able to provide drug discounts?

Heller in the News
February 02, 2024

How are companies like GoodRx able to provide drug discounts?

In Marketplace, Cindy Parks Thomas, PhD'00, explains that pharmacy benefit managers, which act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and consumers or insurers, add another layer of complexity to an already opaque market.

Shovels out for secretive Steward

Heller in the News
January 30, 2024

Shovels out for secretive Steward

In CommonWealth Beacon, Stuart Altman, chair of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission board from 2012 to 2022, comments on the issues facing Steward Health Care.

“Not a Sprint, but a Relay Race:” Anita Hill’s Politics of Hope

Heller in the News
January 29, 2024

“Not a Sprint, but a Relay Race:” Anita Hill’s Politics of Hope

Anita Hill presents Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research's annual Jing Lyman lecture.

New ICER boss Sarah Emond keeps an eye on the bottom line

Heller in the News
January 29, 2024

New ICER boss Sarah Emond keeps an eye on the bottom line

The Boston Globe profiles Sarah Emond, MPP'09, the new president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review.

In Healey’s child-care push, advocates have made their voices heard

Heller in the News
January 28, 2024

In Healey’s child-care push, advocates have made their voices heard

In a letter to the Boston Globe, Anne Douglass, PhD'09, writes in support of Mass. governor Maura Healey's proposed child-care plan for the state.

National Collaborative for Health Equity Launches Landmark Activities to Honor the 8th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

Heller in the News
January 19, 2024

National Collaborative for Health Equity Launches Landmark Activities to Honor the 8th Annual National Day of Racial Healing

The activities commemorating the day included the release of Susan Eaton's new article, "Segregation Yesterday and Today: Exploring Possibilities for Systemic Change."

Saving Local Retail

Heller in the News
January 19, 2024

Saving Local Retail

In the American Prospect, Robert Kuttner writes about Justice Louis Brandeis' arguments against economic concentration and how they are applicable today, particularly to the issues facing drugstores.

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