Population Health Matters (Formerly Health Policy Newsletter)

The mission of the Jefferson College of Population Health is to prepare leaders with global vision to develop, implement, and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life.

Population Health Matters is a quarterly newsletter designed to further the mission of the College of Population Health by highlighting initiatives that have policy implications at the local, regional, or national levels. Population Health Matters is governed by an editorial board composed of Thomas Jefferson University faculty and expert stakeholders.

Current Issue: Volume 28, Issue 4 (2015) Population Health Matters Fall 2015 Vol. 28, Issue 4



Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center TeamSTEPPS Workshops for Staff
Alan Forstater MD, FACEP; Dimitri Papanagnou MD, MPH; Kevin Lyons PhD; Shoshana Sicks MEd; and Elizabeth Speakman EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF


Pharmacists on the Front Lines of Polypharmacy: The Individualized Medication Assessment and Planning (iMAP) Project to Improve Medication Use in Senior Adults with Cancer
Ginah Nightingale PharmD, BCOP; Laura T. Pizzi PharmD, MPH; Emily Hajjar PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CGP; Elizabeth Pigott; Margaret Wang; Shannon Doherty; Kristine Swartz MD; and Andrew Chapman DO, FACP


When Healthcare and Innovation Converge in Philadelphia
Brian P.H. Chen ScM and Stefan Varga PharmD



Smoking it Out; Vaping is In. The Rise of E-Cigarettes amoung U.S. Youth
Russell K. McIntire PhD, MPH and Brianna Ludwig


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