Since 2012, the Schaeffer Center has received $6.1 million in funding from the NIH to fund pilot projects by junior scholars focused on addressing disparities. This year we are seeking junior scientists concentrating on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in minority populations.
The cost of medication errors worldwide exceeds $42 billion, or approximately 5%–6% of all hospitalizations. There are a number of cost-effective strategies that could be deployed to reduce the quantity of adverse drug events.
Beyond Covid-19, two other health policy issues are poised to feature prominently in the 2020 U.S. elections: what role government should play in ensuring broad health insurance coverage, and how to cope with the lack of competition in many health care provider markets.