Has Obamacare Already Changed American Healthcare?

Start: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm

End: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The fiery political fight in Washington to repeal health care reform continues, splitting the political parties and elevating uncertainty about the future of medical care. The reality, however, is that American healthcare is well along an irreversible path of reform - enrolling millions, reshaping insurance markets, and reducing medical expenditures. The steady progress of health reform raises new questions and debates about who is covered, how generously, and at what cost to taxpayers. The real action along the reform path is taking place at the level of individual states.


Facing Race: Dallas, TX November 13-15

Start: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00 am

End: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:00 am

Professor Nancy Lopez is recruiting people to attend the Facing Race conference in November.



Lecture Series

“Engaging in community-based participatory policy work to address obesity in tribal communities: The THRIVE study”
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm
Location: HSC Domenici Room 2112

Spring 2013 Lecture Series: March 28, 2013: Dr. Peter Conrad

Start: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

End: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Peter Conrad, Ph.D. is a Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. This lecture will consider the origins and consequences of the increased medicalization of society using specific examples.  It will examine how medicalization manifests itself in many quarters and where there is both support of and resistance to medicalized diagnoses and treatments.  The lecture will also present emerging areas of medicalization and speculate on the future of medicalized responses to human conditions.


Spring 2013 Lecture Series: March 7, 2013: Dr. Hortensia De Los Angeles Amaro

Start: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

End: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dr.Amaro is the Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean’s Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. This lecture "Integrating Trauma and Mental Health Treatment into Addiction Treatment: Findings from the Boston Consortium Model" will provide participants with the the opportunity to discuss the links between addiction, trauma and mental health problems.


RWJF Welcome Back Reception and Art Show

Start: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:00 pm

End: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:30 pm

The RWJF Center  for Health Policy will host a Welcome Back Reception and Art Show on January 31, 2013 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. We invite you to come and celebrate the success of our recent graduates as well as view the two art collections we have on display. For more information please see the attached event postcard. 


Spring 2013 Research Brown Bag Series: A Workshop Identifying Sources of Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students

Start: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

End: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

RWJF Center for Health Policy will kick off its Spring 2013 Research Brown Bag Series this Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with "A Workshop Identifying Sources of Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students" presented by Elly Van Mil, PhD, Faculty Research Support Officer, Office of the Vice President for Research. The workshop is an hour long, 12:00pm through 1:00pm in the RWJF Center's basement conference room. For more information contact RWJF at center@unm.edu


The Great Recession: Implications of Minority and Immigrant Communities

While the Great Recession has significantly impacted the economic prospects for many Americans, the outcomes have been disproportionately felt by communities of color and immigrants across the country.  The investigators theorize that the intersection of the economic recession and simultaneous growth of populations of color may be expected to: 1) produce observable changes in racial attitudes among the electorate; 2) influence state level policy outcomes in important ways; 3) shape the political incorporation of people of color and immigrants; and 4) impact the political socialization of mi

Dr. Frank Kessel Featured in Online Newsletter for Cape Town University, South Africa

Dr. Frank Kessel, Professor, College of Education and RWJF Senior Fellow, was recently featured on the Cape Town University's online newsletter. Dr. Kessel was interviewed about his research on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research during his time as an AW Mellon Fellow at Cape Town University in South Africa. Read the full interview here.

Connecting Health Policy - McCune Foundation

The project extends existing efforts to analyze costs of health care and make recommendations about health care reform applicable to New Mexico.  The approach involves identification of persons who can speak for users and payers, for example small businesses and person from rural areas.  Through focus groups and other methods, these participants will respond to current problems and develop proposals to reform health care.