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Simulating Health Reform Policies

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) held its first ever Student Simulation Competition. Students across the country competed at five regional sites, one of them being right here in SUNY Albany’s very own Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, to develop grass roots approaches to health care reform. The goal was to create and simulate a health care policy that would save the country money and drastically improve the health of the nation. The winners for the Northeastern Region were Tarnara Alkhattar of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon and Michael Judson of Post University. More details of the competition can be found in the news release about the event.

Health care reform has been a hot button topic for years in this country and this competition is another voice of reason in a debate that can often get hostile. Our Public Policy subject specialist, Richard Irving, has created a library guide  which includes references to evidence based articles on health care innovations. Among the topics included in the guide are, healthy behaviors, coordinated health care, primary care efficiency, hospital efficiency, hospice care, and malpractice.

If you need more assistance locating information on this topic or have any questions, please contact Richard Irving at, or stop in or contact the reference desk by email at or by phone at (518) 442-3691.


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