Registration Now Open! Professional Certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, May 8-13, 2017
Registration is now open online for our professional certificate program at Georgia Tech, May 8-13, 2017. There are a limited number of scholarships for eligible applicants from NGOs or developing countries only.
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING A SCHOLARSHIP?
CHHS is fortunate to provide a limited number of scholarships for participants
from NGOs and developing countries, made possible through the
generosity of The UPS Foundation, Andrea L. Laliberte, Richard E. and
Charlene O. Zalesky. For information about the scholarships, to sponsor scholarships, or for more information about the 2017 courses, please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHHS Forum Focuses on the Future of Health Systems
The Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems
(CHHS) recently hosted a 1-day event focused on improving health
systems with leaders from across the fields of healthcare delivery and
operations. The event included panel sessions on "Industry Trends in
Healthcare Delivery," "Educating the Next Generation in Health Systems”
and "Alumni Response: What Should GT Do?", as well as presentations from
faculty and posters on new research.
Speakers included representatives from Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical
Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CDC, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,
Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, Grady Health
Systems, Ingenious Med, Mckesson Corporation, Penny George Institute,
Piedmont Healthcare, and the Shepherd Center. For information on the
event or to see video or slides of the panel presentations, click here or contact us at email@example.com.
on Health & Humanitarian Logistics Highlights Need for Cooperation
Across Sectors for Improved Efficiency and Effectiveness
The 8th annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics (HHL)
drew over 200 participants from 27 different countries around the
world, representing 115 different organizations across the private
sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, and government.
Panel speakers joined from organizations such as CARE USA, Carter
Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), City of
Clarkston, Coca-Cola Foundation, Harvard University, John Snow, Inc.,
Malaria Coalition (UK), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World
Health Organization (WHO), UNHCR, and USAID, among others.
Break-out workshop sessions focused on various topics including human
resources and professionalization, public-private partnerships,
collaboration and segmentation, modeling, visibility and analytics in
decision-making, new technologies and digital platforms for the
last-mile delivery, and new logistics management tools.
For speaker slides, video of the presentations, photos, or other information, please visit https://chhs.gatech.edu/conference.
CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The conference was made possible for the 8th year by generous support from The UPS Foundation. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2017 conference, or for other questions or topic suggestions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The location of the 2017 conference is currently being discussed and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Interviews Michelle Nunn on Humanitarian Response and Development
Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE USA, was interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta,
Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, as the Keynote speaker on Day 2 of
the 2016 HHL Conference. Nunn pointed to how CARE determines where to
get involved and dedicate resources.
"CARE values relationships that are longstanding and stays in countries
for long-term and systematic engagement," said Nunn, focusing on
questions of capacity building and scale, "to create sustainable
solutions considering cultural and social context, finance, programming,
and human resources."
Click links to watch complete Keynote video, for more information on the 2016 HHL Conference, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Teresa Finley from UPS Shares Lessons on Leadership and Corporate Culture Values at IMPACT Series
On September 14th, CHHS joined the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
(ILE) to host Teresa Finley,
Chief Marketing and Global Business Services Officer at UPS, to share
the company's vision of its global and social impact as a worldwide
leader in logistics with a broad humanitarian relief program.
Finley is responsible for priority growth strategies, product
development, and advancing marketing capabilities across 220 countries
and territories where UPS serves and leads the customer communications,
brand management, and public relations teams. Click link
to watch the video of Finley's IMPACT Speaker Series talk.
CHHS Collaborator and Co-Director Win New Grants from NIH and Healthcare Georgia Foundation
CHHS Collaborator and Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech, Dr. Nicoleta Serban,
was recently awarded two grants, along with Co-I (and CHHS Co-Director)
Dr. Julie Swann, to research access to pediatric care and community
health. The two also co-founded and co-direct the
Center for Health Analytics at Georgia Tech.
The first grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and the U.S. Public
Health Service (PHS) for $272,237.00 for a study Linking Spatial Access and Health Outcomes for Pediatric Asthma in the Medicaid System: Inferences and Interventions.
Access to medical care and severe pediatric asthma outcomes vary with
geography, and Serban and Swann will examine asthma prevalence, outcome
measures, and factors included in the statistical model using multiple
data sources, calculating access to primary and asthma specialist care
using optimization models. For information on the study and topic,
click here. The second grant, awarded by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation for $110,000.00 involves the study of The Health Pulse of a Community: A Comprehensive Baseline Measurement Approach. More information on Health Analytics Center and access to care may be found on the center’s website.
CHHS Research Affiliate News
Dr. Turgay Ayer, George Family Foundation Assistant Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
and CHHS Faculty Research Director in Medical Decision Making, has been
working with students from Emory Rollins School of Public Health and
Harvard Medical School on a study Prioritizing Hepatitis C Treatment Decisions in U.S. Prisons.
About one out of six inmates in the United States (U.S.) is infected
with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the prevalence in the prison systems
is ten times higher than the general population. Thus the prison systems
offer a unique opportunity to control the HCV epidemic. The study
compares trade-offs of prioritization of inmates for HCV treatment and
proposes a mathematical modeling-based framework (a restless multi-armed
bandit model) to support hepatitis C treatment prioritization decisions
in U.S. prisons using real-world data from Georgia state prison system
and published studies.
Dr. Ayer recently presented the research at Northwestern University,
University of Michigan, Booth School of Business at the University of
Chicago, and Harvard Medical School. For more information, please visit Dr. Ayer's website.
For recent Publications by CHHS co-directors and collaborators, please visit CHHS "Publications."