A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton, The Wright Center, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.
Health and Healthcare Task Force - Regional Indicators
With Institute support, the task force will examine a variety of issues related to provider
reimbursement, access, and other issues included in the health care reform act.Key data and trends concerning reimbursement, competition, and uncompensated care will be examined and policy statements will be developed as appropriate.Research may include both primary and secondary work.
The task force will provide insight into the health and healthcare indicators as appropriate to ensure a comprehensive, high quality set of benchmarks of health and healthcare status. The task force will work with staff to generate funding for a market study of patients and their appraisal of health care and providers in northeastern Pennsylvania to assess why millions of dollars are spent o n accessing healthcare outside the region on an annual basis.
Health & Healthcare Research
2018 - Health Literacy - A Public Health Challenge 2018 - Social Determinants of Health 2017 - An Examination of Oral Health Challenges 2016 - An Examination of Opioid Challenges and Resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional film maker Kenny Luck tackles the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania by exploring the perspectives of law enforcement, grieving mothers, policymakers, and former users. Watch his latest documentary focusing on the opioid epidemic. 2015 - An Analysis of Autism and Resources in Northeastern PA 2014 - An Analysis of Mental Health Issues and Resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania 2013 - Patient Migration as a Result of Patient Perception
2012 - New Healthcare Infrastructure and Improved Economic Development and Patient Care