Affiliations The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a global medical and health policy focus for the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University. The Center promotes inter- and trans-disciplinary research and training. CSIMPP focus is on applying the evidence base knowledge to the medical and health policy formulation and practice. The Center has working relationships with many professional organizations including the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Academy of Disaster Medicine. The unique expertise of the CSIMPP faculty contributes to the overall SPP and GMU mission by promoting academic activities in:

  1. Evidence-based application to medical policy formulation;
  2. Geographical Information System (GIS), social networks and epidemiology;
  3. Modeling medical and health policy processes;
  4. Priority setting and ethical considerations in allocating scarce medical resources;
  5. Emerging and reemerging infections, including antimicrobial drug resistance;
  6. Disaster preparedness and recovery, with emphasis on disparities;
  7. Medical standards and policies in support of operations in extreme environments;
  8. Health and medical community network analysis;
  9. Modeling spatio-temporal behavior and interaction.

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Upcoming Events

World Medical & Health Policy journal will co-sponsor two Teaching Workshops at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

  • Research Issues for Transportation and Livability   Policy Alcohol and Public Policy: Implications for Politics   and Health

 

Forum on Health Homelessness, and Poverty
November 6, 2014 
George Mason University- Founders Hall
Arlington, VA

The Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty is an academic conference bringing together policy researchers, policymakers, and those working in the community to significantly reduce the effects of homelessness on health.  The most recent forum took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at George Mason University’s Founders Hall , in Arlington, VA. To see the program with list of speakers and topics, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Organized in cooperation with the Policy Studies Organization, the World Medical & Health Policy journal, the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices , the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy at George Mason University , the American Public University System , and theArlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

 

Call for Papers

Disaster Resilience: Addressing Disparities

The World Medical &Health Policy (WMHP) journal, in collaboration with the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the official certifying body for the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS), and the George Mason University Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP), is soliciting original contributions for a special issue dedicated to disparities in disaster preparedness and resilience. For the purposes of this call, disasters include both natural and human made, and resilience is defined as the ability of a community to respond and recover from disasters.

Socioeconomic status (SES) is a major determinant of health, health care and environmental exposure. Health disparities increase as global income inequality continues to grow. A significant number of individuals living on the cusp of socio-economic disaster also reside in areas prone to natural disasters. Communities are now beginning to address the needs of these individuals, including in the event of disasters.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: policies and practices promoting resilience, training, disaster forecasting and all inclusive medical community preparedness, policies, standards of practice, the role of health care facilities, first responders, public, military private partnerships, humanitarian assistance, and humanitarian interventions, and the changing epidemiological landscape during humanitarian crisis.

Abstracts of up to 100 words should be submitted to Deputy Editor Bonnie Stabile at bstabile@gmu.edu by October 1, 2014 for consideration. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit the full paper by November 5, 2015. The manuscript submission date is February 1, 2015.


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Click here to access the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) materials

 

 

International Society of Microbial Resistance 
MedEDirect
Policy Studies Organization (PSO)
 World Medical Association

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