News and Bulletins
The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.
Bulletin: Hilltop Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Continue Hospital Community Benefit Program Issue Brief Series
The Hilltop Institute’s Hospital Community Benefit Program has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® to continue to provide timely information on emerging trends and important issues related to community benefit. The program will produce three issue briefs as part of its Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA series over an eighteen-month period, the first of which will be published in the spring of 2014.
Hilltop Director of Medicaid Policy Studies David A. Idala, MA, presented a poster at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition held November 2-6, 2013, in Boston, MA. The poster, titled The Use of Emergency Department Services for Non-Emergent Conditions among Adults with Disabilities, displayed the methods and findings of a study of the relationship between emergency department use and disability in adults. View the poster.
Hilltop Presents at 2013 American Evaluation Association Conference
Hilltop staff made two panel presentations and a poster presentation at Evaluation 2013: The State of Evaluation Practice in the Early 21st Century, the27th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association held from October 16-19, 2013, in Washington, DC. Hilltop Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley, MA, gave a presentation titled Challenges in Evaluating Asthma Community Intervention Research, in which he discussed the results of Hilltop’s evaluation of the Baltimore City Health Department’s Reducing Asthma Disparities (RAD) Program and illustrated the pitfalls common to evaluation research. View the presentation. Betley also presented a poster titled The Use of Emergency Department Services for Non-Emergent Conditions among Adults with Disabilities, which displayed the methods and findings of an study of the relationship between emergency department use and disability in adults. View the poster. Hilltop Policy Analyst Jessica Skopac, JD, PhD, MA, gave a presentation titled Utilizing "The Guide" to Strengthen Partnerships and to Inform Evaluation Planning for the Maryland Asthma Control Program, in which she discussed the methods and findings of Hilltop’s evaluation of the MACP and how to engage partners more effectively. View the presentation.