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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.

PIPPAH Collaborative Activities 

As part of the PIPPAH project, NIHCM Foundation participated in collaborative activities with the PIPPAH grantees and the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversations with Adolescent Health Experts, 2010. 20 pp.
NIHCM Foundation, in collaboration with the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) initiative, was pleased to release a series of print interviews featuring Shay Bilchik, JD, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute; Jane Brown, PhD, University of North Carolina; Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Abigail English, JD, Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; and Richard Kreipe, MD, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The interviews were commissioned by the PIPPAH initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and were conducted by Karen Brown, a public radio reporter and freelance journalist who specializes in health care.

Download the full series of interviews or individual interviews here.

Creating Healthy Opportunities: Conversation with Adolescent Health Experts

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Abigail English, JD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Angela Diaz, MD, MPH

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Jane Brown, PhD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Richard Kreipe, MD

Creating Healthy Opportunities: An Interview with Shay Bilchik, JD


A series of podcast clips of the interviews with these adolescent health experts is now available on NCSL's website.

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PIPPAH Grantees

Please visit the links of our PIPPAH partner organizations for more information on their activities under PIPPAH.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Bar Association

American College of Preventive Medicine

CityMatCH, Board of Regents, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Healthy Teen Network

National Association of County and City Health Officials

National Conference of State Legislatures

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