Rebecca Wells, Ph.D.

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D.

Rebecca Wells, Ph.D., professor of Health Policy Management at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, was recently invited to present and discuss her research, Effects of Reduced Medicaid Funding for Maternity Outreach and Postpartum Services, at a Public Health Systems Research Close-Up Briefing conducted by AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. in October.

Public health systems research examines the financing, organization, and delivery of public health services within communities and how these services impact health outcomes, with the goal of informing public health policy decision-makers about the evolving public health system.

The briefing will bring together experts from public health research, practice, and policy, and will be an interactive exchange of ideas, questions, and evidence. This particular session focuses on research of maternal and child health, including the impact of recent funding reductions and policy changes on maternal and child health outcomes. The goal of this meeting is to share the latest research on maternal and child health policy, and improve the effectiveness, relevance, and accessibility of public health systems research to make it more useful for public health policy-makers.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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