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Health Politics and Policy (Section 39)

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices. More on organized sections »

The organized section on Health Politics and Policy provides the ideal infrastructure in which members can more thoroughly, efficiently arm themselves with the additional expertise we need to explore health politics and policy questions. The Section will define “health politics and policy” just as broadly as the phrase implies. Everything from the politics of Medicare Part D to the politics of women’s health; everything from comparative politics of AIDS in Africa, Eastern Europe, and South Asia to the comparative state politics of Medicaid and SCHIP, everything from the ethics of end of life decisions to the regulation of stem cell research, everything from public budgeting and regulation to public health disaster preparedness – all these and more fall with the scope of the Section.

Founded: 2008
Yearly membership dues: $8.00 for students and $8.00 for other members.
Public Discussion List: APSA Connect discussion
Publication: OSHPP Newsletter

Section Counts



Section Officers

Chair
Michael Sparer
Columbia University
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Chair Elect
Colleen Grogan
University of Chicago
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Vice Chair
Colleen Grogan
University of Chicago
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2017 Annual
Meeting Program Chair

Colleen Grogan
University of Chicago
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Secretary
Sarah Gollust
University of Minnesota
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Treasurer
Bert Rockman
Purdue University
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Council
David Jones, Boston University
Scott Greer, University of Michigan
Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Shanna Rose, Claremont McKenna College

                                                    

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 39. Health Politics and Policy awards to-date »


Leonard S. Robins Best Paper Award on Health Politics and Policy


The Leonard S. Robins Best Paper on Health Politics and Policy Award, who through his presence and gentle questioning at virtually every health politics panel graciously nurtured the scholarship of both junior and senior scholars. The award recognizes the best paper on any subject that fits under the rubric of Health Politics and Policy presented at the previous annual APSA meeting. All papers presented at panels sponsored or co-sponsored by the OSHPP are eligible for consideration, and may be nominated by panel chairs and discussants. All other substantively appropriate papers presented at panels organized by other sections, divisions, and related groups are also eligible, if the authors made an electronic version of their paper available to view online.


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Nomination Instructions: The award recognizes the best paper on any subject that fits under the rubric of Health Politics and Policy presented at the previous annual APSA meeting. All papers presented at panels sponsored or co-sponsored by the OSHPP are eligible for consideration, and may be nominated by panel chairs and discussants. All other substantively appropriate papers presented at panels organized by other sections, divisions, and related groups are also eligible, if the authors made an electronic version of their paper available to view online.

Deadline for nominations: December 31, 2016

Award Committee:     
Miriam Laugesen
Columbia University
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Lawrence Brown
Columbia University
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James Morone
Brown University
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Award for Outstanding Public Engagement in Health Policy
 

This award is offered to someone who has been working to improve health and the health care system by actively engaging in politics and policy making.

Previous recipients »

Deadline: December 21, 2016

Award Committee:
Michael Sparer
Columbia University
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Colleen Grogan
University of Chicago
[email protected]

Sarah Gollust
University of Minnesota
[email protected]

Bert Rockman
Purdue University
[email protected]



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