Michele Fancher blogs for The Center for Health Affairs
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Michele Fancher

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After graduating from THE Ohio State University and spending 17 years living in Ohio, I relocated a few years back to the Boston area. But I left my heart in the Buckeye State and I’m thrilled to remain a part of The Center for Health Affairs and the vibrant healthcare community in Northeast Ohio. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my husband, running after our young daughter and rescue pup and seeking out adventures, both urban and woodland. In my quiet moments I enjoy curling up with a good book.

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Federal Food Policy & American Health

11/6/2017  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By Michele Fancher

U.S. federal food policy and the status of Americans’ health are inextricably linked. And in fact, the federal government’s work related to our food system ultimately has a tremendous impact on the performance of the American healthcare system.


AHRQ Releases First Compendium of Hospital System Data

10/4/2017  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By Michele Fancher

AHRQ has released for the first time a national dataset on hospital systems. The new AHRQ data compendium includes hospital system data from 626 systems representing 70 percent of U.S. hospitals , 88 percent of hospital beds, and 92 percent of discharges.


CHIP Renewal by Congress Needed Soon

9/25/2017  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By Michele Fancher

In the midst of yet another attempt by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it’s important not to lose sight of another initiative that needs attention, and soon – CHIP renewal.


NPs Play Key Role in Reduced Primary Care Physician Shortage

4/10/2017  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By Michele Fancher

According to the AAMC, by 2030 the primary care physician shortage is predicted to fall somewhere between 7,300 and 43,100 . This is a pretty wide range.

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