Committee on Health Politics
A Related Organization
 of the American Political Science Association


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Deadline for proposing a paper for the 2008 APSA meetings will be  December 1, 2006 -- Send proposals to Prof. Jim Brasfield (see addresses below).



 

 
 
 
 
 

Welcome

Welcome to the Committee on Health Politics home page. We are a group of social scientists with a strong professional interest in health policy issues. We are a "related organization" of the American Political Science Association and sponsor three or four panels each year at the APSA Annual Meeting. Membership is free, and anyone with an interest in health policy is invited to be a member . There are currently about two hundred people on the mailing list. About fifty people annually attend the lunch business meeting of the COHP.


2007 Panels and Business Meeting

Committee on Health Politics
(Panel 1   The Politics of Medicaid)
Date: Saturday, Sep 1, 2:00 PM
Chair: Frank J. Thompson
SUNY, Albany, thompson@albany.edu

Author(s):
How Do Community Nonprofits Advocate for the Poor Amid Their Dependence on Medicaid Funds?
Colleen M. Grogan
University of Chicago, cgrogan@uchicago.edu
  Michael K. Gusmano
  Columbia University, mkg2104@columbia.edu

Conditioning State Responses to External Influences: The Role of Internal Moderators in State Adoption of Public Policy Change
Edward A. Miller
, edward_a_miller@brown.edu

Medicaid Funding of Social Services: Implications for Social and Health Policy
Steven Rathgeb Smith
University of Washington, smithsr@u.washington.edu

Medicaid, Federalism, and National Health Insurace
Michael Sparer
Columbia University, mss16@columbia.edu


Discussant(s): Frank J. Thompson
SUNY, Albany, thompson@albany.edu

2007 Business Meeting need update

Committee on Health Politics
(Lunch Business Meeting)
Date: Saturday, Sep 1, 12:00 PM

Houlihan's 111 E. Wacker


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History of the Committee

The origins of the Committee on Health Politics (COHP) can be traced back to the late 1960s. In 1969 a conference was held at the Harvard School of Public Health. The focus of the conference was the neglect of health care issues in the political science community, especially in the light of recent works on the subject by economists. Included in the group were Ralph Straetz, Ted Marmor, and Mathew Holden. Ralph Straetz at New York University had a federal mental health grant that trained political scientists. Harvard and some other schools of public health also had post-doctoral fellowships that helped to support political scientists who were pursuing research on health policy issues. 

In the early 1970s Straetz circulated a newsletter, and he began to sponsor a breakfast meeting of the group at the American Political Science Association (APSA). Members also sometimes met at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. These activities helped to mold a community of political scientists who became important figures in the health policy research community of the late 1970s and 1980s. 

By 1975 members of the COHP decided that a journal devoted to the publication of articles on health policy would stimulate other social scientists to conduct research and write in the field.. This led to the formation of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, which published its first issue in 1976. 

The COHP has continued to meet each year at the APSA. It is an unaffiliated group of the APSA, and currently sponsors three or four panels each year at the APSA Annual Meeting. Membership is free, and anyone with an interest in health policy is invited to be a member. There are currently about two hundred people on the mailing list. About fifty people annually attend the lunch business meeting of the COHP. 

Webmasters: 

  • Jim Brasfield, Department of Political Science, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, Missouri 63119 brasfijm@websteruniv.edu and
  • Ted Anagnoson, Department of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8226 anag999@silcom.com


This page created by Jim Brasfield and J. T. Anagnoson.  Last update: 08/23/2007


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