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  MAY 11, 2012
Nebraska Opens New Center for Health Policy

In March, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health established a new Center for Health Policy. The center will focus on policy solutions that improve the health of Nebraskans, and it will analyze policies ranging from healthcare reform to distracted and impaired driving laws. The center will serve as a bridge between academic health researchers, state and local government, health care organizations, and community leaders to help shape health policy decisions, and it will conduct policy analysis, issue briefs, organize forums, and serve an educational function through training grants and policy fellowships.

The founding director of the center is Dr. Jim Stimpson, associate professor of health services research and administration. Of the new center, Nebraska Dean Ayman El-Mohandes said, "This is a critical time in the history of health care in the United States. The center will work to analyze, interpret, and predict how new and evolving legislation and policies affect the health of people in Nebraska and around the country."

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[Photo: Dr. Jim Stimpson]