Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition; Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA, Director of Innovation; and Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, Predoctoral Fellow, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, have been named 2019 Influencers of Healthcare by the Philadelphia Inquirer. This awards program honors Philadelphia’s leading healthcare professionals.
The Commonwealth Fund’s 18-member Task Force on Payment and Delivery System Reform, applied their collective experience with the best available evidence to recommend federal delivery system reform. NewCourtland Center Director, Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, is a member of this Task Force.
In the current fast-moving, unprecedented situation, what we do today to stem the impact of COVID-19 can vastly affect what we will face tomorrow. In a special edition of Penn Nursing’s “Amplify Nursing” podcast hosted by Marion Leary and Angelarosa DiDonato that aired on March 13th, special guests Alison Buttenheim, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist at Penn Nursing, and social epidemiologist Carolyn Cannuscio of Penn Medicine discussed what we can do individually and as a society to slow the spread of the disease. What follows are a few takeaways.