About the Open Health Data, Open Opportunities Workshop
How can releasing millions of data points improve the health of New Yorkers? This interactive workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to explore how open health data can be a viable new resource for health research and developing innovative health interventions.
New Report on Underfunding of Public Pensions
The Rockefeller Institute, in cooperation with the State Budget Crisis Task Force, released a new report on the crisis of underfunding of public sector defined benefit plans at the National Press Club. This is the first in a series of Blinken Reports, annual analyses of key fiscal issues affecting state and local governments.
December Figures Reveal Weak Growth in
Private Jobs and Declines in Government Jobs
The new employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released on January 10th showed weak growth in private sector employment in the month of December 2013, and declines in state and local government jobs. The longer-term trends indicate that both the private sector and state and local government employment are still below levels reported in December 2007, the first month of the Great Recession.
National Network to Report on Implementation of ACA
The Rockefeller Institute of SUNY and the Fels Institute of the University of Pennsylvania are working with researchers in 30 states to study the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The first report, on the western states, will be released this month. Richard P. Nathan (senior fellow, Rockefeller Institute) describes the project.
From Our Experts...
By James Fossett
As the first anniversary of the landfall of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Rockefeller Institute Senior Fellow James Fossett evaluates how federal, state, and local government recovery efforts are proceeding. He finds that while progress has been made, the recovery effort is still a work in progress and much remains to be done.
By Erika Martin
In two just released journal articles in the nationally prominent journals Health Affairs and Public Administration Review, Rockefeller Institute Fellow Dr. Erika Martin and her collaborator Dr. Bruce Schackman, from Weill Cornell Medical College, reveal how the newly adopted Affordable Care Act will change health care delivery for people living with HIV, uncertainty in how state HIV programs need to adapt, and how these effects will differ across states.
By Jason E. Lane and Kevin Kinser
Deputy Director for Research Jason E. Lane and Institute Fellow Kevin Kinser examine the growing reliance by the United States on foreign students and foreign workers to fuel our knowledge economy. They suggest that the recent decline in interest from Chinese students may portend a long-term problem for the nation’s economic vitality if fewer foreign students come to the U.S. for their education.
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