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Carole R. Myers, PhD launches #NPR @WUOT TN health policy news segment “Health Connections”

Senior Fellow Carole R. Myers PhD brings her health policy expertise to the airwaves twice a month to NPR’s Morning News on 91.9 FM WUOT in Knoxville, TN. Here’s the program write up from WUOT’s website where you can listen to her the segment:

 

 

This week marks the launch of a new series, HealthConnections. The brainchild of University of Tennessee associate professor Dr. Carole Myers, HealthConnections will bring the often-abstract world of health care, coverage and policy to a human level. What is access? How do marketplaces work? What’s the future of health insurance?

Dr. Myers and WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth will sort through these issues and more, all to give you a toolbox for understanding what you hear on the news, or to separate fact from fiction in the health care debate.

In the premiere episode, Dr. Myers and Hollingsworth introduce the series and get up to speed on the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s possible replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

What’s on your mind? On Twitter, send your questions to @wuotfm, or send an email to newsroom [at] wuot.org and use “HealthConnections” as your subject line.

Congratulations Carole! The entire team at the Center applaud you on this new platform where you will report on health policy.

Written by

cmyers9@utk.edu

<p>Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN, is an associate professor in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Nursing with a joint appointment in the university’s Department of Public Health. She coordinates interdisciplinary graduate health policy courses and a graduate certificate in health policy. Dr.Myers’ research centers on policymaking and health services with an emphasis on access to care, TennCare, public health programs and advanced practice registered nurses. She was a 2012 American Advocacy Institute Fellow and is a strong advocate for access to high-quality, cost-effective care. Dr. Myers has received the TN-PAC Advocacy Award, the Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Tennessee Nurses Association Louise Browning Political Nurse Award. She frequently writes and speaks to professional and community groups about the Affordable Care Act and other aspects of national health care reform. Dr. Myers served as co-chair of the Tennessee Scope of Practice legislative task force and has recently been leading discussions on the transformation of health care and the role of APRNs and grassroots advocacy. She brings her health policy expertise to the airwaves twice a month on NPR’s Morning News at 91.9 FM WUOT in Knoxville.</p>

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