WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 20, 2019) – Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) today announced that Leana Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, will join the school as a visiting professor of health policy and management. Wen, who starts Sept. 1, has also been named a distinguished fellow in the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute).
Wen most recently served as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she worked to expand comprehensive health care for vulnerable women and families. She previously was Health Commissioner for Baltimore City, where she led innovative work to reduce health disparities, improve maternal and child health and combat the opioid epidemic.
Does Expanded State Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Increase Primary Care Utilization in Community Health Centers?
Jeongyoung Park, et al., found that granting independent practice and prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners (NP) resulted in statistically significant increases in NP visits and decreases in both physician assistant (PA) and primary care provider visits, for community health centers with a high proportion of NPs and PAs along with the increased provision of support staff. PA scope of practice liberalization had no statistically significant effect on PA visits. Read article