April 10th 2018
Ana Progovac, PhD, and Rajan Sonik, JD, MPH, PhD presented posters at the annual CHA Academic Poster Poster Session. Ana's research examined the rates of suicide in the disabled and gender minority Medicare populations. She found that gender minority Medicare beneficiaries had significantly higher rates of suicide than a random sample of Medicare beneficiaries. Rajan's work examined the effect of changes in SNAP benefit status on healthcare utilization, finding that Medicare expenditure fell after SNAP increases and rose after SNAP decreases, highlighting the link between food security and health. Good work team!
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