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'Fostering Lions' program connects foster youth with opportunity at Penn State

Aug 26, 2019

Carine Kelley always knew she wanted to attend college to pursue her dream of working for the FBI, but as a former ward of the state of Florida, she faced challenges not shared by many other college-bound students. “I became a ward of the state when I was 14, after my dad passed away,” Kelley said…

Hospitals may divert ambulances to avoid treating certain patients

Jun 17, 2019

Some hospitals may strategically divert ambulances to avoid treating low‐paying patients who are uninsured or who have Medicaid, according to a recent analysis. Charleen Hsuan, assistant professor of health policy and administration at Penn State, led a study that examined whether hospitals are…

Studying implications of policy and law for treatment of substance use disorders

Jun 3, 2019

People who suffer from substance use disorder need effective treatments, however, 90 percent of those who need treatment do not receive it. One Penn State professor and his team are looking into the legal and financial barriers to treatment and how the law can be used to break down or build…