Health Policy Fellows
The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association is fortunate to have many graduates of the Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellowship Program. Since 1994, this collaborative national osteopathic program has prepared osteopathic physician leaders from private practice, health organizations, osteopathic medical education and associations to prepare, analyze and react to health policy. The graduates help meet the need for qualified osteopathic professionals to carry out health policy roles at the local, state and national levels on both public and professional forums.
Our thirteen health policy fellows are well versed on a wide range of health policy areas ranging from prescription drug pricing to childhood obesity to the emergency medicine, rural medicine, post-graduate medical education, and the business of medicine. All thirteen are members of The Institute for National Health Policy and Research. Arizona’s Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellows are listed below.
Arizona Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellows
James W. Cole, D.O., FAODME
James J. Dearing, D.O., FACOFP
Charles Finch, D.O., FACOEP
Deborah M. Heath, D.O.
Jonathon Kirsch, D.O.
Christopher Labban, D.O.
Kit C. McCalla, D.O.
Thomas McWilliams, D.O., FACOFP
Jeffrey W. Morgan, D.O., FACOI
Karen J. Nichols, D.O., FACOI
Scott A. Steingard, D.O.
Kelli M. Ward, D.O., MPH, FACOFP
Amanda L. Weaver, MBA
Jan D. Zieren, D.O., MPH, FACOFP
Health Policy Resources
The Commonwealth Fund
is a private, charitable U.S. foundation (think tank) whose stated purpose is “to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved efficiency especially for society’s most vulnerable.”
Kaiser Family Foundation
’s website provides in-depth information on health policy issues including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, global HIV/AIDS, etc.