News & Bulletins

The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.

Bulletin: Hilltop Researcher Wins Award for Best Student Poster at AcademyHealth ARM

Hilltop is proud to announce that Senior Policy Analyst Oludolapo Fakeye, PhD, MA won the award for best student poster at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held in Washington, DC, from June 1 to 4, 2019. View his winning poster, Disparities in Quality Performance among Patient-Centered Medical Homes by Proportion of Low-Income Patients Served. Four other Hilltop staff gave presentations as well.

Read the Bulletin.


Hilltop Population Health Management Article High-Impact/Top-Cited

The Population Health Management article on the Benefits Data Trust (BDT) research that Hilltop collaborated on and that found Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels to be associated with reduced subsequent hospital and emergency department utilization in low-income, dual eligible older adults has just been recognized as a high-impact/top-cited article. Hilltop Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley is a co-author and led Hilltop’s research team. Read the Article.


Hilltop Researcher Publishes Article on Costs of Tobacco-Related Illness in The Conversation

Hilltop researcher Charles Betley has just published an article on the costs of tobacco-related illness to the Mississippi Medicaid program in the online daily newsletter, The Conversation. Betley and fellow researchers conducted a study for the Center for Mississippi Health Policy in which they employed a different, more specific method than using national estimates to reach their findings. These findings were published in a Hilltop report and also in a Center for Mississippi Health Policy issue brief.

Read the article here.