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Children's Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place and Policy Behind Health Care
In a time of uncertainty for children’s health care accessibility and coverage, WVU’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics partnered with the WVU Health Sciences Center and WVU Libraries to host a Children’s Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place and Policy Behind Health Care. Held on Sept. 7, 2017, at the Erickson Alumni Center, speakers and panelists discussed progress and challenges related to children’s access to quality, affordable health care and considered the future of health policy and delivery of care. Keynote speakers included West Virginia native Sylvia Burwell, president of American University and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, a leader in state and federal health care policy for 40 years. In addition, the summit used Sen. Rockefeller’s archives to reflect on lessons learned from the Children’s Health Insurance Program on the 20th anniversary year of the bipartisan, federal and state collaboration that provides health coverage to children in working families. The summit received financial support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Ware Family Foundation.Learn more about the summit.
John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics hosts open house event
The John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics hosted its first open house in WVU’s Wise Library on Sept. 16, 2016, bringing together students, faculty and staff from the School’s degree programs as well as a special look at the WVU Libraries’ Rockefeller Archives. Attendees visited with representatives from the School’s core programs and learned about the degree programs, departmental activities and upcoming events. Student teach-ins on scholarship in public service, including Model UN, Debate Team, education abroad programs, Leadership Studies Milan Puskar Scholars and community development projects, provided information about opportunities available outside the classroom.Learn more about the open house.
Energy conference focuses on the future of coal communities
The fifth annual national energy conference at WVU focused on the impacts of the global energy transition on coal communities in the state and Central Appalachia. The conference took place on April 8, 2016 at the WVU College of Law. It featured experts from industry, public policy organizations, environmental groups and academic institutions. Former Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV delivered the keynote address. The conference was sponsored by the College of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and WVU’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics.Learn more about the conference.