QEP Forum welcomes Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan

By UTHealth Houston
July 27, 2023

Discover how health care policy impacts the world’s largest biomedical library and the center of biomedical informatics and computational biology in the next UTHealth Houston Health Policy Forum, part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

Save the date for noon Thursday, Sept. 7, to hear Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine, discuss the importance of health care policy on the library and the services it provides.

Submit questions for Brennan in advance at go.uth.edu/hpforumqs. Questions are due by Friday, Aug. 18.

A group of student panelists, representing each of the six schools, will field community questions to Brennan as part of the discussion.

The Health Policy Forum Series is part of UTHealth Houston’s efforts to continuously enhance the academic programs and student learning environment at the university. Known as Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals, or HP2, the QEP promotes student engagement, critical thinking, and career preparedness, and reflects UTHealth Houston’s commitment to institutional quality and effectiveness.

The three pillars of HP2 are aimed at specific educational and learning outcomes:

  • Evaluating key factors in how policy is made and changed in the U.S. health care system
  • Explaining the role that government and nongovernment agencies play in science and scientific innovation
  • Analyzing the influence of health policy on health care access, delivery, and financing in the U.S.

Over a five-year period, the university will study and assess HP2 to measure the program’s impact in these three areas, and to make any adjustments needed.

Quality enhancement in student learning at UTHealth Houston is more than just part of the culture of continuous improvement, but is also a part of the institution’s ongoing accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

For more information about the university’s QEP, including opportunities for student and faculty involvement, please contact Angela Gomez, EdD, at Angela.P.Gomez@uth.tmc.edu, or Sandra McKay, MD, at Sandra.McKay@uth.tmc.edu.