Michael Hole, founder and executive director of The Impact Factory at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently named a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
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Dr. Michael Hole joins Dave Froehlich to talk about his new initiative to hep improve the health and prosperity of vulnerable populations.
Dell Medical School assistant professor develops The Impact Factory, aims to alleviate long-standing social issues
The Impact Factory is an organization that promotes civic innovation, entrepreneurship, service and learning at UT and was founded by Michael Hole, a Dell Medical School and Lyndon B. Johnson School faculty member. The initiative aims to alleviate prominent social justice issues using cross-sector collaboration among different departments at UT as well as businesses from across the country.
The University of Texas at Austin has a unique program geared toward tackling some of the community's biggest problems. "The Impact Factory" has helped students launch a number of new ventures that have had a profound impact during the pandemic.
A new "engine" that aims to improve health and prosperity for 1 million vulnerable people in Texas and beyond by 2030 has been co-established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The Impact Factory, a first-of-its-kind, cross-sector collaboration, will foster civic innovation, entrepreneurship and service learning beyond the classroom.
Moving forward, policies aimed at reducing health disparities must prioritize cross-sector collaborations, improve insurance reimbursements for social services impacting health, work to achieve digital inclusion, and enable data sharing and evaluation to improve equity.
Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.
While this past academic year saw some remarkable changes in the academic process, the continued excellence of LBJ School faculty remained constant. Here is a collection of the recognition that LBJ faculty garnered in 2019–20.
Unintended consequences of the coronavirus precautions are hitting the Austin area: child hunger and malnutrition, writes Dr. Michael Hole. We need to come together as a community to protect infants, children and families with low income from the pandemic's possible, indirect effects on nutrition.
LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole delivered remarks, introduced Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement
Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, delivered the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and introduced Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the celebration, which also marks the program's fifth anniversary.
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