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Welcome to the AcademyHealth blog, together with our members, we promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives. Here we offer important perspectives from people passionate about expanding access to care, reducing costs and improving quality, as well as updates on AcademyHealth activities relevant to the community.

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President's Budget Deals Devastating Blow to Science...But Only If We Let It

The president's budget request is typically described by journalists and political pundits as "dead on arrival" regardless of who is in charge of what branch of government. Congress takes their constitutional "power of the purse" very seriously, and while lawmakers do take the president's request into consideration, they take pride in making their own funding decisions...
Posted Jun 5, 2017 By Emily Holubowich, M.P.P.
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Health Services Research Continues to Take Hits in President's Budget

Today the president's budget was released, providing some much-needed detail to the "skinny budget" that was released in March. Today's release confirms the Administration's earlier proposal to move the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under the National Institutes of Health umbrella.
Posted May 23, 2017
Topics Advocacy
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Moving Health Care Data Collection into the Electronic Realm

For more than 30 years, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has collected, analyzed and disseminated data on health care utilization in the United States, including the National Health Care Surveys, a family of surveys of health care providers in inpatient, ambulatory, and long-term care settings. NCHS is now bringing this family of surveys into the electronic realm.
Posted May 17, 2017
Topics Advocacy