This work, winner of the 2011 HSR Impact Award, helped explain the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid at a time when states were making choices about whether and how to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Evidence helped state policymakers understand a complex set of choices in a highly partisan environment.
AcademyHealth has a long history of working with state policymakers and health services researchers to support evidence-based decision making at the state level.
AcademyHealth manages this vibrant learning community and facilitates peer-to-peer learning and dialogue among senior clinical leaders of state Medicaid programs.
This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant program, managed by AcademyHealth, funds rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems.