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Communicating for Impact

Your work matters. Do the right people know? This new online course is designed to help researchers sharpen their communication skills and grab the attention of health system leadership, media, policymakers, funders, and other end users.
Date & Time September 7-28, 2022 Location Virtual/Online
Upcoming Event       2022 Health Policy Orientation – Fall

2022 Health Policy Orientation – Fall

An intensive introduction to politics and policymaking to improve health.
Date & Time October 24-26, 2022 Location AcademyHealth Office | Washington, D.C.
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Medicaid expansion increased total physician visits but failed to bring in new physicians in early expansion states

The Affordable Care Act enacted Medicaid expansion with hopes that more states would provide health insurance to low-income Americans. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR which shows that early Medicaid expansion in six states led to an increase in the total number of physician visits but did not lead to an increase in total physician participation.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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Medicare Advantage improves patient-centered care efficiency for older beneficiaries

New research indicates Medicare Advantage enrollment provides favorable outcomes over traditional Medicare for those with mental health issues and those at end-of-life, indicating a high efficiency of care aligning with beneficiaries’ preferences. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth's official journal, HSR, which addresses the role of Medicare Advantage in mental health care and end-of-life outcomes for older adults.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.