The Paradigm Project is a concerted, collaborative effort to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of health services research (HSR).
Convened by AcademyHealth and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project is ideating and testing new ways to ensure HSR realizes its full potential to improve health and the delivery of health care. The Paradigm Project is designed to push HSR out of its comfort zone—to ask what works now, what doesn’t and what might work in the future.
This Horizon Scan provides an overview of existing DEI programs and practices to ultimately stimulate conversations and action that can advance DEI within health services and policy research.Download Publication
This brief is based on a meeting of researchers and research users that took place virtually on February 24-25, 2021. AcademyHealth convened the meeting as part of its Paradigm Project, a collaborative effort to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of health services research.Download Publication
This month’s edition of the Blueprint highlights the newest Paradigm Project-commissioned Horizon Scan, “Innovative Funding Models During COVID-19,” which looks at the novel approaches to funding leveraged during the pandemic.Download Publication
The COVID-19 pandemic forced researchers and funding organizations to think outside of the box when soliciting, applying for, and funding health services research. A new ParadigmProject paper looks at the novel approaches leveraged during the pandemic, which could provide a roadmap for shifting the HSR paradigm to more rapidly fund timely research.Download Publication
This update from the Paradigm Project highlights a recently published issue brief, “Unbounding a Discipline to Bind Innovative Change: A New Paradigm for Health Services Research” by Sivan Spitzer-Shohat and Marshall Chin, and describes the latest activity of the Design Team focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the HSR workforce.Download Publication
This horizon scan looks at the internal and external forces that could spark innovation within the field of HSR.Download Publication
The March Blueprint includes two new resources from the Paradigm Project, including an assessment by Dr. Jonathan Grant on strategies to increase the societal impact of health research, and a new installment of the Voices of a New Paradigm, featuring Kevin Frick and Lorraine Dean.Download Publication
Research into the way health systems function and affect communities should make a meaningful impact on the lives of the people and places studied. A new paper, commissioned by AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project, offers new strategies to increase the societal impact that health researchers can have on the communities they study.Download Publication
This month’s edition of the Paradigm Project newsletter focuses on improving the relevance of HSR methodology, timeliness, and impact.Download Publication
The Paradigm Project’s newsletter, the Blueprint, kicks off 2021 with a spotlight on four Black women working to improve artificial intelligence, recommendations for research organizations on assessing the societal impact of their work, examples of stakeholder engagement in research, and other news relevant to improving health services research.Download Publication
This newsletter includes a reflection by AcademyHealth Vice President Michael Gluck on how the Paradigm Project fits into recent societal changes, and articles about artificial intelligence, preprints, and health communication development.Download Publication
This edition of the Blueprint, the Paradigm Project’s newsletter, includes articles on the facilitators of and barriers to open science, compilations on battling misinformation and influencing public policy that reassert the importance of effective communication, and an example of patient-led research.Download Publication
The October 2020 issue of the Blueprint, the Paradigm Project’s monthly newsletter, highlights resources on democratizing data, peer review and preprints, and the advantages and disadvantages of science communication via social media during the COVID-19 “infodemic.”Download Publication
September’s issue of the Paradigm Project newsletter, The Blueprint, examines equity, community engagement in research, and innovations in data and methods.Download Publication
This publication includes the posters of each of the 17 Design Teams in the Paradigm Project as presented at the 2020 Annual Research Meeting.Download Publication
The Paradigm Project is powered by 100+ volunteers with diverse backgrounds who comprise a Learning Community that explores issues and rethinks processes, before identifying concrete ideas to test.View Members
Paradigm Project Design Teams are addressing six thematic challenges facing the field of health services research today.Download Publication
Designing a new paradigm for health services research brought more than 120 people to Washington, D.C., in July 2019 for the first meeting of the Paradigm Project.HSR Resources & Methods Translation, Dissemination & Implementation HSR Workforce Development
The Paradigm Project’s Steering Council guides the overall effort to design and test innovations that will drive a vibrant future for HSR.View Members
Learn more and check out out these highlights from the launch meeting held July 23-24, 2019.
The advancement of the health services research enterprise depends heavily on how research funding is allocated. As the field seeks to bolster its relevance for policy and practice, it is instructive to examine the benefits and challenges of peer review and its alternatives as tools in deciding what research to fund.HSR Resources & Methods Research Ethics & Governance
The January 2020 issue of the Blueprint highlights one Learning Community member’s perspective on the potential impact of technological and societal trends for the field of health services research—a focus of one of the project’s 17 Design Teams.HSR Resources & Methods Translation, Dissemination & Implementation HSR Workforce Development
The November issue of the Blueprint features a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one Design Team’s challenge, a spotlight on a Learning Community member, and the project’s first published white paper about alternatives to peer review in the research funding process.HSR Resources & Methods Research Ethics & Governance HSR Workforce Development
This newsletter provides an update on the Learning Community’s work since the first convening of the Paradigm Project in July 2019. This is the inaugural issue.HSR Resources & Methods Translation, Dissemination & Implementation HSR Workforce Development
The Paradigm Project seeks a vibrant Reactor Panel to provide ad hoc input on a variety of issues. The Panel will not hold in-person meetings; it will seek occasional, important online feedback. Sign up here to join us.