Rachel Campbell-Baier is a Research Assistant at AcademyHealth, where she supports the Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI). In her role, Rachel provides administrative, programmatic, and research support for projects such as the MODRN Corrections to Community Study and the CDC STI project. Prior to working at AcademyHealth, Rachel interned at the Medical Legal Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to providing low-income patients with free legal aid to assist with their health-harming legal needs. In her role, Rachel interviewed referred patients and provided programmatic and research support to various cases. Rachel graduated from Furman University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Medicine, Health, and Culture.

Authored by Rachel Campbell-Baier

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New Research Proposes Metrics, Measures, and Models Promoting Health Equity

The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is supporting four teams develop implementable, data-driven research to decrease inequity in the health care system. These projects were identified in partnership with AcademyHealth and a work group comprised of PTEC members and partners.
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The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19

While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
Posted By Rachel Campbell-Baier , Caitlin Otter
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New Cross-State Analysis Examines Health Services Disparities Among Medicaid Enrollees and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

With the recent expiration of the federal eviction moratorium and the heightened focus on social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new cross-state analysis of permanent supportive housing programs is timelier than ever.
Posted By Caitlin Otter, Rachel Campbell-Baier
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The Role of Employers (and Employees) in the Health Spending Conversation

As partners in the Going Below The Surface Forum, AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) consider the drivers of health spending in the U.S. through salons focused on challenging questions. Today’s post takes a closer look at strategies to reduce costs via employer-sponsored health benefits.