Sarah Millender is a former Research Assistant at AcademyHealth, where she supported a number of initiatives to move knowledge into action in health care. The projects she supported include several Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Leadership Programs, the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center, and the AcademyHealth, ABIM Foundation and Donaghue Foundation Research Community on Low-Value Care. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Sarah interned on Capitol Hill in the office of Representative Abby Finkenauer and at Healthwatch Hackney, a U.K. nonprofit where she supported patient engagement and outreach projects. She earned a B.A. in 2020 from Grinnell College, where she majored in History and Political Science with a concentration in Policy Studies. Sarah Millender worked that AcademyHealth until August 2022.
AcademyHealth and the Donaghue Foundation partner to increase care that is equitable, of high-value, and improves health for all.
In a new Health Affairs Forefront post, AcademyHealth staff explore trends in recent and ongoing trust research, reflect on the current state, and identify gaps in the research.
Following a joint convening with the American Public Health Association and key public health leaders, AcademyHealth outlines priority areas for public health services and systems research across the following domains: preparedness and resilience; structure; performance; workforce; data and technology; and financing and economics.
Members of an AcademyHealth Thematic Working Group on low-value care among African American and Latinx Populations call for a re-examination of the term "low-value care," arguing that our existing framework for increasing care value does not consider the experiences of African American and Latinx populations.