Sarah Millender is a Research Assistant at AcademyHealth, where she supports a number of initiatives to move knowledge into action in health care. The projects she supports 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.

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Commentary Explores Opportunities to Advance High-Value Care in A Post-Pandemic World

Reflecting upon the 2019 Summit, “Imagining a World Without Low-Value Care: What Will it Take?” sponsored by AcademyHealth, the Donaghue Foundation, and the ABIM Foundation, in collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health and the Veterans Administration, a commentary published in the American Journal of Managed Care explores the main barriers preventing progress against low-value care and highlights promising solutions.
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Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID

In a recent webinar for the Research Community on Low-Value Care, experts shared what their organizations have learned about building organizational resilience, recovery, and capacity during COVID-19. Speakers emphasized the need to re-design our health systems around high-value care, equity, and more stable payment structures.
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Three Key Considerations for Building Successful Health System Leader and Researcher Partnerships

In a recent convening hosted by AcademyHealth, the ABIM Foundation, and the Donaghue Foundation, stakeholders explored what it takes to build successful partnerships between health systems leaders and researchers and how to deploy these partnerships to deliver high-value, equitable care.
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