The following documents contain letters and comments sent to policymakers on behalf of the organization:

February 16, 2021

AcademyHealth Responds to AHRQ’s Request for Comment on Strategies to Improve Patient Safety

January 15, 2021

AcademyHealth Responds to NIMH’s Request for Comment on Current Research on the Prevention of Black Youth Suicide

November 13, 2020

AcademyHealth Responds to PCORI’s Request for Comment on the Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data 

November 5, 2020

AcademyHealth Comments to NLM on Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community for Research and Practice 

May 5, 2020
AcademyHeath Asks Congress to Support Evaluations and Research Related to the Health Care System’s Response to the COVID-19 Virus

February 12, 2020
AcademyHealth Statement on the President's 2021 Budget Request

January 10, 2020
AcademyHealth Comments on the NIH Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy and Supplemental Guidance 

December 16, 2019
AcademyHealth Responds Representatives' to Call for Input on "Cures 2.0"
On December 16, AcademyHealth submitted a ideas to Representatives DeGette and Upton as they begin formulating follow-on legislation for the 21st Century Cures Act

November 1, 2019
AcademyHealth Comments on the Recently Released Discussion Draft of the “Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Reauthorization Act of 2019"

July 8, 2019
AcademyHealth Submits Comments on Federal Data Strategy Action Plan

May 16, 2019
AcademyHealth Urges Congress to  Reauthorize PCORI
On May 16, 2019, Dr. Simpson met with staff of the House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Senate Finance Committee to urge Congress to reauthorize the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and its trust fund, and share with each these principles we recommend for ensuring PCORI can continue to achieve its intended mission.

April 10, 2019
AcademyHealth Submits Written Testimony Supporting an Increased AHRQ Appropriation to the Labor/HHS Subcommittees

January 17, 2019
AcademyHealth Responds to Health People 2030 Proposed Objectives
On Thursday, January 17, AcademyHealth submitted comments on the latest iteration of Healthy People proposed Core, Developmental and Research objectives. Our response was prepared with assistance from senior scholar Ed Hunter, to whom we are most grateful.

December 10, 2018
AcademyHealth Responds to NIH Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy

September 21, 2018
AcademyHealth Feedback on Proposed Methodology Standards for Standards for Qualitative Methods (QM) and Mixed Methods (MM) Research

September 21, 2018
AcademyHealth Feedback for Standards for the Individual Participant-Level Data Meta-Analysis (IPD-MA)

April 2, 2018
AcademyHealth Comments on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Data Science

January 21, 2018
AcademyHealth Response to the Request for Information on the FY 2019–2023 Strategic Plan for the Office of the Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health

December 29, 2017
AcademyHealth Comments on 2017 Additions to PCORI Methodology Standards

November 20, 2017
AcademyHealth Responds to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Request for Information: New Directions for the Innovation Center

November 1, 2017
AcademyHealth Responds to National Library of Medicine Request for Information (RFI): Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine

October 26, 2017
AcademyHealth Responds to Health and Human Services Draft FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

May 3, 2017
AcademyHealth Reacts to Elimination of LGBT-Related Questions from the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and the Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living

March 1, 2017
AcademyHealth Sends Letter to SAMHSA Re: Final Rule on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

February 28, 2017
AcademyHealth Responds to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Request for Information on Learning Healthcare Systems

January 23, 2017
AcademyHealth Submits Comments on the Request for Information on the Strategic Plan for the National Library of Medicine

July 11, 2016
AcademyHealth Responds to the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Spending Bill

April 11, 2016
AcademyHealth Responds to the Proposed Revisions of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Standards

April 5, 2016
AcademyHealth Submits Comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records 

January 6, 2016
AcademyHealth Provides Input on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the "Common Rule"

July 31, 2015
AcademyHealth Responds to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Request for Information Soliciting Input into the NIH Science Vision for Health Disparities Research 

June 23, 2015
AcademyHealth Sends Letter to Senate Appropriators Requesting the Preservation of AHRQ Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

May 13, 2015
AcademyHealth Submits Response to the National Institutes of Health Request for Information (RFI), "Optimizing Funding Policies and Other Strategies to Improve the Impact and Sustainability of Biomedical Research"

April 3, 2015
AcademyHealth Responds to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC's) Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, Draft Version 1.0

March 13, 2015
AcademyHealth Provides Input to the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Regarding the Strategic Vision for the NLM

February 20, 2015
AcademyHealth Submits Comments on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on its "Innovations for Healthier Americans: Identifying Opportunities for Meaningful Reform to Our Nation's Medical Product Discovery and Development"

February 9, 2015
AcademyHealth Provides Comments to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on its 21st Century Cures Initiative Discussion Document

January 28, 2015
AcademyHealth Responds to the Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy on the Draft National Institutes of Health Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research

January 22, 2015
AcademyHealth Submits Comments to the Office for Human Research Protections on its "Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care"

October 20, 2014
AcademyHealth Provides Comments on Discussion Draft of "YES to Cures Act of 2014" Regarding Proposed Redirection of Evaluation Tap Funds

September 23, 2014
AcademyHealth Submits Feedback to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Economic Council on their update of the Strategy for American Innovation

August 12, 2014
AcademyHealth Responds to Request for Information from Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Ron Wyden and Senator Charles Grassley for Input on Matters Concerning Availability and Utility of Health Care Data

June 5, 2014
AcademyHealth Submits Feedback to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on its 21st Century Cures Initiative