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Welcome to the AcademyHealth blog, together with our members, we promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives. Here we offer important perspectives from people passionate about expanding access to care, reducing costs and improving quality, as well as updates on AcademyHealth activities relevant to the community.

Blog Post       Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

On June 1, 2022, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) released their "Blueprint for Change," in a supplement to AAP’s journal Pediatrics, outlining a strategic plan for improving the lives of CYSHCN. Four critical areas drive the “Blueprint for Change”: health equity, family and child well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services.
Posted Jun 27, 2022 By Jeff Schiff, M.D., M.B.A.
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Health Services Research: Guidance for Research Partners

AcademyHealth member Dr. Kellan E. Baker, who serves as the Executive Director of the Whitman-Walker Institute, highlights efforts to advance LGBTQ+ health research. During Pride Month and beyond, the Institute seeks partners across the field of HSR to advance the scope and sophistication of research into LGBTQ+ health.
Posted Jun 22, 2022 By Kellan Baker, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
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The Next Frontier in Research Data Sharing: NIH Policy Changes Are Coming

Stakeholders in NIH funded research should be informed about upcoming policy changes in data sharing and management strategies. Greg Downing spoke with leaders from NIH and research institutions who spearhead the policy implementation and in this blog post highlights implications for the academic research community and beyond.
Posted Jun 21, 2022 By Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.
Blog Post       Efforts to Improve EHR Data for Maternal Health Research Featured in Healthcare IT News

Efforts to Improve EHR Data for Maternal Health Research Featured in Healthcare IT News

Standardization of maternal health data in electronic health records (EHR) will help researchers examine factors that impact health outcomes from pre-pregnancy to postpartum care and beyond. A new article in Healthcare IT News outlines a collaborative approach that led to the development of an implementation guide to support mapping maternal health data across clinical areas and use cases.
Posted Jun 15, 2022 By Lauren Adams, M.A.