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In a Health Affairs blog post published today, AcademyHealth President and CEO, Lisa Simpson identifies health care spending, delivery system transformation, and persistent public health challenges as three hot topics in health policy research for 2019.

With the 2020 election top of mind, Dr. Simpson states while this year’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) will continue to showcase critical work aimed to improve health and the performance of health systems, the urgency of our endeavors feels particularly pressing and opportunistic now.

“In these hyper-partisan times, I look forward to NHPC every year as a chance to hold rational and informed discussions, and reasoned and balanced debate. As usual, we have plenty of fodder for such discussions and our work cut out for us when it comes to the evidence needs of the policy community.”

Read the full Health Affairs blog post here.

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Zenneia McLendon

Digital Strategy Manager - AcademyHealth

Zenneia McLendon is the Digital Strategy Manager at AcademyHealth operating within the communications departme... Read Bio

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