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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       Social Epidemiology's Role in Shifting the Paradigm

Social Epidemiology's Role in Shifting the Paradigm

Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, others may just be new to us – leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective and have greater impact.
Posted Feb 19, 2021 By Kevin Frick, Ph.D., Lorraine Dean, ScD
Blog Post       Enhancing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Data Infrastructure to Address the Opioid Crisis

Enhancing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Data Infrastructure to Address the Opioid Crisis

The severity and the complexity of the opioid crisis require research that is both patient-centered and supported by robust data infrastructure. Several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) projects are working across agencies to build the nation’s capacity for exactly this kind of research.
Posted Feb 17, 2021 By Prashila Dullabh, M.D.
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AcademyHealth today announced the formation of an Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Health Services Research

The Advisory Group is providing strategic insights on how to develop continuity across AcademyHealth’s diversity, equity and inclusion activities. Members represent a variety of lived experiences, racial/ethnic identities, gender identities, geographies, organizational settings, areas of professional expertise, and career stages.
Posted Jan 14, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren