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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       Moving Towards Equitable Innovation: Lessons Learned from AcademyHealth’s 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference

Moving Towards Equitable Innovation: Lessons Learned from AcademyHealth’s 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference

At AcademyHealth’s 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, panelists discussed how they are leveraging new data techniques, as well as community and patient perspectives into design, interoperability, and data sharing decisions to improve overall health outcomes.
Posted Apr 29, 2022 By Rachel Campbell-Baier
Blog Post       Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19

In its latest policy brief entitled “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19,” the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, examines how the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 will result in an increase in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), especially in our most vulnerable populations, and highlights potential public health responses needed to effectively address ACEs in our communities.
Blog Post       Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Diverse Perspectives as Key for Sustained Innovation

Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Diverse Perspectives as Key for Sustained Innovation

Ahead of Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, AcademyHealth CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson and meeting co-chair Karen DeSalvo consider three dimensions for sustainable innovation for the health sector as we learn from and enter a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted Mar 31, 2022 By Christina Tudor
Blog Post       Exploring Ways to Use Data to Improve Health and Well-Being

Exploring Ways to Use Data to Improve Health and Well-Being

Health Datapalooza theme lead Kistein Monkhouse explores key topics that will be explored at next week’s meeting on health and well-being, including health data gaps exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and approaches by experts in the field to overcome and assess challenges faced by underserved communities, and vaccine hesitancy.
Posted Mar 30, 2022 By Kistein Monkhouse, M.P.A.
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Through Their Eyes: Examining Youth Homelessness with Photovoice

The support of the Aetna Foundation for the “Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of Homeless Youth” project gave the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, the unique opportunity to collaborate with young people experiencing housing insecurity during COVID to examine the web of factors contributing to homelessness in New Britain, Connecticut, through photovoice, a community based participatory research approach that uses photography and storytelling.