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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.

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Improving Health Equity in Medicaid: Data Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities

At the December meeting Harnessing Medicaid to Improve Health Equity: A Research and Policy Agenda, researchers, policy administrators, and other key stakeholders discussed the various data challenges that hamper progress toward health equity, and shared resources and approaches to improve data definitions, collection, and utilization.
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Advancing Health Equity through Medicaid: Opportunities for States’ Managed Care Plans

Our third post in the Health Equity Blog series summarizes a discussion by researchers and policy administrators outlining opportunities for states to further health equity through managed care organizations. Representatives from Michigan also shared their efforts to embed health equity throughout their state’s Medicaid program.
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A Preview of State and Federal Policy Priorities: Advancing Health Equity, Responding to the Pandemic, and the Investing in the Field

AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference pre-conference webinar highlighted federal and state policy priorities for 2022. The virtual event featured a keynote from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
Posted Mar 3, 2022 By Christina Tudor
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Strategies to Improve Inclusivity and Diversity of Patients in Research Governance

A PCORI-funded learning network recently outlined key challenges and promising practices for improving the diversity and inclusion of patient representatives in research governance.