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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       Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID

Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID

In a recent webinar for the Research Community on Low-Value Care, experts shared what their organizations have learned about building organizational resilience, recovery, and capacity during COVID-19. Speakers emphasized the need to re-design our health systems around high-value care, equity, and more stable payment structures.
Posted Mar 4, 2021 By Sarah Millender
Blog Post       Three Key Considerations for Building Successful Health System Leader and Researcher Partnerships

Three Key Considerations for Building Successful Health System Leader and Researcher Partnerships

In a recent convening hosted by AcademyHealth, the ABIM Foundation, and the Donaghue Foundation, stakeholders explored what it takes to build successful partnerships between health systems leaders and researchers and how to deploy these partnerships to deliver high-value, equitable care.
Posted Mar 2, 2021 By Sarah Millender
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.