One way AcademyHealth works to improve both the supply and quality of health services research is by assessing the skills and composition of the HSR workforce, and building programs that respond to emerging needs. This section includes evidence on the makeup of the HSR workforce as well as programs to improve and support its diversity and relevance.
At the 2021 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), AcademyHealth Board Chair Bruce Landon delivered the Chair’s Address at the “Rock Stars of HSR” session. He highlights three areas of focus for the future including scientific innovation in research, broader and more impactful dissemination, and advances in diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of health services research (HSR).
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health services research (HSR) requires an equity-minded approach where there is genuine commitment and infrastructural support from people in positions of power. It also takes investment in long-term and targeted approaches, and constant assessment of the impact of these efforts.
AcademyHealth provides benefits to our members beyond our upcoming Annual Research Meeting. Our Membership Director Angélica Rodríguez and Board Member Fadia Shaya highlight ways we assess and meet the needs of the field and provide members with learning opportunities to advance their careers.
June’s edition of The Blueprint includes three new Paradigm Project publications: two blog posts that draw inspiration from other fields in reimagining HSR, and an issue brief that summarizes a February convening on greater use of real-world data in HSR and related issues.
As we prepare for our Annual Research Meeting next week, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson kicks off a blog series highlighting how AcademyHealth is #MoreThanAMeeting by describing the way we work year-round to improve health and health care for all.
The May 2021 Blueprint includes the Paradigm Project’s latest commissioned Horizon Scan on innovative approaches to funding, tips to enhance science communication, reflections on “preprint culture,” a new “What-If” visualization to help users think about equity in algorithms, and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many conferences, webinars, and events to shift online. This tip sheet offers guidance avoid and address technical difficulties that may arise during virtual presentations.
Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2021 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to COVID-19, the impact of Medicaid on access to care, using technology to improve patient experience, and more.
This month’s edition of The Blueprint takes a closer look at innovative alternatives to peer review in funding decisions such as grant lotteries, includes an interactive tool to assess whether research and policy advances health equity, and describes a new study on why your tweet about your scholarly article probably won’t get many clicks.