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HSR Workforce Development

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.

Publication

Human-centered Design Process Reveals 17 Innovative Ideas to Transform Health Services Research

How is the Paradigm Project using design thinking to help the field of health services research expand and assure its relevance? At the 2020 Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth staff presented posters detailing progress to date by each of the ‘Design Teams’ tackling projects from increasing the timeliness of research to better meet the needs of end users to leveraging the availability of big data. These posters give a moment in time glance at what we’ve learned, and where we’re going next.
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Blog Post

HSR Must Reject Racism, Turn Evidence into Action for All

In a statement following nationwide protests, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson calls on the field to address diversity and inclusion in the workforce, bias in data and methods, and support wider and better dissemination of evidence to uncover and address systemic issues that increase disparities and negatively impact health.
Blog Post       Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders of the AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Interest Group highlight opportunities for PHSR to respond to COVID-19 in the following areas: public health workforce, health equity, financing, structure, and informatics.