(Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive
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.
The Coalition to Expand Contraceptive Access led a collaborative process to create a Priority Roadmap for Policy-Ready Contraceptive Research that positions health services researchers to carry out impactful projects that advance sexual and reproductive health equity.
The Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute kicks off the new year by sharing 2021 highlights, as well as projects our team, in collaboration with our Network members, are working on in 2022.
Bridging the gap between research, practice, and policy.
Health services researchers and others with expertise in open science issues suggest several next steps for the field including developing a common open science terminology, creating an open science interest group, designing open science trainings, and leveraging federal law to increase access to data.
Members of the AcademyHealth Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Interest Group honor Thomas Edes, M.D. with the Roger C. Lipitz Leadership Award, noting his contributions to the field and work addressing aging and disability care needs within the Veterans Administration.
Food insecurity and higher than average health expenditures are related, but how and to what degree matters when considering policy interventions. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR that finds the relationship is both bidirectional and unequal.
The September 2021 Blueprint spotlights the latest report from the Paradigm Project which summarizes an expert meeting exploring academic incentives and rewards, the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in that system, and options for better aligning incentives with health outcomes.
This brief summarizes key points from a May 2021 meeting convened by AcademyHealth as part of the Paradigm Project to explore redesigning academic incentives to prioritize the social impact of health services research. The meeting underscored the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion -- among other factors -- in incentivizing research that has impact.