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Translation, Dissemination & Implementation

Evidence around translation, dissemination and implementation helps the field of health services research move its findings more effectively into policy and practice. This section offers evidence and programs that help research producers better understand the needs of research users, helps place research in context, and test new and innovative approaches to moving knowledge into action.

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The present and future of rural America’s hospitals

Rural health care systems have seen dramatic shifts in recent decades. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal, HSR, which addresses the current state of rural hospitals and how new investments can prevent ongoing health disparities and reinvigorate the health of rural Americans.
Posted Sep 28, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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Medicaid expansion increased total physician visits but failed to bring in new physicians in early expansion states

The Affordable Care Act enacted Medicaid expansion with hopes that more states would provide health insurance to low-income Americans. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR which shows that early Medicaid expansion in six states led to an increase in the total number of physician visits but did not lead to an increase in total physician participation.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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Medicare Advantage improves patient-centered care efficiency for older beneficiaries

New research indicates Medicare Advantage enrollment provides favorable outcomes over traditional Medicare for those with mental health issues and those at end-of-life, indicating a high efficiency of care aligning with beneficiaries’ preferences. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth's official journal, HSR, which addresses the role of Medicare Advantage in mental health care and end-of-life outcomes for older adults.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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The Next Frontier in Research Data Sharing: NIH Policy Changes Are Coming

Stakeholders in NIH funded research should be informed about upcoming policy changes in data sharing and management strategies. Greg Downing spoke with leaders from NIH and research institutions who spearhead the policy implementation and in this blog post highlights implications for the academic research community and beyond.
Posted Jun 21, 2022 By Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.