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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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Improving Health Equity in Medicaid: Data Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities

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.
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A Research Roadmap to Advance Contraceptive Access Policy

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.

How Open Science Practices May Increase the Quality, Timeliness, and Impact of Health Services Research

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.
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Shortening the Evidence to Policy Pipeline at the Veterans Administration: Honoring Dr. Tom Edes

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.
Blog Post       Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending

Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending

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.
Posted Sep 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren

Reimagining Academic Incentives and Rewards in Health Services Research

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.