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.
The Blueprint spotlights the Paradigm Project’s latest release, Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Health Services and Policy Research Workforce, which provides recommendations to the field of HSR to increase workforce diversity.
Social media platforms are grappling with their role in curbing misinformation and promoting accurate information, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists at last month’s Annual Research Meeting discussed strategies for researchers and health care leaders to combat misinformation.
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).
As our Annual Research Meeting kicks off, we’re highlighting all the ways AcademyHealth is #MoreThanAMeeting. AcademyHealth Director Megan Collado, who manages research grantmaking programs, highlights ways we work with grantees to widely disseminate their research findings.
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.
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 forced researchers and funding organizations to think outside of the box when soliciting, applying for, and funding health services research. A new ParadigmProject paper looks at the novel approaches leveraged during the pandemic, which could provide a roadmap for shifting the HSR paradigm to more rapidly fund timely research.
Using COVID-19 vaccine distribution as an example, AcademyHealth members illustrate the need for a health equity framework to help avoid the perpetuation of disparities already embedded in our systems and processes, or create new ones.