This rapid evidence review examined the impact of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages on health and health care costs.
Launched in 2013, eGEMs was AcademyHealth’s peer-reviewed, open access journal aimed at accelerating research and quality improvement using electronic health data. In 2019, the journal transitioned to a section within Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.
This rapid evidence review examined strategies for modifying the built environment to mitigate the health impacts of crime.
This Evidence Roadmap catalogs existing evidence on strategies for coordinating care for individuals released from prison, jail, or other justice-related institutions.
This Evidence Roadmap catalogs evidence on the use of telehealth as a strategy for mitigating health care access issues in rural areas.
This Evidence Roadmap catalogs evidence on strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
This rapid evidence review examined current evidence on the effect of earned-income tax credits on the health of U.S. adults.
Academic researchers have traditionally seen the community of
scholars as their primary audience and scholarly journals and conferences
as their main mode of mass communication. The general
public, however, can also be an important audience for scientists,
and science museums are one type of institution where science
communication takes place. Over time, science museums have
transformed themselves from elite institutions focused on passive
learning to engaging, community-driven organizations. Accordingly,
they have developed best practices for effectively communicating
complex concepts to nontechnical audiences. Their practices may
offer lessons for those involved in communicating findings from
other fields of study.
As part of the AcademyHealth Translation and Dissemination Institute’s
Lessons Project this paper highlights both established techniques
and cutting-edge technologies used by museums to engage
their audiences in learning experiences focused on current science.
The paper also considers the application of the same techniques and
technologies to the field of health services and policy research.
Day in and day out, AcademyHealth works to ensure that the best evidence – evidence from our members and other bright minds working throughout health services and policy research – is used to inform policy and practice. Our advocacy efforts are core to that mission.
A selection of last year’s ARM research is featured in the current issue of Health Services Research (HSR). The articles reflect the range of cutting edge research included at the ARM covering topics from EHR adoption to quality measures to patient safety – all with findings pointing to ways to improve health and the health care system.