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Access to Care

Access to care is a complex topic that includes the study of whether sufficient health care resources exist to meet people’s needs, as well as whether people experience physical, financial or other barriers to those services. Evidence in this area can span from whether a rural community has enough specialists, like cardiologists, to whether people in an urban community have transportation or language barriers that make seeing health care providers more difficult.

Blog Post

How Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Can Help Address Complex Delivery Challenges

AcademyHealth recently convened a group of eight state Medicaid programs and public health stakeholders to examine why an effective HIV prevention treatment is underused, why clinical care guidelines are underutilized, and how intra-agency collaborations could improve its delivery and use.
Posted Jul 17, 2019 By Rachel Ruback
Blog Post       Nothing About Us Without Us:  How Can Researchers Respond to Teens’ Concerns about Mental Health?

Nothing About Us Without Us: How Can Researchers Respond to Teens’ Concerns about Mental Health?

In the second of a two-part blog series marking National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a group of researchers respond to youth advocates’ thoughts on the mental health needs of adolescents.
Publication

Issue Brief Examines Research on Medicaid & Personal Responsibility Requirements

Summarizing expert discussion at a September 2018 meeting, this brief highlights the current state-of-the-research on Medicaid policies such as cost sharing, work requirements and healthy behaviors incentives. The brief is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project Research Insights, managed by AcademyHealth.
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Blog Post       More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Results from a recent study provide important evidence of population-level changes in coverage disparities under the ACA. Granular, disaggregated estimates like these can facilitate efforts to address health disparities for specific subgroups.