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Health is about more than health care. Where we live, work, and play affects our health. Health services research provides evidence on the factors that affect, and support, the health of communities.

Blog Post

Conducting Health Equity Research During COVID: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Health Literacy

This third post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights research-related challenges and opportunities in working with community-based organizations and local government agencies.
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Businesses are Integral Partners in the Ecosystem to Improve Health and Well-Being

AcademyHealth Senior Director Megan Collado reflects on the culmination of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported program, Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health, managed by AcademyHealth, including what we’ve learned from the research and from key business and other stakeholders that were convened to better understand the impact of business’ place-based investments on health, well-being, and equity.
Posted Feb 6, 2023 By Megan Collado, M.P.H.
Blog Post

Conducting Health Equity Research Beyond COVID-19

This post is the first in the Health Equity Research Beyond COVID-19 Series, which highlights lessons learned when conducting research with marginalized and vulnerable communities during the pandemic, and implications for how to ensure the way in which we go about doing research is patient- and community-affirming.
Posted Jan 30, 2023 By April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Publication

AcademyHealth Issue Brief Lays Out the Challenges of Pre-hospital Diagnostic Delay and the Need for Further Research

In the issue brief, AcademyHealth outlines current and potential areas for future research on pre-hospital diagnostic delay. Diagnostic delays in the clinical setting are well-researched, but there is little understood about delays occurring before a patient enters the health care setting, which leads to worse and inequitable health outcomes.
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AcademyHealth Announces the Best of 2022 Annual Research Meeting

Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2022 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to patient and consumer needs, Medicaid access and coverage, COVID-19, and more.
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