AcademyHealth, funded by Kaiser Permanente, launched a new project working with leaders in public health research and practice to set a research agenda to guide and evaluate public health system improvements.
The final post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights lessons learned in a national, multi-site study involving the implementation of a novel intervention in Federally Qualified Health Centers.
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.
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.
This research brief summarizes a portfolio of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation investments, including a research program managed by AcademyHealth, that examined how businesses might use anchor approaches to invest in the health and well-being of the communities where they are located.
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.
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.
What Are the Roles of Community Health Workers in Medicaid Managed Care? Results from a National Study
This national study of the roles and activities of community health workers supported by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations finds that community health workers employed by Managed Care Organizations reported receiving significantly more training and benefits from their employers than community health workers who were contracted through other organizations.
State Expectations and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations' Efforts to Address the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees
Collectively, regulatory pressures, organizational strategy, and market forces influenced Medicaid Managed Care Organization’s efforts to address social determinants of health, leading to a normalization of their role in addressing members' social needs within a medical paradigm.
This analysis of a rural community’s efforts to address the health and social needs of its low-income residents found that Medicaid members faced resource challenges, including insufficient affordable housing and limited numbers of bilingual providers and behavioral health providers.