Leading with evidence in a time of change
Annual Research Meeting theme lead Monica Peek highlights panels under the Social Determinants of Health and Social Needs theme that cover important topics related to data, housing, COVID-19, and more.
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.
In its latest policy brief entitled “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19,” the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, examines how the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 will result in an increase in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), especially in our most vulnerable populations, and highlights potential public health responses needed to effectively address ACEs in our communities.
AcademyHealth CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson and David Rubin of PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families in the lead up to PolicyLab Forum 2022 which will further explore these topics.
The support of the Aetna Foundation for the “Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of Homeless Youth” project gave the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, the unique opportunity to collaborate with young people experiencing housing insecurity during COVID to examine the web of factors contributing to homelessness in New Britain, Connecticut, through photovoice, a community based participatory research approach that uses photography and storytelling.
Research Outlines Promising Practices for Addressing the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees via Managed Care
Effective social determinants of health programming requires flexibility, agility, and a continuous improvement mindset to transition to whole-person care.
In a new Health Affairs Forefront post, AcademyHealth staff explore trends in recent and ongoing trust research, reflect on the current state, and identify gaps in the research.
Following a joint convening with the American Public Health Association and key public health leaders, AcademyHealth outlines priority areas for public health services and systems research across the following domains: preparedness and resilience; structure; performance; workforce; data and technology; and financing and economics.
Increased caseloads and COVID-19 complications erode school nurses’ critical role in facilitating childhood vaccinations
Burnout threatens to upend the traditional school nurse gatekeeping function that upholds state laws requiring vaccines for school attendance.