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.
Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending
Food insecurity and higher than average health expenditures are related, but how and to what degree matters when considering policy interventions. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR that finds the relationship is both bidirectional and unequal.
When a safety-net hospital closes or is radically downsized, it is not because the residents have become healthier or the community economically vibrant. How can the facility be transformed to meet both of those goals?
States Explore the Use of Disadvantage Indices to Advance Health Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations and Beyond
At a June 2021 AcademyHealth workshop, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, public health officials shared their on-the-ground experiences of using disadvantage indices to locate COVID-19 testing sites, allocate vaccines, set up vaccination sites, and conduct community outreach to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
For more than two decades the federal government deterred research into this leading cause of preventable death. A new report estimates the cost of closing the knowledge gap.
The post highlights recent findings from a PCORI-funded project on how to increase the numbers and diversity of research participants by returning value, or benefits, to them and incorporating digital tools to sustainably maximize impact and scale of these efforts.
In a new report, AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation outline opportunities for building a research agenda on trust.
As our health care system continues to rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis and confront the ongoing threats of structural racism and inequality, trust has emerged as a vital issue to explore in efforts to improve the nation’s health and well-being.
For-Profit Hospitals Have Significant Potential to Impact Population Health and Serve as Anchors in their Communities
Given their location in counties with high economic and health needs, for-proﬁt hospitals have significant potential to impact population health if they are successfully incentivized to engage in population health improvement.