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Delivering better care is a broad domain of research that includes assessing and improving the quality of care itself, expanding access to care, and understanding the many ways to organize and improve care in hospitals, health systems and other care settings.

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Addressing Inequities in Affordability of Care to Promote a Culture of Health

Community organizations co-lead four new studies examining affordability of care for historically marginalized communities, awarded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems program, managed by AcademyHealth.
Posted May 15, 2023 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.

Announcing the Best of 2023 Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth presents research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2023 Call for Abstracts, exploring topics related to patient-centered research, mental health and substance use, women’s health, and more.
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Celebrating Nurses Week: Retaining and Valuing Our Nurses

Nurses play a vital role in the health care system, providing essential person-centered care and support to patients. During Nurses Week, members of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) and academic nurse leaders highlight the importance of retaining and valuing nurses, the impact of nurse turnover on patient care and health care costs, creating a positive work environment, and the need to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing.
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New Effort to Examine Doula Care Programs in Medicaid to Advance Racial Equity

With funding support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), AcademyHealth and the University of Pittsburgh are bringing together six Medicaid programs, their university research partners, as well as eight doula programs to leverage an innovative distributed research network to advance racial equity in severe maternal morbidity.
Posted Mar 28, 2023 By Lauren Adams, M.A.
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Translating Research to Practice: Recommended Practices for Hospitals to Reduce Diagnostic Errors

Experts from The Leapfrog Group, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explore the challenges of translating diagnostic research into widespread action. A new initiative aims to address this and rapidly reduce harm from diagnostic error through public reporting and accountability.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Authentic Patient Engagement in a Virtual Research Environment

The second post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights challenges and lessons learned in building rapport and authentically engaging with patients in a virtual research environment.
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Long COVID and The Care Delivery Challenge: The Role of Health Services Research

The techniques, focus, and skills of health service researchers is key as federal programs and health systems identify and administer treatments for Long COVID. As Long COVID continues to disproportionately harm populations that are already suffering from health disparities, poorly designed or targeted dissemination efforts could worsen this health outcome gap.