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Evidence on how to evaluate, address and improve equity is an important area of work for AcademyHealth and its community of members and partners.

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New research finds a connection between police brutality and unmet needs for mental health care.

Previous evidence indicates that people exposed to police brutality are more likely to face mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, that Black people and people of color are more likely to experience police brutality, and, that these same populations are more likely to have unmet needs for mental health care. This plain language summary highlights new research from Alang et al. that connects these themes and demonstrates for the first time that exposure to police brutality is itself associated with unmet mental health needs.
Posted Nov 29, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
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New Research Proposes Metrics, Measures, and Models Promoting Health Equity

The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is supporting four teams develop implementable, data-driven research to decrease inequity in the health care system. These projects were identified in partnership with AcademyHealth and a work group comprised of PTEC members and partners.
Blog Post       The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19

The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19

While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
Posted Nov 9, 2021 By Rachel Campbell-Baier , Caitlin Otter
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Definitions Matter: Building a Shared Language for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion terms for the field of Health Services Research

In support of the work and recommendations by the Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HSR, AcademyHealth is pleased to release an initial glossary of DEI terms and concepts. This document is a starting point that aims to encourage a shared language for community discourse about DEI.
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New Cross-State Analysis Examines Health Services Disparities Among Medicaid Enrollees and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

With the recent expiration of the federal eviction moratorium and the heightened focus on social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new cross-state analysis of permanent supportive housing programs is timelier than ever.
Posted Oct 25, 2021 By Caitlin Otter, Rachel Campbell-Baier
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The Blueprint: October 2021 Paradigm Project Updates

The latest edition of the Blueprint spotlights the Paradigm Project’s most recent report that examines open science and includes possible next steps for the field including developing a common open science terminology, creating an open science interest group, designing open science trainings, and leveraging federal law to increase access to data.
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