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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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Meeting Presents Possible Causes and Contributing Factors to Pre-hospital Diagnostic Delay

AcademyHealth, in collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, hosted a meeting with clinical experts, researchers, patients and other stakeholders on possible causes of pre-hospital diagnostic delay. This meeting will inform a call for proposals to advance the evidence base for pre-hospital diagnostic delays related to cancer, sepsis, and acute cardiovascular conditions.
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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.
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Blog Post

Rethinking the ‘old way’: Considerations for hospitals measuring partnership work on complex issues

Three recent Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellows reflect on the need for hospitals to consider a ‘new way’ of measurement as they increasingly enter complex partnership working arrangements, including shared goals, centralizing, community power and ensuring clear institutional accountability to improve impact on health and health equity.
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Bringing Data to Life for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualization Challenge

2021 NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualization Challenge Winners highlight the benefits of pulling data from multiple national data sources to build a data visualization demonstrating the disproportionate impact of the U.S. gun crisis on young Black men in urban areas.
Blog Post       Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity

AcademyHealth, Boston Children’s Hospital, and FamilyVoices, partner to support five Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)-funded demonstration sites to optimize health and well-being for children with medical complexity and their families while also achieving health equity for these populations.
Posted Sep 27, 2022 By Lauren Adams, M.A.