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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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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.
Blog Post       Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

On June 1, 2022, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) released their "Blueprint for Change," in a supplement to AAP’s journal Pediatrics, outlining a strategic plan for improving the lives of CYSHCN. Four critical areas drive the “Blueprint for Change”: health equity, family and child well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services.
Posted Jun 27, 2022 By Jeff Schiff, M.D., M.B.A.