In a webinar for the Research Community on Low-Value-Care, experts shared three key considerations for designing an equitable, high-value health care system. They emphasized the need to ensure equitable care is being delivered by a diverse workforce with an understanding of how to use data to improve interventions to advance equity.
After several years of working to diversify the health services research (HSR) workforce and build a community through networking and mentoring, we want and need to do much more to accelerate systemic change.
Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, others may just be new to us – leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective and have greater impact.
Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic requires an unprecedented communal effort. The same is true for climate change.
Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic both have profound negative impacts on our health, wellbeing, and way of life, and exacerbate health inequities. Both threats also call for collaboration on an unprecedented scale and speed.
In the second of a two-part series, AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson highlights three strategies aimed at addressing the wide variation in the degree of disruption, disproportionate impact, and decision-making capacity across states and localities.
In the first of a two-part series, AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson reflects on four challenges that need immediate attention to repair the fractured and failed health system.
A recent discussion, focused on ensuring sufficient investment and interest in vaccine development for the next infectious threat, brought to light the incredible complexity involved in developing, manufacturing and distributing a vaccine on a massive scale in an equitable way.
Summarizing an expert discussion at an August 2020 virtual meeting, this brief examines the COVID-19 vaccine development experience and reviews existing research on vaccine development, manufacturing, and distribution, including financing mechanisms to help ensure its accessibility, as well as policies to promote equity.
Kealoha Fox outlines a 10-year effort that resulted in billions of dollars of government investment in programs that connect cultural values to social determinants of health in Hawai‘i. Dr. Fox presented this work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Sharing Knowledge conference, organized in partnership with AcademyHealth.
Originally designed as an interactive policy walk, this Snapshot of Innovation outlines an initiative where health policy has had a role in positively impacting racial justice and health equity for Native Hawaiians.