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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.

Blog Post       Three Key Equity Considerations for Advancing High-Value Care

Three Key Equity Considerations for Advancing High-Value Care

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.
Posted Nov 25, 2020 By Christina Tudor
Blog Post       Where Social Context and Health Services Research Intersect

Where Social Context and Health Services Research Intersect

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.
Blog Post       Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic requires an unprecedented communal effort. The same is true for climate change.

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.
Publication

As the Threat of COVID-19 Eventually Recedes, Incentives for New Vaccine Development Are Needed

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.
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Blog Post       We Are the Light of Justice that Will Not Be Extinguished

We Are the Light of Justice that Will Not Be Extinguished

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.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 By Kealoha Fox, Ph.D., M.A.