Reflecting on a recent ARM session, Lessons from COVID-19 for Research on Social Determinants and Racial Disparities, this blog post highlights the potential for conducting more equitable research to improve community health.
Approaches to anti-racist research design, analysis, and dissemination.
Health system issues were featured at last month’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) with a focus on equity, the impact of new data sources on decision making, and the need to advance the workforce.
New research published in JAMA reveals that Black enrollees were considerably less likely than white enrollees to be treated with medications for opioid use disorder and were less likely to have continuity of such treatment. Results are based on data from the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), supported by AcademyHealth.
Introspection, Innovation, and Impatience: Paradigm Project Members Speak with the Field at ARM 2021
In a session at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting, Paradigm Project volunteers described innovations to act on diversity, equity, and inclusion, address racial bias in data, and build partnerships with community-based organizations. Panelists shared their lessons learned for building a movement to disrupt the status quo in health services research (HSR) and challenged the field to leverage Paradigm Project practices to spur innovation in order to advance more timely, impactful research.
Several breakout and plenary sessions at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting considered the role of health services research (HSR) in addressing health equity and structural racism, both in the field and in our health care system, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The population dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Arielle Mir of Arnold Ventures, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explains how policymakers are urgently seeking solutions to improve their care and experience, but better data infrastructure and research are needed to achieve meaningful change.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health services research (HSR) requires an equity-minded approach where there is genuine commitment and infrastructural support from people in positions of power. It also takes investment in long-term and targeted approaches, and constant assessment of the impact of these efforts.
Lisa Simpson, AcademyHealth President and CEO, delivered opening remarks at the virtual Annual Research Meeting yesterday, describing how we as a field collectively have the resources, talents, and skills to help make a better, more equitable, and more just normal, the new reality.
As we prepare for our Annual Research Meeting next week, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson kicks off a blog series highlighting how AcademyHealth is #MoreThanAMeeting by describing the way we work year-round to improve health and health care for all.