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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       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.
Blog Post

HSR Must Reject Racism, Turn Evidence into Action for All

In a statement following nationwide protests, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson calls on the field to address diversity and inclusion in the workforce, bias in data and methods, and support wider and better dissemination of evidence to uncover and address systemic issues that increase disparities and negatively impact health.