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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.
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Health Services Research: Guidance for Research Partners

AcademyHealth member Dr. Kellan E. Baker, who serves as the Executive Director of the Whitman-Walker Institute, highlights efforts to advance LGBTQ+ health research. During Pride Month and beyond, the Institute seeks partners across the field of HSR to advance the scope and sophistication of research into LGBTQ+ health.
Posted Jun 22, 2022 By Kellan Baker, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
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The Next Frontier in Research Data Sharing: NIH Policy Changes Are Coming

Stakeholders in NIH funded research should be informed about upcoming policy changes in data sharing and management strategies. Greg Downing spoke with leaders from NIH and research institutions who spearhead the policy implementation and in this blog post highlights implications for the academic research community and beyond.
Posted Jun 21, 2022 By Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.
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Sessions Highlight Importance of Addressing Structural Racism to Improve Care and Policy Approaches

Co-lead for the Annual Research Meeting (ARM) Structural Racism, Disparities, and Equity in Health theme J’Mag Karbeah spotlights the vast number of sessions and presentations under this theme on the impact of structural racism on health inequities, health care access, and patient quality of care.
Posted Jun 2, 2022 By J'Mag Karbeah, M.P.H.