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Health Equity

Evidence on how to evaluate, address and improve equity is an important area of work for AcademyHealth and its community of members and partners.

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Conducting Health Equity Research During COVID: Course Correcting Future Multi-Site Research

The final post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights lessons learned in a national, multi-site study involving the implementation of a novel intervention in Federally Qualified Health Centers.
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Conducting Health Equity Research During COVID: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Health Literacy

This third post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights research-related challenges and opportunities in working with community-based organizations and local government agencies.
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Businesses are Integral Partners in the Ecosystem to Improve Health and Well-Being

AcademyHealth Senior Director Megan Collado reflects on the culmination of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported program, Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health, managed by AcademyHealth, including what we’ve learned from the research and from key business and other stakeholders that were convened to better understand the impact of business’ place-based investments on health, well-being, and equity.
Posted Feb 6, 2023 By Megan Collado, M.P.H.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Authentic Patient Engagement in a Virtual Research Environment

The second post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights challenges and lessons learned in building rapport and authentically engaging with patients in a virtual research environment.
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Conducting Health Equity Research Beyond COVID-19

This post is the first in the Health Equity Research Beyond COVID-19 Series, which highlights lessons learned when conducting research with marginalized and vulnerable communities during the pandemic, and implications for how to ensure the way in which we go about doing research is patient- and community-affirming.
Posted Jan 30, 2023 By April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Publication

Meeting Presents Possible Causes and Contributing Factors to Pre-hospital Diagnostic Delay

AcademyHealth, in collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, hosted a meeting with clinical experts, researchers, patients and other stakeholders on possible causes of pre-hospital diagnostic delay. This meeting will inform a call for proposals to advance the evidence base for pre-hospital diagnostic delays related to cancer, sepsis, and acute cardiovascular conditions.
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AcademyHealth Issue Brief Lays Out the Challenges of Pre-hospital Diagnostic Delay and the Need for Further Research

In the issue brief, AcademyHealth outlines current and potential areas for future research on pre-hospital diagnostic delay. Diagnostic delays in the clinical setting are well-researched, but there is little understood about delays occurring before a patient enters the health care setting, which leads to worse and inequitable health outcomes.
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