Several breakout and plenary sessions at the 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference considered the role of data, technology, and policy in advancing equity and addressing disparities in health care and innovation.
AcademyHealth CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson and David Rubin of PolicyLab at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families in the lead up to PolicyLab Forum 2022 which will further explore these topics.
This post is the fifth in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who addressed our current methods of analyzing Medicaid data for improving health equity.
Ahead of Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, AcademyHealth CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson and meeting co-chair Karen DeSalvo consider three dimensions for sustainable innovation for the health sector as we learn from and enter a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In last week’s Health Datapalooza Pre-Conference panel, leaders in health tech, federal data, and health care delivery reflected on the current state of the digital health landscape and future opportunities for digital health innovations.
The support of the Aetna Foundation for the “Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of Homeless Youth” project gave the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, the unique opportunity to collaborate with young people experiencing housing insecurity during COVID to examine the web of factors contributing to homelessness in New Britain, Connecticut, through photovoice, a community based participatory research approach that uses photography and storytelling.
At the December meeting Harnessing Medicaid to Improve Health Equity: A Research and Policy Agenda, researchers, policy administrators, and other key stakeholders discussed the various data challenges that hamper progress toward health equity, and shared resources and approaches to improve data definitions, collection, and utilization.
Among Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of addressing member social needs, and the need for broader consideration of what constitutes social determinants of health from a health care delivery standpoint.
AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference pre-conference webinar highlighted federal and state policy priorities for 2022. The virtual event featured a keynote from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
This post on state Medicaid innovation is part of the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series and summarizes a panel discussion by experts from Medicaid programs, highlighting different state-level efforts to address health equity.