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.
COVID-19 and social determinants of health: Medicaid managed care organizations’ experiences with addressing member social needs
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.
A Preview of State and Federal Policy Priorities: Advancing Health Equity, Responding to the Pandemic, and the Investing in the Field
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.
A PCORI-funded learning network recently outlined key challenges and promising practices for improving the diversity and inclusion of patient representatives in research governance.
This post is the first in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who highlighted the key challenges and opportunities in using Medicaid as a lever for improving equity.
The Coalition to Expand Contraceptive Access led a collaborative process to create a Priority Roadmap for Policy-Ready Contraceptive Research that positions health services researchers to carry out impactful projects that advance sexual and reproductive health equity.
Research Outlines Promising Practices for Addressing the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees via Managed Care
Effective social determinants of health programming requires flexibility, agility, and a continuous improvement mindset to transition to whole-person care.
In a new Health Affairs Forefront post, AcademyHealth staff explore trends in recent and ongoing trust research, reflect on the current state, and identify gaps in the research.