Dismantling structural racism and charting a path toward achieving equity and justice in professional health services organizations remains a priority. Members from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) propose sustainable, actionable steps to strengthen diversity and inclusivity of historically underrepresented experts in the field.
Members of the AcademyHealth Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Interest Group honor Thomas Edes, M.D. with the Roger C. Lipitz Leadership Award, noting his contributions to the field and work addressing aging and disability care needs within the Veterans Administration.
Lack of data regarding dual-eligible individuals has long hindered the development of effective policy solutions and care improvement. AcademyHealth organizational member Arnold Ventures highlights new resources to help the research community strengthen and expand evidence at a critical time in the policy debate.
Hysterectomy Rates Differ by Race and Geography, with Greater Racial Disparities Tied to County Socioeconomic Status
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for non-elderly women. While highly effective for some conditions, rates are generally declining in the United States due to tensions between its risks and benefits. The decline in use, however, is greater for white women than Black women. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews findings from a new study that indicates this disparity is amplified in areas with higher socioeconomic status.
As lead clinicians for their states with responsibility for overseeing clinical care and stewardship of resources, Medicaid Medical Directors share their perspectives on clinical matters related to the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program.
Designed to build data capacity for conducting patient-centered outcomes research, ASPE’s Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund has funded several cross-agency projects aimed at improving maternal health. A new Health Affairs blog post describes these efforts and highlights guiding principles for moving forward.
Summary Available for Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research
Expert Advisors submitted detailed recommendations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research in July 2021. A brief, one page summary of the report is now available.
AcademyHealth Releases Recommendations from the Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research
Racial, ethnic, and economic disparities in health and health care are well documented. Yet, it is clear that we need to do much more to accelerate systemic change to promote health equity.
Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research Releases Recommendations
External advisors have submitted their report and recommendations to AcademyHealth to inform the development of a sustainable, action-oriented strategy to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field.
The post highlights recent findings from a PCORI-funded project on how to increase the numbers and diversity of research participants by returning value, or benefits, to them and incorporating digital tools to sustainably maximize impact and scale of these efforts.