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

Blog Post       Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Building a Better Evidence Base to Address the Social Determinants of Health

A recent literature review revealed most studies of social need interventions were poorly designed, inadequately documented, and inconsistently presented. In this post, Robert Dubois of the National Pharmaceutical Council, an AcademyHealth Organizational Member, outlines the state of the research and provides recommendations to improve study design quality.
Posted Aug 5, 2021 By Robert W. Dubois, M.D., Ph.D.
Blog Post       Introspection, Innovation, and Impatience: Paradigm Project Members Speak with the Field at ARM 2021

Introspection, Innovation, and Impatience: Paradigm Project Members Speak with the Field at ARM 2021

In a session at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting, Paradigm Project volunteers described innovations to act on diversity, equity, and inclusion, address racial bias in data, and build partnerships with community-based organizations. Panelists shared their lessons learned for building a movement to disrupt the status quo in health services research (HSR) and challenged the field to leverage Paradigm Project practices to spur innovation in order to advance more timely, impactful research.
Posted Jul 13, 2021 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.