Several breakout and plenary sessions at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting considered the role of health services research (HSR) in addressing health equity and structural racism, both in the field and in our health care system, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The population dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Arielle Mir of Arnold Ventures, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explains how policymakers are urgently seeking solutions to improve their care and experience, but better data infrastructure and research are needed to achieve meaningful change.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health services research (HSR) requires an equity-minded approach where there is genuine commitment and infrastructural support from people in positions of power. It also takes investment in long-term and targeted approaches, and constant assessment of the impact of these efforts.
Lisa Simpson, AcademyHealth President and CEO, delivered opening remarks at the virtual Annual Research Meeting yesterday, describing how we as a field collectively have the resources, talents, and skills to help make a better, more equitable, and more just normal, the new reality.
As we prepare for our Annual Research Meeting next week, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson kicks off a blog series highlighting how AcademyHealth is #MoreThanAMeeting by describing the way we work year-round to improve health and health care for all.
As AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project continues to use human-centered design and other tools to identify ways to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of HSR, integrating conversations about real-world data, community engagement, and participation will be critical.
As Mental Health Month draws to a close, child health researchers consider key components related to diversity, equity and inclusion that can ensure Black children and adolescents get what they need to help them flourish psychologically, socially, and emotionally.
Members of an AcademyHealth Thematic Working Group on low-value care among African American and Latinx Populations call for a re-examination of the term "low-value care," arguing that our existing framework for increasing care value does not consider the experiences of African American and Latinx populations.
Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research (HSR) in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, while others may just be new to us—leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective.
AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project is looking outside the health care field for inspiration in reimagining health services research. AcademyHealth Senior Scholar Robin Strongin highlights the role visual arts can play in exposing racial bias and draws insights from racial equity efforts in the museum world that could be applied to health care.