Following a joint convening with the American Public Health Association and key public health leaders, AcademyHealth outlines priority areas for public health services and systems research across the following domains: preparedness and resilience; structure; performance; workforce; data and technology; and financing and economics.
Increased caseloads and COVID-19 complications erode school nurses’ critical role in facilitating childhood vaccinations
Burnout threatens to upend the traditional school nurse gatekeeping function that upholds state laws requiring vaccines for school attendance.
"Community Drivers of Health" series highlights policy solutions to improve food, housing and transportation access for better health
A new series of policy papers offers some of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the economic and social conditions that influence health, along with evidence-based policy opportunities to address them.
AcademyHealth Board Member Lucia Savage and CEO Lisa Simpson offer five guiding principles from health services research on ARPA-H’s design.
Previous evidence indicates that people exposed to police brutality are more likely to face mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, that Black people and people of color are more likely to experience police brutality, and, that these same populations are more likely to have unmet needs for mental health care. This plain language summary highlights new research from Alang et al. that connects these themes and demonstrates for the first time that exposure to police brutality is itself associated with unmet mental health needs.
The November edition of the Blueprint provides an update on the end of the Paradigm Project and continuation of efforts to create real and lasting change in how we do, communicate, and use HSR.
With the 2022 Call for Abstracts now open, watch the video reel highlighting key points from the 2021 Annual Research Meeting closing plenary in which experts discussed revamping the public health system by investing in data infrastructure, a diverse workforce, and research.
The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is supporting four teams develop implementable, data-driven research to decrease inequity in the health care system. These projects were identified in partnership with AcademyHealth and a work group comprised of PTEC members and partners.
The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19
While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
AcademyHealth continues to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the health services and policy workforce. This blog post provides an update on recent activities and highlights new resources for the field.