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Rethinking the ‘old way’: Considerations for hospitals measuring partnership work on complex issues

Three recent Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellows reflect on the need for hospitals to consider a ‘new way’ of measurement as they increasingly enter complex partnership working arrangements, including shared goals, centralizing, community power and ensuring clear institutional accountability to improve impact on health and health equity.
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The Public and Population Health Theme at ARM 2022 Offers Insights on Health System Transformation

Public and Population Health theme co-chair, Angela Hagan, offers insights to key topics that will be explored at the meeting on health and well-being, including health equity in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, commercially-insured, and community populations interwoven with COVID-19’s outsize impact on public and population health.
Posted Jun 1, 2022 By Angela S. Hagan, Ph.D., M.P.A.
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AcademyHealth Announces the Best of 2022 Annual Research Meeting

Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2022 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to patient and consumer needs, Medicaid access and coverage, COVID-19, and more.
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Blog Post       Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19

In its latest policy brief entitled “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of COVID-19,” the Weitzman Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational member, examines how the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 will result in an increase in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), especially in our most vulnerable populations, and highlights potential public health responses needed to effectively address ACEs in our communities.
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Through Their Eyes: Examining Youth Homelessness with Photovoice

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.