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Blog Post       Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders of the AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Interest Group highlight opportunities for PHSR to respond to COVID-19 in the following areas: public health workforce, health equity, financing, structure, and informatics.
Blog Post       An Epidemic Within a Pandemic (and Vice Versa)

An Epidemic Within a Pandemic (and Vice Versa)

Two massive global public health problems exist simultaneously, Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19, both with no effective medical treatments. AcademyHealth members Jill Harrison and Rosa Baier reflect on the urgent need to generate high-quality evidence about non-drug interventions to inform clinical and policy decision making about dementia care that works in this new context.
Posted May 20, 2020 By Jill Harrison, Ph.D., Rosa Baier, M.P.H.
Blog Post

Learning from COVID-19—Is HSR Up to the Task?

AcademyHealth staff and leaders reflect on insights about the current state of the health services research field, highlighting what it has to offer and how it can best help in the responses to a global health crisis.
Publication

1115 Waivers Can Help Expand Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment, but Coordination and System Capacity Remain a Challenge

Learn how two early-adopter states used Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to improve access to substance use disorder services. The project is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program, which is managed by AcademyHealth.
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Blog Post       The Community Guide: What Works, Saves Resources, and Signals the Need for More Research

The Community Guide: What Works, Saves Resources, and Signals the Need for More Research

The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) that communities can use to protect and improve their population’s health.
Blog Post

New Initiative Aims to Build a Model Open COVID-19 Patient Data Registry Network

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Data for Action program, managed by AcademyHealth, is supporting a collaboration between Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), CareJourney, and a network of health systems to increase the availability of standardized, actionable information on COVID-19 impact and progression.
Posted Apr 10, 2020 By Niall Brennan, B.A., M.P.P.