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.
A Preview of State and Federal Policy Priorities: Advancing Health Equity, Responding to the Pandemic, and the Investing in the Field
AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference pre-conference webinar highlighted federal and state policy priorities for 2022. The virtual event featured a keynote from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
A Virtual Pre-National Health Policy Conference Event
NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors), in partnership with AcademyHealth and the University of California San Francisco, are working to build state capacity to improve the collection and reporting of important HIV data through collaboration between Medicaid and HIV programs across 10 states.
STI Testing among Medicaid Patients (STAMP) Project publishes timely results in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
With funding from the CDC Foundation, AcademyHealth’s Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in collaboration with five Southern state-university partnerships, publish timely findings on prenatal syphilis screening rates among Medicaid enrollees.
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.
New Cross-State Analysis Examines Health Services Disparities Among Medicaid Enrollees and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
With the recent expiration of the federal eviction moratorium and the heightened focus on social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new cross-state analysis of permanent supportive housing programs is timelier than ever.
Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending
Food insecurity and higher than average health expenditures are related, but how and to what degree matters when considering policy interventions. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR that finds the relationship is both bidirectional and unequal.