The explosion of health-related data has created new opportunities to understand how health care is delivered, paid for and preserved. Health services evidence helps us understand how to identify, validate, share and analyze data to improve health.
AcademyHealth supports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Data for Action (HD4A) program, the newest research program from the Foundation. HD4A equips researchers with valuable data—information that can help them better answer important questions.
With support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, AcademyHealth’s Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute in collaboration with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is assessing syphilis testing among pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries as well as rates of STI testing of state Medicaid beneficiaries on PrEP
With funding from a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, AcademyHealth and a group of diverse stakeholders are identifying evidence gaps related to person-generated data; setting priorities for future studies; and providing insights into personal technology preferences that can inform the development of future consumer-facing tools.