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Stephanie Kennedy

Research Associate - AcademyHealth

Ms. Kennedy supports a variety of state health projects in this role. Her current projects include the State-University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN) and Payment Reform for Population Health (P4PH), supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Previously, she managed the SHARE Approach Peer Network for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Vital Statistics and Medicaid Data Linkage Training Project with the CDC and CMS.

Ms. Kennedy serves on the board of directors for nonprofit women’s mentoring organization Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) and is an alumna of the 2015-2016 Planned Parenthood Developing Leaders Program. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) and Women’s Information Network (WIN). Ms. Kennedy graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Southern California in 2013.

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Program

Payment Reform for Population Health

​With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AcademyHealth is leading Payment Reform for Population Health, an 18-month initiative examining the opportunities through which the payment system can support population health.

Employing an emergent strategy, AcademyHealth is working to identify the challenges and barriers in linking the health care payment system to community-wide population health. Building on the lessons learned from this work, AcademyHealth also will support activities that can overcome barriers and identify the facilitators that enable community health-focused payment models to thrive.

 This work is being informed by a Guiding Committee comprised of experts in the field as well as Collaborative Projects that serve to explore challenges and barriers related to how health care purchasers, plans, and providers can support strategies for sustainable investment in non-clinical community-wide population health activities. 

If you are doing related work, please contact Enrique Martinez-Vidal; we’d like to include you in our efforts!