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Pounding the Pavement for Health Services Research!

One of my greatest privileges as president and CEO of AcademyHealth is the opportunity to represent you, our members – who are making strides each day to help us better understand and improve our health care system – in visits with members of Congress and congressional staff. It is an honor to speak about how health services research is revolutionizing the way we see and respond to health care challenges and opportunities, and I am constantly energized by the promise and impact of your work.
Posted Mar 15, 2017 By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP
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The Critical Role of Evidence in a Robust and Just Policy Process

Lisa Simpson, AcademyHealth President and CEO, opened the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference with the following remarks, focused on how the health care and health policy community can positively contribute to the development of sound policy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.
Posted Feb 3, 2017 By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP
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Seeing Last Year’s Comments in Action in 2017

Last year – as part of our ongoing charge to ensure health services research is accounted for in federal policy – AcademyHealth submitted several comments to federal policymakers -- among them were responses to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects and the NPRM on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This year we’ve seen final rules on both these subjects released.
Posted Jan 26, 2017 By Lindsey Horan, M.A.
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Beyond the Headlines: Using Evidence to Inform Health Policy Debates

As we head into inauguration day and prepare for a new administration to enter the White House, we hold firm in our principle that policies affecting health and performance of the health system should be informed by the best and most relevant evidence.