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Health care costs are a significant area of concern for everyone from patients to policymakers. Health services research evidence looks at different ways to address cost growth, encourage efficiency and quality, and provide for care via insurance, Medicare and Medicaid so that people receive the best care at the best value.

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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
Blog Post       In Uncertain Times, Health Research Community Convenes Around Anchor of Evidence

In Uncertain Times, Health Research Community Convenes Around Anchor of Evidence

A new year, a new administration, and a new congress has presented several questions around the future of health care in the United States. As one of the year’s first conferences focused solely on health care and policy, the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) welcomed three members of the United States Congress and over 700 attendees. Below are summaries of some of the most popular sessions.
Posted Feb 2, 2017 By Lauren Adams, M.A., Raina Sheth
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AcademyHealth CEO Poses Key Question for 2017 in Health Affairs

Will evidence matter in 2017? If we want to truly transform health and health care in this country, it must. AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson writes about the key areas in health policy where evidence should matter most.
Posted Jan 25, 2017 By Lauren Adams, M.A.
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HCFO: A Chapter Closes, but the Evidence Endures

After nearly 30 years, the final grants funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative are coming to a close at the end of December. This work has built on AcademyHealth’s broader efforts to get actionable evidence that can improve health and health care into the hands of decision makers when they need it and in a format they can use.
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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.