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Welcome to the AcademyHealth blog, together with our members, we promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives. Here we offer important perspectives from people passionate about expanding access to care, reducing costs and improving quality, as well as updates on AcademyHealth activities relevant to the community.

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HSR Must Reject Racism, Turn Evidence into Action for All

In a statement following nationwide protests, AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson calls on the field to address diversity and inclusion in the workforce, bias in data and methods, and support wider and better dissemination of evidence to uncover and address systemic issues that increase disparities and negatively impact health.
Blog Post       Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reinvigorating Public Health Systems Research in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders of the AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Interest Group highlight opportunities for PHSR to respond to COVID-19 in the following areas: public health workforce, health equity, financing, structure, and informatics.
Blog Post       An Epidemic Within a Pandemic (and Vice Versa)

An Epidemic Within a Pandemic (and Vice Versa)

Two massive global public health problems exist simultaneously, Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19, both with no effective medical treatments. AcademyHealth members Jill Harrison and Rosa Baier reflect on the urgent need to generate high-quality evidence about non-drug interventions to inform clinical and policy decision making about dementia care that works in this new context.
Posted May 20, 2020 By Jill Harrison, Ph.D., Rosa Baier, M.P.H.
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Learning from COVID-19—Is HSR Up to the Task?

AcademyHealth staff and leaders reflect on insights about the current state of the health services research field, highlighting what it has to offer and how it can best help in the responses to a global health crisis.
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Medicaid Expansion Enrollees in Michigan Make Gains in Employment Prior to Implementation of State’s Work Requirement

Employment and student activities increased among Michigan Medicaid expansion enrollees, outpacing employment gains among the state’s general population during the same time period.
Blog Post       Surge in Policies Expanding Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice in Response to COVID-19 Provide an Important Research Opportunity

Surge in Policies Expanding Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice in Response to COVID-19 Provide an Important Research Opportunity

Several states recently expanded scope of practice regulations for nurse practitioners to meet the increased demand for care during the coronavirus pandemic. In this post, AcademyHealth members from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues contextualize these policy changes and provide recommendations for future health services research.