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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.

Blog Post       Anchor Businesses and the Symbiotic Relationship between Community Health and Business Performance

Anchor Businesses and the Symbiotic Relationship between Community Health and Business Performance

Five new studies, awarded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health program, supported by AcademyHealth, are examining the ways that for-profit businesses advance health and well-being in their communities.
Posted Jun 16, 2020 By Megan Collado, M.P.H.
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Recent Analysis of National Library of Medicine Database Reveals Overlooked Aspects of Diabetes Care, Including Disparities in Diabetes Management

Gavin Arneson, nursing student and winner of the National Library of Medicine’s HSRProj Research Competition for Students, and his mentor Maya Clark-Cutaia, reflect on the past, present and future of diabetes care and how national trends have touched both their lives.
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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.