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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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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.
Blog Post       The Community Guide: What Works, Saves Resources, and Signals the Need for More Research

The Community Guide: What Works, Saves Resources, and Signals the Need for More Research

The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) that communities can use to protect and improve their population’s health.