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Health is about more than health care. Where we live, work, and play affects our health. Health services research provides evidence on the factors that affect, and support, the health of communities.

Blog Post       Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic requires an unprecedented communal effort. The same is true for climate change.

Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic requires an unprecedented communal effort. The same is true for climate change.

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic both have profound negative impacts on our health, wellbeing, and way of life, and exacerbate health inequities. Both threats also call for collaboration on an unprecedented scale and speed.
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Child Welfare Reform Package Points to Opportunities to Leverage State Administrative Data to Improve Research and Evaluation

Written by Kentucky members of AcademyHealth’s State-University Partnership Learning Network, this issue brief distills how the Family First Prevention Services Act changes child welfare policy and practice, and offers insights on how data from state Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) can be used to produce high-quality research and evaluation.
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Blog Post       We Are the Light of Justice that Will Not Be Extinguished

We Are the Light of Justice that Will Not Be Extinguished

Kealoha Fox outlines a 10-year effort that resulted in billions of dollars of government investment in programs that connect cultural values to social determinants of health in Hawai‘i. Dr. Fox presented this work at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Sharing Knowledge conference, organized in partnership with AcademyHealth.
Posted Jul 31, 2020 By Kealoha Fox, Ph.D., M.A.