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Health Serv Res. 2004 April; 39(2): xi–xii.
PMCID: PMC1361003

AcademyHealth Update


AcademyHealth ( is the professional home for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners, and a leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy. AcademyHealth promotes the use of objective research and analysis to inform health policy and practice.

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Join researchers, policymakers, and providers at the 2004 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), June 6–8 in San Diego. Learn about cutting-edge research, debate timely health policy issues, develop new skills, and network with colleagues.

Key Dates

April 12: Deadline for early registration discount

May 10: Deadline for pre-registration

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Affiliate Meetings

Nearly 50 affiliate meetings, including several Interest Group meetings, will be held in conjunction with the ARM.

  • Public Health Systems Research Meeting
  • HSR & Health Policy Center Directors Meeting
  • Introduction to SAMHSA's National Registry of Effective Programs (NREP)
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Trainees Conference

For details about these and other affiliate meetings, visit our website at

Child Health Services Research Meeting

Join more than 200 colleagues interested in child health services research for the 6th Annual Child Health Services Research Meeting on June 5 in San Diego. This one-day meeting will feature leading experts on the latest research and policy issues for child health services, as well as valuable networking opportunties. Visit for more information.

Seminars in HSR Methods to Be Offered at the 2004 Annual Research Meeting!

Take advantage of a full-day methods seminar to sharpen skills or learn something new. Six seminars will be held pre- and post-conference. Seminars include:

Saturday, June 5—10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • An Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
  • The Why and How of Risk Adjustment
  • Qualitative Data Analysis Software: Choosing a Program That's Right for You

Wednesday, June 9—8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

  • The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Data and Tools to Support Improvement in Health Care
  • Introduction to GIS and Geographic Analysis
  • MEPS Data: What Every Researcher Should Know

Learn more at

2004 Health Policy Orientation

Join us for Health Policy and Politics: An Orientation to Decision Making in Washington this fall in Washington, D.C. With a one-to-one ratio of faculty to participants, the orientation offers an in-depth introduction to the key players, formal and informal policy-making processes, and critical health policy issues. Limited space is available. Register now at

Post Your Resume on Our Online Career Center

AcademyHealth's career center includes a searchable resume bank where job-seekers can post their resume, free of charge. This online resource also lists job opportunities, educational programs, professional training, fellowships, scholarships and funding opportunities, continuing education credits, and a place to advertise job openings. Visit to learn more.

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