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Join AcademyHealth and Health Affairs to hear leading experts from the Administration, academia, Congress, and the health industry share their insights on critical health care issues confronting policy makers. Among the topics to be addressed are: reducing disparities in health care, patient safety, improving services for mental health and substance use disorders, public and private sector perspective on responsibility for America's health care, preventing and managing chronic conditions in children, pay for performance, Medicare modernization, and rebuilding the health care system post Katrina.
Participants include federal and state policy makers, policy researchers, and analysts, health industry executives, clinical decision makers, research funders, and health services researchers.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.academyhealth.org/conferences/nhpc.htm
The 2006 Forum will focus on an issue that literally crosses national borders: the migration of health professionals. The Forum will examine the causes, consequences, and possible domestic and foreign policy responses to the global shortage of nurses and physicians. Panel discussions will focus on the following topics:
Additional registration is required. For more information, visit: http://www.academyhealth.org/nhpc/foreignpolicy
Sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund's Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care initiative, this seminar will address long-term care issues of interest to state and federal policy makers. The seminar will feature highlights from Randall Brown's background paper on consumer-directed care.
Additional registration is required. For more information, visit: http://www.academyhealth.org/ltc/2006/index.htm
Each year AcademyHealth seeks nominations for its prestigious awards. Recognized at the Annual Research Meeting in June, these awards are presented to individuals who have made an impact on the field of HSR. Nominations are due Wednesday, March 1, for the following awards:
Learn more at http://www.academyhealth.org/awards.
Do you want to receive worldwide recognition for your contributions to solving today's health care cost, quality, and access problems? Unlike other databases that provide information on completed and published research, the HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) database provides information about grants and contracts in health services research that are still in progress. By listing ongoing and recently completed research projects, HSRProj can provide researchers and policy makers with a vital link to information that is not readily available from other sources. The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care (NICHSR) coordinates the continued development of this free database for NLM. Search the database at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrproj.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program, housed at AcademyHealth, recently added new resources to its website (http://www.statecoverage.net) to better help states navigate options for expanding health insurance coverage.
One of the most significant improvements is the state coverage matrix, which now provides at-a-glance comparisons and in-depth descriptions of coverage strategies, such as Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) waivers, reinsurance, high-risk pools, limited-benefit plans, and group purchasing arrangements. Also included in the matrix are coverage profiles of each state, which offer useful statistics including sources of health insurance coverage and an overview of Medicaid and SCHIP coverage within each state, as well details and analyses of strategies that states have implemented to expand or sustain coverage.
Visit http://www.statecoverage.net today to learn more about what states are doing.