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Health Serv Res. 2006 December; 41(6): ix–xii.
PMCID: PMC1955306

AcademyHealth Update

2007 National Center for Health Statistics/AcademyHealth Fellowship Call for Applications

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2007This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to use NCHS data systems and collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community.

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate training or experience in health services research.
  • Be at any stage in their careers from doctoral students to senior investigators. (Doctoral students must have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their programs.)
  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or be able to acquire a valid work authorization.

For more information, visit For questions, e-mail gro.htlaehymedaca@shcn.

National Health Policy Conference

February 12–13, Washington, DC

Registration for NHPC Open

The National Health Policy Conference brings together the leading experts from the Administration, Congress, academia, and the health industry to share their insight into the key health care issues confronting policymakers and to provide in depth analysis of health policy priorities for the year ahead. Register early and take advantage of special rates and exciting changes such as a new venue and targeted session topics. Review the detailed list of sessions in the conference agenda, now online. Speakers are being confirmed daily so check back often.

New Location

The conference is moving to a new location in the center of downtown Washington, DC. The Capital Hilton is just two blocks from The White House and within walking distance of monuments, museums, shopping, the National Mall, local attractions, restaurants, and other major points of interest in the city.

New Topics

This year we are introducing conversation topics that will help provide insight on select core issues in addition to the usual overview of the broad policy agenda. The four conversation topics for this year's conference are:

  • Driving for Quality
  • Addressing Coverage Issues and Evolving Strategies
  • Strengthening the Workforce
  • Advancing Public Health

There will be one plenary session and two or three break out sessions per topic. Each session will be guided by experts in their respective fields. For more information about the conference, registration, and hotel reservations please visit

NHPC is cosponsored by AcademyHealth and Health Affairs.

Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care

February 14, Washington DCSponsored 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 policymakers. The seminar will feature highlights from Mary Naylor's background paper on transitions in long-term care settings.

Additional registration is required. For more information, visit:

Save the Date for the International Health Study Tours

United Kingdom ~April 28–May 4, 2007

Germany~October 13–19, 2007

AcademyHealth is offering a unique opportunity aimed at building collaborative relationships among health services researchers and policymakers from countries with shared health policy challenges. Partnering with the NHS Confederation in the United Kingdom and the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany, the health study tours are created to stimulate new ways to think about specific health policy issues by interacting with experts from other countries that are facing similar problems.

A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted for each tour. Learn more information about the tours on our Web site at

2007 Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

June 3–5, Orlando

The 2007 ARM Call for Abstracts has been issued! Each year the ARM showcases critical and timely research.

Don't miss your chance to be part of the ARM. Submit your abstracts by Wednesday, January 9 to:

This year's 21 themes cover the gamut of health services research and provide the framework around which the agenda is developed.

Attend the 2007 ARM and join national and international colleagues to discuss cutting-edge research, debate current health policy issues, and learn new methodologies.

AcademyHealth Awards

Call for Awards

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 Thursday, February 15, for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Investigator Award—recognizes individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting contribution to the field of health services research.
  • Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award—recognizes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions.
  • Article-of-the-Year Award—recognizes the best scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published during the previous calendar year.
  • Dissertation Award—honors an outstanding scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research.

Learn more at

Here's your chance to explore Health Services Research in Progress

  • Need evidence and expert testimony for a health policy briefing?
  • Want to find evidence to inform a policy position?
  • Need research partners to round out your grant proposal?
  • Want to know if your work is unique?

To illustrate how HSRProj provides answers to these and other challenges facing health services researchers, practitioners and policymakers, AcademyHealth has developed real-world scenarios and HSRProj solutions. See what HSRProj can do for you at HSRProj is a free database coordinated by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) for the National Library of Medicine.

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