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Health Serv Res. 2008 August; 43(4): xi–xiii.
PMCID: PMC2517265

AcademyHealth Update

BOARD OF DIRECTOR ELECTIONS

September 2–19

The 2008 member election for the AcademyHealth Board of Directors will be held September 2–19. The election will take place online and all votes are confidential. All AcademyHealth individual members active as of August 1, 2008, are eligible to vote. Members will receive specific voting instructions in early September.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH STUDY TOURS: THE NETHERLANDS

September 21–26, 2008

AcademyHealth will travel to the Netherlands for an unprecedented opportunity to learn first-hand about the Dutch health care system—a potential reform model for the United States. This unique study tour will feature a mix of site visits and briefing sessions, focusing on issues like system reform, individual mandate, risk equalization, and quality of care. The tour is offered in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport. For more information on the tour, visit the tour website at http://www.academyhealth.org/studytours.

HEALTH POLICY ORIENTATION

October 20–23, 2008

The annual Health Policy Orientation gives participants an in-depth understanding of the formal and informal processes shaping the nation's health policy agenda. The Orientation is ideal for health policy fellows and analysts, public officials, federal or state government employees, private-sector health care employees, consultants, and students.

The program will be held at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC, October 20–23. For more information, visit the Orientation website at http://www.academyhealth.org/orientation.

NCHS/ACADEMYHEALTH HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIP

Application Deadline: January 5, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applicants for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems.

Applications are welcome from doctoral students through senior researchers and/or faculty. For more information about the fellowship and application requirements, visit http://www.academyhealth.org/nchs or e-mail AcademyHealth at gro.htlaehymedaca@shcn.

NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE

February 2–3, 2009—Washington, DC

What will be the key health policy priorities for the new administration? Join leading experts from the administration, academia, and the health industry for in-depth analysis of the nation's health policy agenda at the 2009 National Health Policy Conference. For more information, visit http://www.academyhealth.org/nhpc.

ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING (ARM)

Mark your calendar for the 2009 Annual Research Meeting, June 28–30, in Chicago.

Key Dates to Remember

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ARM Resources Available Online

2008 ARM Presentations and Abstracts—http://www.academyhealth.org/arm

Past ARM Presentations (2002–2007)—http://www.academyhealth.org/conferences/arm.htm

Past ARM Abstracts (1992–2007)—http://www.academyhealth.org/arm/abstractsearch.cfm


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