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July 2008

News from AcademyHealth

Health Policy Orientation

October 20-23, 2008

AcademyHealth’s annual Health Policy Orientation offers an in-depth understanding of formal and informal policymaking processes and the players who shape health policy in Washington. With a one-to-one ratio of faculty to participants, the Orientation features presentations by leading experts, group discussions, hands-on tutorials, and a congressional site visit. The seminar will take place October 20-23 at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The program is ideal for health policy fellows and analysts, government employees, private sector health care employees, clinicians, and consultants. Participants are encouraged to register early as space is limited – visit Additional information is available online at

AcademyHealth’s Health Services Research Impact Award

AcademyHealth requests nominations for its fourth annual HSR Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care.

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, July 30.

The author of the winning research receives:

  • $2,000 and complimentary registration and travel to the 2009 National Health Policy Conference, where the award will be presented; and
  • Publication as part of the AcademyHealth "HSR Impact" series.

For more information about the award, including eligibility criteria and the application process, visit the award Web site or contact Emily Bass at 202.292.6700.