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March 2008

State Health Initiatives Featured at AcademyHealth’s 25th Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth will host the 25th Annual Research Meeting (ARM), June 8 - 10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.  The 2008 ARM covers a wide range of policy and practice relevant health services research in more than 140 breakout sessions and 800 poster sessions. This year’s meeting will offer a number of sessions related to state health initiatives, including:

  • The Role of Evidence in Medical Policy & Coverage
    Decision Making

    Chair: Jeffrey Thompson, State of Washington
    Sunday, June 8
    11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Updates on What States are Doing: Lessons Learned for State Health Reform
    Chair: Len Nichols, New America Foundation
    Sunday, June 8
    4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • State Health Initiatives
    Chair: Alan Weil, National Academy for State Health Policy
    Monday, June 9
    11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

In addition, come early and join your peers at this year's State Health Research and Policy (SHRP) Interest Group Meeting. This unique, all-day meeting offers presentations and discussion specifically tailored to state health policymakers and researchers. The SHRP Interest Group meeting will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Additional registration is required.

Hone Your Skills with Methods Seminars 

Attend pre- and post-conference seminars in health services research methods to learn about hierarchical modeling, missing data, complex survey data, Bayesian methods, and modeling. Additional registration required.