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October 2010 St@teside

AcademyHealth News and Events - National Health Policy Conference and More

New AcademyHealth President and CEO Named

The board of directors of AcademyHealth has tapped Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H., to be the new president and CEO of the professional society and its advocacy arm, the Coalition for Health Services Research, effective January 17, 2011. Read the full press release.

Registration Open for the National Health Policy Conference
February 7-8, Washington, D.C.

The National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) offers a comprehensive and detailed look at the nation's upcoming health policy agenda. Participants will hear directly from policymakers, practitioners, and administrators about their plans for overcoming the challenges of implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and advancing health care reform in 2011. The conference agenda includes:
  • Implementation of the ACO Model
  • ACA Impact on Employers
  • Putting Patients First
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • HIT Post-Health Care Reform
To view the preliminary agenda or to register, visit

Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarships to Attend NHPC
Application Deadline: November 15

AcademyHealth is pleased to offer the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship which provides two free registrations to the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), February 7-8, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The scholarship is designed to encourage professional and educational development in health services research and policy among student members. Applicants must be current student members of AcademyHealth and must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral program at the time of application. The application deadline is November 15, 2010. To apply or read more, visit the AcademyHealth website

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 10, 2011

The aim of the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship is to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars on a wide range of topics of mutual concern. This 13-month fellowship in Hyattsville, Maryland allows scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses and participate in developmental and health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys. All applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis. Applicants may be at the doctoral student, post-doctoral, or professional level. For details, visit