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March 2011 St@teside

AcademyHealth Update

State Health Research and Policy a Focus at the 2011 Annual Research Meeting
June 12-14, Seattle

Follow one of the 20 conference themes for cutting-edge research presentations and roundtable policy discussions. AcademyHealth’s 2011 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) features conference tracks dedicated to issues relevant to state health policymakers, including:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Health reform implementation
  • Coverage and access, and
  • Consumer engagement.

Join more than 2,200 researchers, policy professionals, and clinicians at the premier forum for health services research. Save $100 when you register by April 21. For more information, visit

State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Annual Meeting
June 11, Seattle

AcademyHealth’s State Health Research and Policy (SHRP) Interest Group will host its annual meeting on Saturday, June 11 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The SHRP Interest group meeting provides researchers, policymakers, and practitioners the opportunity to hear and discuss recent state-level research that emphasizes the unique challenges of working within a state policy and political environment. The small-group format allows for participants to engage in discussion opportunities and network with peers from around the country.

The meeting is held in conjunction with AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Registration is open and processed through the main ARM registration page:

A limited number of scholarships are available for state officials. These scholarships will cover the cost of travel and registration for the Interest Group meeting and the main ARM (hotel costs will not be covered). Please contact Hilary Kennedy no later than Friday, April 29 if you are interested in applying for a scholarship opportunity. AcademyHealth will be in touch with applicants about the status of their scholarship request in mid-May.