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November/December 2012 St@teside

Call for Abstracts: State Health Research and Policy (SHRP) Interest Group Meeting

AcademyHealth’s State Health Research and Policy Interest Group has just announced a call for abstracts for the group’s 2013 annual meeting in Baltimore.* The call offers researchers, policymakers, and practitioners the opportunity to share recent state-level research and policy developments regarding coverage and access, the organization and delivery of care, and the challenges of financing and payment reform – all with an emphasis on the unique challenges of working within a state policy and political environment. Abstracts that demonstrate novel approaches to addressing state policy research needs, effective strategies for collaborating with state agencies and policy decision makers, and promising strategies for translating research to policy are also sought. Additionally, the Interest Group is seeking abstracts that focus on various data/methods approaches applied to state-level research and that address the broader policy issues outlined below. Finally, abstracts are welcomed that communicate successful strategies, as well as those which critically analyze sub-optimal approaches, but offer useful lessons and highlight opportunities for improvement.
Abstracts must be submitted by February 13 to be considered for presentation at the meeting. Please visit the SHRP webpage for more information and instructions on how to submit an abstract.
* The SHRP Interest Group Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM). The Interest Group call for abstracts is distinct from that of the ARM call for abstracts. Abstracts may be submitted to both meetings and are reviewed separately.