AcademyHealth 2013

Celebrating 30 years, attendees meeting in Baltimore will discuss innovative research methods as they network with colleagues across the globe.

AcademyHealth 2013

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RWJF at AcademyHealth

Join us at the Annual Research Meeting, June 23-25, in Baltimore. Stop by Booth 300 to meet RWJF staff.

Find tools, resources & snapshots on important health, health care topics during #ARM13

Sessions with RWJF Thought Leaders

James S. Marks, MD, MPH, senior vice president and director, Health Group

James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director, Health Group

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Room 310:

The U.S. Health Disadvantage Relative to Other High-Income Countries: The Implications for Health Care and Public Health


Debra Joy Pérez, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 321/323:

Foundations' Research and Policy Agendas



Katherine Hempstead, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Research and Evaluation

Sunday, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Room 310: Value-Based Provider Payment Reform: Emerging State and Regional Innovation

Monday, 4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Room 317: Massachusetts and Beyond: Impact of Health Reform on Coverage and Access



Engage with health and health care leaders, RWJF grantees and alumni, and RWJF staff and leadership including: Vice President of Communications Charles "Robin" Hogen.

Monday, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., third floor outdoor terrace (inclement weather: Room 306):

RWJF Health Leaders Reception

Research Highlights

New and Noteworthy Research

New Food Outlets Improve Health, Boost Economy

New Food Outlets Improve Health, Boost Economy

Every day millions of Americans—living in cities and rural areas alike—struggle to obtain healthy, affordable food for their families. Yet research shows bringing new food outlets into underserved areas has a threefold benefit: improving health, providing economic stimulus and enhancing community development. 

Healthy Eating Research and Salud America! research on healthy food financing initiatives
Is the "Private Option" A Viable One For Expanding Medicaid?

Is the "Private Option" A Viable One For Expanding Medicaid?

Some states that oppose the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion are now considering a plan to provide Medicaid recipients with a voucher to purchase private insurance on the state exchanges. A policy brief from Health Affairs and RWJF examines whether a "private option" can be cost-effective and still provide benefits equal to traditional Medicaid.

Read the brief
2012 Year in Research Winners

2012 Year in Research Winners

After a record-breaking vote, the Foundation announced the Final 5 RWJF-supported articles that represent the "best of the best" research that has influenced the field and changed our work in a valuable way.

And the Year in Research Winners Are...

RWJF Video

Celebrating 40 Years of Research and Evaluation

Learn about the critical role research and evaluation has played in the evolution of RWJF and the field of philanthropy.

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