AcademyHealth is the professional home and leading national organization for health services research, bringing together health services researchers, policy makers, health care practitioners, and stakeholders.
AcademyHealth brings these stakeholders together to address the needs of an evolving health system, inform policy and practice, and translate evidence into action. Through these activities, AcademyHealth increases the understanding of methods and data used in the field, enhances the professional skills of researchers and research users, and expands awareness of the field.
AcademyHealth also hosts conferences and events that highlight innovative health services research and provide insight into the state of health policy. These include the Annual Research Meeting, National Health Policy Conference, Health Datapalooza, and an Annual Conference on Dissemination and Implementation Science. Additionally, AcademyHealth offers programs, scholarships, fellowships, and learning networks as well as resources for job searches and other opportunities.
AcademyHealth strives to work alongside policymakers and providers at all levels to apply research evidence to real-world health care challenges. In sum, AcademyHealth is a trusted partner in the discovery and dissemination of timely and relevant research-based strategies to improve health and health care.
The AcademyHealth Student Chapter is designed to promote networking and offers opportunities to members such as discounts on event registration, access to career resources, scholarship offerings, and mentoring opportunities.
Getting involved in our Student Chapter is a great way to enhance the learning and professional development experience for students interested in health services research or health policy. As a chapter, we will have meetings that center around a guest speaker on a given topic of interest as well as opportunities for discussion related to research methods, professional skill-building, and policy topics.
If we have students who are interested in practicing a presentation prior to a conference, we can also hold space for that and provide an opportunity to practice and receive feedback in a safe and constructive environment.
We offer interchapter events, which are a great way to connect with students from other universities who are also interested in health services or health policy research. In the past, our chapter has also participated in advocacy and community service projects.