IMPAQ Health Experts to Present Virtually at Annual AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference and Health Datapalooza

Arlington, Va. – Experts from IMPAQ, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present during several sessions at AcademyHealth’s 2021 Virtual Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, February 16-18, 2021. AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use it. IMPAQ Health staff will contribute to a total of 12 presentations on a variety of topics, including:

  • Confronting Racism and Inequities in Health;
  • The New Federalism: State and Local Actions in the Era of COVID;
  • Innovation and Analytics to Inform Policy and Health System Choices;
  • Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions; and
  • Ethical Responsibility of Health Systems: What Role for Transparency, Efficiency, and Capacity.

Sessions featuring IMPAQ presentations are listed below, and can be found on the AcademyHealth’s conference website via the online searchable program.
 

Tuesday, February 16

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Session theme: Confronting Racism and Inequities in Health  

Poster: Examining Food Access Challenges During COVID-19 with the Food Access Index
IMPAQ Presenter: Vincent Chan
IMPAQ Authors: Jen Pooler, Vincent Chan and Kevin Schott

Poster: Food Insecurity Among the Sexual Minority Population
IMPAQ Presenter: Surakshya Karki
IMPAQ Authors: Surakshya Karki, Paula Mian, Zachary Miller, Jennifer Pooler and Mithuna Srinivansan

Poster: Evaluation of Race/Ethnicity, Sex and Special Population Data in COVID-19 Clinical Trials        
IMPAQ Presenter: Thiyagu Rajakannan
IMPAQ Authors: Thiyagu Rajakannan, Emily Bass and Ilene Harris

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. EST

Session theme: Innovation and Analytics to Inform Policy and Health System Choices

Rapid Fire: Machine Learning Analysis of Nursing Home Characteristics and Effects on COVID-19 Incidence
IMPAQ Presenter/Author: Mason Miller
 

Wednesday, February 17

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Session theme: Ethical Responsibility of Health Systems: What Role for Transparency, Efficiency, and Capacity

Poster: Telehealth Tweets: Public Perceptions Informing Telehealth Policy after COVID-19
IMPAQ Presenter: Olivia Bundschuh
IMPAQ Authors: Olivia Bundschuh, Emily Baranski, Stevland Sonnier and Kevin Van Dyke

Poster: Challenges and Opportunities in Enforcing Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Parity
IMPAQ Presenter: Charles Patton
IMPAQ Authors: Charlie Patton and Elizabeth Schoyer

Poster: Effectiveness of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians: An Umbrella Review
IMPAQ Presenter: Siying Liu
IMPAQ Authors: Siying Liu, Bo Feng, and Brandon Hesgrove

Session theme: The New Federalism: State and Local Actions in the Era of COVID

Poster: COVID-19 Prevalance and Mortality Rates in Primary Care Health Provider Shortage Areas
IMPAQ Presenter: Maryann Deyling
IMPAQ Authors: Mithuna Srinivasan, Paula Mian, Priya Chatterjee, Angshuman Gooptu and Melissa Hafner

Session theme: Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions

Poster: Stopping the Spread: Integrating Community Health Workers into COVID-19 Response Efforts
IMPAQ Presenter: Anita Makkenchery
IMPAQ Authors: Anita Makkenchery and Brandy Farrar

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Session theme: Confronting Racism and Inequities in Health Rapid Fire Session: Structural Racism - Social Determinants of Health Focus

Rapid Fire: Visualizing Opportunities and Disparities with the SDOH Action Tool
IMPAQ Presenter: Sydney Lufsey
IMPAQ Authors: Sydney Lufsey and Ann-Marie Akiwumi    

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST

Session theme: Innovation and Analytics to Inform Policy and Health System Choices

Panel: SDOH Insight and Action: Data Viz to Improve Population Health & Health Equity 
IMPAQ Presenter: Alberto Ortega-Hinojosa
IMPAQ Authors: Alberto Ortega Hinojosa and Emily Baranski
 

Thursday, February 18

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Session theme: The New Federalism Rapid Fire Session: Exploring the Impact of State Policy Changes During COVID-19 on Reimbursement, Long-term Care, and Telehealth

Rapid Fire: Variation in Rural States' Adoption of Telehealth Commercial Payer Policies During COVID-19
IMPAQ Presenter/Author: Stevland Sonnier 
 

About IMPAQ
IMPAQ helps governments, businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities evaluate and enhance their programs and policies. We provide leading-edge research and consulting services to domestic and international clients, including monitoring and program evaluations; research and policy analysis; implementation and technical assistance; technology solutions and data management; surveys and data collection; and communications and logistics support. IMPAQ is an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Learn more at www.impaqint.com.

About AIR
Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR has offices across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit www.air.org.

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