Health Administration Research for the Future: Building on 5 Years of Progress

The APHA Health Administration Section Public Health Management to Practice Series focuses on current and relevant issues, concepts, and events that emphasize health administration from all disciplinary perspectives as both art and science.

In October, the APHA Health Administration Section hosted a virtual roundtable at the 2021 APHA annual meeting (a blend of online and on-site sessions) to highlight the work of three of the previous five winners of the Research to Practice Award, which is co-sponsored by the HA Section and the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Since 2016, the award has been given annually to an author whose manuscript abstract best exemplifies current research that has effectively been put into the practice of health administrators. These papers may demonstrate translation of research findings to inform decision making and action by public health practice and policy stakeholders, development of new and/or effective dissemination strategies for research, or demonstrated achievement of work being utilized beyond peer-reviewed manuscripts.

HA Section Chair (2020-21) Michele McCay, DrPH, MPH, organized and hosted the event, “HA Research for the Future: Building on 5 Years of Progress.” Panelists included Jennifer Mosst, PhD, MPH, MSSW, whose abstract “Demonstration Project to Test Medicaid Reimbursement Models for Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Los Angeles” was selected as the winner in 2017; Janina Lord Morrison, MD, MPH, whose abstract “Wellness Center as a Model for Strengthening Community-clinical Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Management,” was selected in 2018; and Ann F. Chou, PhD, MPH, MA, whose abstract “Identifying Practice Facilitation Strategies to Improve Quality Targets in Primary Care: Applying the Promoting Actions on Research Implementation in Health Services Framework” was selected in 2019. 

Moderator Lloyd Novick, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, invited panelists to share updates of their previously submitted research and the impact it has had on practice. Afterwards, panelists discussed ways that new public health and health administration researchers might easily translate their research into practice and shared their forecasts of what the research needs will be to address health administration practice challenges this decade.

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