AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference

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<p>As in the past, The Commonwealth Fund is pleased to be a supporter of the annual National Health Policy Conference, cosponsored by AcademyHealth and <em>Health Affairs</em> and scheduled to take place February 6-7, 2006 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Topics to be addressed include disparities in health care, patient safety, pay-for-performance, and more.<br><br>To learn more and to register for the conference, visit: <a href=" "></a><br><br>Please also consider attending the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, February 7, cosponsored by the Fund and AcademyHealth, which will build the capacity of researchers and state policymakers to better use evidence-based policymaking to achieve health system improvements. Additional information will be forthcoming shortly, or contact Enrique Martinez-Vidal at <a href="mailto:[email protected] ">[email protected]</a> or Kristine Metter at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">kristine.metter@academyhealth… may also be interested in attending the following adjunct meetings, which require separate registration at the <a href="">AcademyHealth Web site:</a><br><br><strong>Minicourses: Health Policy Tools and Techniques</strong><br>February 8, 2006, Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel<br><br>Interested in how research truly affects health policy? These three-hour courses give participants the tools they need to reach their own informed conclusions.<br><br><strong>Health in Foreign Policy Forum:<br>Migration and the Global Shortage of Health Care Professionals</strong><br>February 8, 2006, Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel<br><br>The 2006 Forum will focus on an issue that literally crosses national borders: the migration of health professionals. The Forum will examine the causes, consequences, and possible domestic and foreign policy responses to the global shortage of nurses and physicians.<br><br><strong>Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care</strong><br>February 8, 2006, Embassy Suites, Washington D.C. Convention Center<br><br>Sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund's Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care initiative, this seminar will address long-term care issues of interest to state and federal policymakers.<br><br></p>