COVID-19 ECHO Series Reports Now Available

Starting in early March 2020, the Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19 delivered learning opportunities for primary care practitioners, operational staff, and care teams, quickly delivering “just-in-time” presentations to help health care teams respond to COVID-19. In Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, the series addressed key issues facing the health workforce, including COVID-19’s impact on vaccine […]

Weitzman Institute VP and Director Dr. April Joy Damian Named AcademyHealth Senior Scholar

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AcademyHealth announced today that April Joy Damian, Ph.D., M.Sc., has joined the organization as a senior scholar to enhance AcademyHealth’s strategy on health systems improvement, resilience, and capacity, including a specific emphasis on equity. In this position, Damian will support leadership and stakeholder engagement between AcademyHealth and others in the field who have made demonstrable […]

Weitzman Staff Attend AcademyHealth Conference

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Weitzman Institute staff attended AcademyHealth’s recent Annual Research Meeting in Washington, DC, to learn about the latest research related to health care and the healthcare system. Senior Health Policy Manager Brandon Azevedo and Project Manager Idiana Velez presented posters during the conference highlighting two Weitzman Institute projects: Addressing the Health and Health-Related Social Needs of […]

Weitzman Institute Primary Care Award Recipients Announced at Symposium

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The inaugural Weitzman Institute Primary Care Awards recipients were announced at the 2022 Weitzman Virtual Symposium on Wednesday, May 4. These awards recognize teams and organizations that have been innovative leaders in primary care practice, applied research, training and education, and policy. The recipients are: Primary Care Practice Impact Award: NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), […]

Weitzman Studies Embedding Prescription for Play in Well-Child Visits

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A pilot study conducted through a collaboration between Community Health Center, Inc.’s (CHC’s) Weitzman Institute and The LEGO® Group has found that providers and caregivers experienced a considerable change in knowledge about why play is important and providers experienced a change in how regularly they introduce learning through play to pediatric families, among other key […]