Working Group Description
Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being.
The goals of the Health Services Research Working Group are two-fold:
- Enhance members understanding of health services research and how it may reinforce members’ individual missions.
- Provide shared resources for member organizations who are funding in this area.
At the Spring 2018 Members Meeting, the working group met to identify two or three specific activities that would enhance members’ understanding of health services research and how it may reinforce members’ individual missions and/or provide shared resources for member organizations who are funding in this area.
Action groups were formed to work on the following:
- Develop case studies of how HSR extends the benefit of biomedical research to provide greater clarity of what HSR is and the role it plays in supporting biomedical research.
- Provide a compilation of resources including program descriptions, announcements, applications, etc. for members already offering HSR in their grant program or considering adding it.