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Health Affairs’ Alan Weil reflects on 1 year of COVID-19


Permission granted by Health Affairs This article is part of a series on what the healthcare industry looks like one year after the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic and life in the United States began to drastically change.

As the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, Alan Weil has had a front-row seat to the latest in research and thoughts from key public policy experts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of science, collecting data and communicating all of this information to the public has never been more evident, as the country and world scrambled to learn as much about the novel coronavirus as quickly as possible.

Weil has been editor-in-chief of Health Affairs since June 2014. Prior to that, he was executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy and has served on numerous health organizations, including the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, the Aspen Institute’s Health Strategy Group, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the board of directors of the Essential Hospitals Institute.

Weil spoke with Healthcare Dive about the role of equity in health research, the staying power of telemedicine and how to effectively communicate important public health messages.

This interview has been lightly edited […]

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