May 5, 2011

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Presentation by Kelly Devers, PhD

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals

Healthcare Reform and Multilevel Interventions and Research: Big Changes Go Hand in Hand with Big Science Lead author: Kelly Devers, PhD (Urban Institute).

The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the implications of the Affordable Care Act, and other major pieces of legislation passed in 2009, for cancer care and related research. Continuing with these major areas and provisions, we illustrate and discuss how the implementation of these reforms occurs at multiple levels of the health system. General concepts must be translated into specific and often-complex, multilevel interventions that often vary based on states and local markets prior history, interpretation, and current capacities and constraints. Recommendations will be presented for how best to develop this multilevel infrastructure to ensure that the Big Changes underway are accompanied by a new, health services research Big Science approach.

Conference Description
The research conference sponsored by the National Cancer Institute assembled health care researchers, clinicians, and administrators to discuss the importance of multilevel approaches to improving health care quality in the United States. It occurred over two days and was associated with the American Society for Preventive Oncology's (ASPO) annual meeting in March of 2011.

This presentation is one of 13 research papers. The conference offered platforms for participant discussion and engagement regarding the opportunities and challenges of multilevel intervention research. Recorded sessions, presentation slides, and additional resources are available at

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