Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

About Us

Turning Policy Solutions into Action for Better Health Care

The Brookings Institution is committed to developing innovative policy solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges. The rising costs and poor quality of health care in the United States continue to rank among the nation's most imminent domestic policy challenges. While much of the health care debate focuses on strategies to expand health insurance coverage, it is also essential to improve the health care delivery system, and provide patients and their families with the high-quality, affordable health care services they need.

Established in 2007, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings is dedicated to providing practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care. To achieve its mission, the Center conducts research, develops policy recommendations, and provides technical expertise to test and evaluate innovative health care solutions. The Center’s activities fall within the Initiative on Value and Innovation in Health Care, and align with our key focus areas listed below:

  • Finance and payment reforms that promote the adoption of value-based payment models, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payments, performance-based incentives, and shared savings.
  • Delivery system reforms that encourage the widespread adoption of practical, evidence-based strategies that improve population health and reduce health care costs. 
  • Biomedical innovation that supports the development and improvement of biologics, medical devices, post-marketing surveillance and regulatory requirements. 
  • Public health strategies and policies that seek to prevent chronic disease and illness, address social determinants of health, and improve the overall health of communities nationwide.

Learn more about the Center's experts and staff

General inquiries: healthreform@brookings.edu
Media inquiries: mshaljian@brookings.edu or 202.797.6465.